Ski Butlers Blog - Nikki Bongaerts
How to Get in Shape for Ski Season
With the bulk of ski resorts opening in just 45 days, now is the time to get on a six week ski preseason strength training plan. We caught up with Olympic Gold Medalist, mogul skier, and Certified Personal Trainer from the American Council on Exercise, Hannah Kearney, to find out the most effective ways to get in shape for the slopes. To get stronger, prevent injuries, feel fresh for longer, and therefore have more fun, Kearney advises that you focus on three main aspects in your workout regimen: core, quads, and hamstrings. On the blog today, Kearney will go ahead and breakdown the top exercises for each. Don’t worry- every single one of these exercises can be done with bodyweight in the privacy of your own home, or with a simple set of weights. A gym membership is purely optional but not required.
Why Our Customers Will Love Chamonix
By now, you have seen our BIG announcement about our continued European expansion: we have expanded our services to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in the French Alps! Whether you have been to the French Alps before or not, you are probably looking for more information about Chamonix itself. To help you prepare for a once in a lifetime ski trip, we are breaking down the top reasons why our customers will love Chamonix.
The Top 5 Reasons to Visit Vail in the Fall
You return to ski there year after year, but what about the other seasons in Vail? Vail may be jam packed in the winter, but in the fall, mountain towns have what is known as "shoulder season." This time of year is the perfect time to get better acquainted with your favorite ski town, and Vail is no exception.
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As you may have read in Our Values blog, one of our five core values is "Give: give back to our local communities." You may have noticed that we have a feature in our checkout process that allows customers to donate an amount of their choice towards giving back to the local communities we live and operate in. The one main area we have chosen to focus our giving has been climate change. When it comes to climate change, we don't just talk the talk. On top of prioritizing donations to go towards climate change organizations, we operate out of a HQ in Park City that runs on solar panels, and we are proud to have the only electric vehicle in the ski rental delivery industry.