Off the Beaten Skin Track
Going up and down mountains is in our DNA. So, replacing skis, split boards, and skins with hiking boots feels natural when the snow melts. Hiking is a tremendously varied activity with numerous physical benefits, but it’s also an elixir for our minds, moods and relationships.
Few other activities are as beneficial for your legs. But clambering over uneven surfaces and navigating your way around fallen trees, over rocks, roots and across streams also engages your core. Add hiking poles, giving your upper body a comprehensive, low-impact workout. But hiking is more than off-season fun — it is also one of the best ways to prepare for the next winter season.
Not only that, but countless studies have proven the beneficial effects of sustained exercise on mental health and one’s outlook on life. Physical activity releases endorphins, energizing your spirit and making you happy. Regular hikes reduce your blood pressure and cortisol levels, producing a calming effect only nature can offer. So, explore the daily walks and hikes near your home, and let us also inspire you with a few of our favourite hikes around the globe. We predict you’ll soon be planning destination hiking missions to complement your winter travels.