Balance is a very important skill for all levels of skiing ability from novice to expert. If we skied directly after a heavy ‘après-ski’ session (I don’t advice this!), I think most of us would see our performance decline. With some simple and focused training before our holiday, we can improve our balancing skills to help us to perform better on skis. This could involve a variety of exercises, from standing on one leg through to more challenging tasks such as standing on balance balls or slack lines.