5 Things You Need to Do Before Ski Season

Ensure you and your gear are ready when early season skiing starts up

Before you know it snow will be falling and it’ll be time for early season skiing and boarding. Check out these five tips to ensure you and your gear are ready when the time comes.

Get Your Gear Ready
It’s time to unpack your gear, dust it off and get it ready for the upcoming season. Hopefully you put your skis or board away in good shape, but if not, you’ll need to do some work before you hit the mountain. Check out our guide to getting your skis and boards mountain ready or take your gear to your local shop.

Replace Anything That’s Broken or Worn Down
Before you start to pack for your first ski trip, now is the time to replace anything that needs replacing. Don’t wait until it breaks on the mountain, which is not only disruptive to your day, but also dangerous. Instead, take care of any issues now to avoid the hassle.

Buy Your Season Pass
Avid skiers and boarders will be spending a lot of time on the mountain this year, so save money and buy your season pass as soon as possible. Trust us, it’s not getting any cheaper.

Plan Your First Trip (or a Big Ski Vacation)
Planning a trip with friends and family now will not only give you something to look forward to, but it will likely save you some money in the long run.

See: How to Save Big on Your Next Ski Trip

Start Training Now
Having to head in early because your body can’t take even one more run is probably one of the worst early season situations. Start a training program now building strength and endurance to ensure you’re ready for whatever the mountain has in store.

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