In hopes of speeding that process up, I tried out Yoga for Skiers and Riders, a new class at a beautifully remodeled space in the Inn at Stratton Mountain. Yes, it was hard after a long day at the mountain, and yes, I felt miles better by the end of it.
The class is designed to relax, stretch and strengthen the muscles that every skier and snowboarder uses (and sometimes abuses). Our instructor, Jo, led us through a series of movements that engaged the core, worked the upper body, and at last, stretched my stiff legs and hips. I was tired by the end of it (to be fair, I was tired at the beginning too), but when I woke up the next morning I knew that it was more than worth it.
I was ready to suit up, boot up and click in and tackle the mountain another day.
Can I get an O-M?
Child's Pose: one of my favorites for a good stretch - it's almost like lying down!