It is strongly recommended that those going to the alps prepare themselves well in advance for their activity by participating in some form of pre-season fitness program to get fit to go skiing or boarding.

Skiing/boarding are high aerobic activities and require flexibility, strength, endurance, speed and quick reflexes. A pre-season fitness program will enhance your physical condition in these areas. By being fitter you will have a greater experience and lessen the chance of injury to yourself and other skiers/boarders.

  In any fitness program, the following points are vital:
• Start your training well before the ski season or your trip;

• Training sessions must be regular and frequent – at least three times per week;

• Always warm up before an exercise session.

Children, as well as adults, will benefit from a pre-season fitness program.


Alcohol & Drugs are fuel for disaster in the snow, they impair your judgement and your ability. Your reaction times are significantly reduced and increase the risk of injury. The whole alpine experience begins when you leave home and doesn’t finish until you return. Avoid alcohol consumption and the use of illegal substances, because they increase your risk of hypothermia.

Alcohol & Drugs impair judgement, slow response time and reduce your ability to respond to an emergency.