Verbier is synonymous with luxury and indulgence. With catered chalet experiences offering the chance to sample decadent foods and wines, and Verbier’s restaurants providing popular products such as cheeses, chocolates and pastries, it’s hard to say no! However, there are ways to stay healthy on a Verbier ski holiday, and Luxury Rentals Verbier is here to show you the way.
Skiing and snowboarding are not activities for the faint-hearted, and both require a certain level of fitness, health, stamina, balance and concentration. And don’t forget, it’s also very tempting to go wild during apres ski! Therefore, it’s fundamental to prepare your body and mind to ensure you stay safe and active on the slopes. Below, we take a look at some ways you can keep your fitness and health in peak condition.
Preparation is key to making the most of your Verbier ski holiday. Before you embark on your trip, you may want to take part in some basic exercise routines to ensure you don’t strain or pull your muscles – particularly in the legs, thighs and bum. A strong core is crucial when it comes to successful skiing, and will help you maintain form and keep going throughout the day.
Starting your simple exercise regime a couple of months before your ski holiday will ensure you are in great shape for the slopes. We recommend a combination of general endurance (such as aerobic exercise) and core strength building in order to prepare these muscles. Keeping up with your routine will decrease the likelihood of injury.
After a long day on the slopes, exercise may be the last thing on your mind! But a few gentle stretching exercises could ensure that your muscles don’t tense up or start aching. Before you curl up next to the warm chalet fireplace or take a long relaxing soak in the bath tub, try and stretch those tired muscles, focusing on your legs, hips and bottom.
If physical exercise sounds too strenuous, you could always invest in a foam roller which enables you to self-massage areas of the body to release muscle tightness or trigger points. You may experience some discomfort or soreness but you will feel much better for it in the end.
We know all too well how tempting it is to go wild on the slopes, as well as the apres ski, so it’s important to stay fuelled and hydrated during your trip. You will need lots of energy if you are going to spend a few days skiing. At Luxury Rentals Verbier, we offer a catered service that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner to suit any requirements.
We can provide a sumptuous breakfast spread of cereals, eggs, bread, juices and coffee to help keep you full on the slopes, a packed lunch to take with you, and a delicious five-course dinner when you return from the mountains. Get in touch with us today to discuss any dietary requirements or foods that you would like to sample in particular.
If you plan to buy your own shopping, consider healthy, energy boosting foods such as nuts, seeds, oats and grains. Here’s a list of recommended food and drink for skiers.
Because skiing is a particularly demanding sport, overindulgence of alcohol or partying into the early hours can affect your physical and mental faculties, as well as being potentially dangerous.
A cheeky tipple with your evening meal is probably not going to do much damage – a mulled wine certainly goes nicely with the alpine backdrop as your view! But demolishing the chalet wine cellar might not be a great idea. It’s also important to remember that the altitude will also leave people more susceptible to the effects of alcohol.
There are some great apres ski opportunities in Verbier with some places staying open until 4 am. If you plan to experience this side of Verbier, you may want to do so when you know you have a quiet, chilled next day. The altitude can also make you feel more sleepy, so be sure you get a decent amount of kip.
If you are looking for some of the most exclusive luxury chalets Verbier has to offer, then look no further. Luxury Rentals Verbier has a carefully selected portfolio of exceptional chalet sand apartments to suit any group size and requirements.
Browse our selection of ski accommodation online about book your Verbier ski holiday today. Get in touch with us today via phone +41 77 417 19 69 or by filling out our online enquiry form.