MASTER THE SLOPES
Reach the peak of winter fitness with our quiver of the best skis for your style and ability. Clip in for a workout to freshen both body and mind
This may be the altitude talking, but who needs a wellness retreat? Forget early-morning yoga – we prefer adrenalin Zen. Nothing will focus your mind and put your office anxieties to rest faster than standing on the precipice of a black run. But don’t wander aimlessly into a ski-hire shop: allow the MH Lab to equip you instead with the prograde kit that can keep pace with you on the piste and far off it, too.
This month, we entrusted elite coach Jack Hall and the instructors of Altitude Ski and Snowboard School in Verbier, Switzerland, to trial the best equipment of the season and reveal what best fits your style and ability. With the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine finding that you can elevate metabolism, boost heart health and fly through a supercharged lower-body workout by putting on some salopettes and hurtling downhill, hitting the slopes is more than just a cold legs day. It’ll offset the fondue, too. See you après ski.