Let It Snow! A Guide to Winter Sports

Don't be a snow flake! Here's how to make the most of skiing, ice skating and more (28 Photos)

Mary Duffy on Jan 1, 2011 at 11:40AM

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Let It Snow! A Guide to Winter Sports

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Drink This, Not That

Exercise can be dehydrating, and mountain air is especially dry, so down plenty of fluids before, during and after your winter activities. (At higher altitudes, thirst and appetite are suppressed, so don't wait until you feel like drinking or eating to do so.) Stick to water, or low-sugar fruit juice or sports drinks. A cocoa, coffee or tea break is fine, but forget the hot toddies, at least until after you're through playing for the day: Alcohol can rob your body of fluid, impair your judgment and coordination and lower your core body temperature.
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