Ski Season and Hydration Therapy


Winter is finally here and that means it’s ski season!  Ski season and Hydration Therapy go hand in hand for proper sports performance—time to go powder hunting and earn some après-ski after a great day of shredding on the slopes. When you run through your checklist and make sure you have all your gear—skis and boots, helmet and hat, goggles and gloves—be sure to add this vital item: proper hydration — as in IV Hydration Therapy.

For most of us, the thought of drinking cold water on a cold day is less than appealing. It is also inconvenient to stop and make sure you are drinking enough when you are having a great day out on the mountain. Plus, who wants to have to run back into the ski lodge to use the restroom over and over again when fresh powder stashes are calling your name? Yes, staying hydrated is often overlooked, but can increase the chance of feeling fatigued and run down. It can also negatively impact your performance, and recovery, and lead to altitude sickness.

Hydration for skiing starts long before you hit the slopes. To stay properly hydrated, you should start consciously drinking plenty of water at least 1-2 days in advance of your trip. Drinking water on the morning of skiing is just as important, as well. While getting ready and driving to the resort, drink approximately 1 liter of water to set you up for success that day.

Throughout your time at the mountain, any time you hit the lodge or go to your car, make sure to get a big drink of water. It is easy to ignore hydration, especially when you might not feel thirsty. What you may not realize, though, is how much water you are sweating out. With all those layers on, you might not feel yourself sweating, and—if you are at altitude—you are losing twice as much water as you would at sea level.

Sometimes water just is not enough, or maybe you simply want to take advantage of the benefits of hydration therapy. Hydration therapy is a treatment that delivers fluids, vitamins, and nutrients directly into your bloodstream through a small IV in your arm. The fluids can include vitamins, electrolytes, and antioxidants. By allowing the fluids to circulate through your body, hydration therapy replenishes fluids in a way that drinking water simply cannot.

Hydration therapy effectively promotes optimal performance and care for your body before and after exercise. Hydration therapy will set you up for an energetic day on the mountain, as well as provide for great sports recovery after an intense day. It can also help if you might have partaken in a little too much après-ski, or if you are having difficulty adjusting to the altitude.

If you have questions about how ski season and hydration therapy can be incorporated into your ski routine, contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns. Tahoe Ketamine is located near many popular ski resorts. We offer a full range of IV hydration infusions, designed to get you rehydrated, replenished, and rejuvenated for as many days on the slopes as you can handle!

Contact us for more information about our IV Therapies at 530-208-9355 or by filling out the contact form below.

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