Ski trainingSki training during the summer season was initially very difficult for skiers but that changed with invention of home skiing equipment. Several companies worldwide now manufacture ski simulators and you can choose from basic, advanced or professional level equipment. Traditionally, most skiers used roller skis to get into shape during off-season time. However, this equipment was not effective. Furthermore, it did result in a large range of injuries that could permanently damage limbs. High quality home skiing equipment is not the training material of choice and it can ensure optimum fitness by working out your entire body. The arm motion of a home skier machine closely resembles the arm movements seen in skiing. All models are equipped with short skis and they have slippers that will hold your feet in place as your ski. Arm and leg movements are coordinated the same way as for cross-country skiing and the tension levels is adjusted accordingly. A word of caution though; even though home skiers are easy to use, they require a lot of practice. Ski-simulators require balance and coordination and if you are doing this for the first time, we recommend you start with short workouts and then increase speed accordingly. It may also be necessary for users to increase their upper body workouts as ski simulators provide minimal workouts for the upper body. However, it is necessary for you to choose a machine according to your proficiency level.

Professional grade machines are the most effective for expert skiers as they have onboard computers, speed adjusters and security devices to ensure a better workout. Make sure you compare rates and machines before you actually buy equipment. You can start by taking a look at the different machines listed at for buying guides, ski instructions, and additional information.