Clinics, Ski Tips Dan Egan

Early Season – Tune up and Warm up

Winter is here & it’s time to break out the ski gear and before hitting the slopes, it is important to make sure your equipment is ready to go! I have my skis edges tuned, waxed and my bindings checked to ensure that they are in top condition. I recommend that you do the same to be safe and you will also have more confidence for your first runs of the season!

Another key to early season skiing is making sure that you take 5-10 minutes and do some stretching exercises. This will loosen up your muscles and help you avoid an early season injury. Calves, thighs and hamstring muscles need a warm-up before they start to do their job. I make it a habit and take 5-10 minutes to stretch before I ski each and every time, all season long. So, take a few minutes – it will go a long way towards helping you have a great day on the slopes!

Now your gear is ready, muscles are stretched, so what’s next? Fuel! Your body needs fuel to burn for a long day of skiing & muscles need energy to burn. In the morning, a healthy breakfast is key. I enjoy hot oatmeal with a bit of honey, a banana along with a glass of O.J. The banana and orange juice will give you potassium & the oatmeal give to some healthy carbs. This is a quick, healthy meal that only takes 5 minutes to prepare. Don’t forget to Hydrate throughout the day too – Water and sport drinks will keep you hydrated and it is just as easy to become dehydrated during the winter months as it is during the summer. So, remember these healthy nutrition tips to keep your engine running while enjoying your day on the mountain.

A combination of tuned gear, stretching your muscles, a healthy pre-ski meal and hydrating throughout the ski day will keep you skiing smooth and flying down the mountain at your favorite resort!

Doug Marsden finds new snow @ Loon

Doug’s tips for the new season


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Dan resides in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and is available for private clinics throughout the world, and in New England . Dan welcomes teenagers and adults, either as individuals or groups. www.deganmedia.com, www.skiclinics.com, www.boston.com/egan

9 Responses to “Early Season – Tune up and Warm up”

  1. On December 6, 2012 at 5:55 pm Dan responded with... #

    Doug, Thanks! Great to have you writing for us this winter!

    • On December 12, 2012 at 7:55 am Doug responded with... #

      You are welcome &. thanks for having me!

  2. On December 6, 2012 at 6:04 pm Dan responded with... #

    I’ve been skiing with Doug since the late 90′s his transformation from weekend want a be to PSAI Pro has been amazing!!

  3. On December 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm Rich responded with... #

    Doug has been a consistently popular ski instructor with children and adults. He has an uncanny knack of sizing up your needs and delivering the lesson that meets those needs. His students are fiercely loyal and accept no substitutes!

  4. On December 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm Dylan responded with... #

    Doug is the man! I ski with him at least twice a year! He knows everything about sking and knows how to make it really fun! We’ve done some crazy stuff and travel to all different types of mountains! He Is the one you want to ski with!

  5. On December 6, 2012 at 8:47 pm Jeff Ginnis responded with... #

    Stay tuned for more tips from my buddy Famous Ski Pro Doug Marsden! He’s good, I’ve skied with him all over the world, I’ll never forget him coaching me to one of my best runs ever when we ripped down a steep deep powder run in Valle Nevado, Chile. Those turns are etched in my memory forever. Thanks Dougie!

  6. On December 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm Joe responded with... #

    Doug is the best instructor I’ve ever skied with him from the first bunny hill right up till my first double black and back country skiing. He made me the impressive skier I am today.

  7. On December 15, 2012 at 6:48 pm Emily Ball responded with... #

    Thanks for the tips Doug!

    Thank you for the lessons at Loon Mountain last year and hope to see you again this winter!

    Maybe Tuckerman’s ravine this spring? :)

    -Emily

  8. On December 15, 2012 at 6:54 pm Courtney Dowling responded with... #

    Hey Doug! Skiing Cannon with you rocked last year! Planning to get up there again this winter and make some turns with you.

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