nickgarcia98Skiing a good workout?
For me it has been yeah. I started skiing last season and my legs became really muscular [30ish full days]. I actually gained weight over the season, but I also got skinnier. I went to the gym twice a week as well.
It's nothing compared to other season activities for exercise though. I dropped 65 pounds from June 2013-Dec 2013, then gained 12 during my season [only went two times prior to January], and I've lost 15 since May.
Hiking, swimming [make sure you get in the hot tub or tan afterwards, otherwise you'll just eat everything you see], trail running, and the gym are the activities I do the most. Hiking also convinced me to drop my food intake to about half.
I'd like to drop 10-15 lbs more before the season starts - currently sitting at 225 lbs [6'3"], this would put me at a normal NBMI, which I've never been in my life, but if I don't hit it that's ok. A good chunk of the motivation to lose weight is to ski better and reduce injury risk, but I think the bigger chunk of it is just the awesome mountain lifestyle that I never got to live until last year. If you're looking to get in shape those are some things you can keep in mind.