The beauty and adventure of the Australian backcountry

In the Australian backcountry, the terrain and experience during winter is usually like no other place. People go to explore the best of Australian backcountry on skis or board. The Australian backcountry is generally known for skiing and adventure sport. Skiing is a snow sport with many advantages for the person who practices it. A sport that will make you feel liberated and let you enjoy a rise of adrenaline. But it is also an activity to do as a family, and enjoy with your loved ones a day in the snow.

Skiing and adventure sport in the Australian backcountry comes with its own risks, so individuals must be physically and mentally ready for the task. Preparing for skiing is important to make the most of your vacation and avoid getting hurt. You must strengthen your muscles, but also your balance, your resistance, and your vigilance.

Good physical fitness is essential to prevent skiing accidents. With some advice to perform physical exercises adapted to your lifestyle, some elementary principles and good hygiene of life, will be well prepared for winter sports. Ski accidents are becoming more frequent, especially joint injuries. Very often, they are due to a lack of physical preparation before going out to ski.

Preparing yourself for skiing:

In general, practice daily gymnastics exercises, they stand out for developing resistance to fatigue.

  • Start riding a bike: biking activities stimulate the same muscles as skiing.
  • Go for a swim: swimming allows you to relax while the whole body (thighs, arms, back).
  • Running is also a good exercise to work your cardio, jogging for 40 minutes for 2 to 3 times a week is recommended to develop respiratory capabilities. If possible, run on rough terrain, to develop your sense of balance during the effort.

Following these few tips will allow you to take better advantage of your mountain vacation.

During the adventure:

Once you have reached your station, your body will have to get used to the change of air, altitude and intense physical effort. All this is going to ask for an additional effort, in addition to the accumulated fatigue of going down the tracks every day.

To help you stay fit during your stay, we give you some complementary tips:

  • Make sure you do not skip breakfast
  • Drink plenty of water since dry air increases dehydration
  • Think about getting warm a little before starting your first descent, walking a little, and doing some leg flexes. This will prevent your muscles and joints from having to suffer a violent cold effort.
  • If you get too tired, do not force and stop, or go for the easiest tracks.
  • Do not hesitate to go to bed early, and avoid alcoholic nights, sources of fatigue and dehydration.
  • Do not forget to check your ski bindings by a professional badly adapted bindings are responsible for 43% of the knee sprains.