Starting your ski holiday fit and strong will make a huge difference, especially at high altitudes. If you’re fit, you’ll acclimatise more quickly, making it easier to learn how to ski black slopes and off-piste.
“When you are on the slopes, don’t overdo it: if you feel yourself flagging, just stop”, says BASI instructor, Annabel Seele. “The minute you build up too much lactic acid and start to fade, your technique goes to pot; you fall into old bad habits and it only inhibits your progress.”
The key to improving is slowing everything down, so you can change and work on your technique. _“When you ski fast, it is hard to change anything" _,says Annabel. “You need repetition to build up muscle-memory, and practice really does make it perfect.”