Ski season is quickly approaching. Even if you're avoiding the #winteriscoming social media nonsense, November is here and with that most of the country will be sliding on snow very soon. In addition to the anticipated high fives after epic runs and faceshots, ski season often means long days outside in the mountains. The frequent late nights and early mornings, along with skipping showers, in pursuit of the deepness can take a toll on your body. Below are a few items that will keep you in check, because staying healthy throughout the course of the year is paramount—and missing powder days aren't an option.
Ursa Major Travel Essentials Kit $50
If you head to work after shredding you may bring a little stink. And since being able to hold down that sweet job while still being able to ski should be a top priority, consider the Travel Essentials Kit from Ursa Major. It contains deodorant, face wipes, calming face balm—work is stressful, man—tonic spray, and face wash. Each product contains zero toxins, and is naturally derived. So keep it in your car, and keep your job.
Life Elements CBD & Honey Healing Stick $20
No, you can't eat this and get a buzz. But, you can rub it along your sore muscles, joints, and areas that develop tendinitis from overuse. The 0.05 oz. stick contains 50mg of organically grown Hemp Derived CBD which is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. CBD also protects your skin from UV rays and other harmful pollutants. It has more of a soothing sensation than a traditional pain relief ointment that heats up and cools instantly. It contains no petroleum, parabens, or preservatives. I've been using it for some tendinitis and it's working well.
Trigger Point Performance GRID Foam Roller $35
The first time you use a foam roller you'll most likely cringe in pain. The hard EVA foam provides a deep massage when rolled over your muscles, breaking up fascia easily. Once you develop a routine it eventually hurts less, and you'll wonder how you ever got by without using it after skiing. Rolling your quads, hamstrings, IT band, back, and calves feels amazing post skiing. It loosens you up and is easy injury prevention.
Hanah One $55
You may notice your favorite pro-skier mentioning this in their feed. I did too, so I figured I would give it a shot. Hanah One is an Ayurvedic (an ancient medicine practice from India) supplement made from 30 wild-harvested botanicals. It comes in a honey base rather than a powder or pill. I've been mixing it in smoothies or drinking it as a tea once a day. The company suggests taking it daily and that the benefits will become noticeable after a couple weeks—which include boosts in energy, immune system, clarity, and memory. While I haven't noticed a big change yet, I usually can't stop moving anyway – I have managed to keep away some nasty colds my wife and 11 month old have been dealing with for the last two weeks.