I've been practicing yoga since 1987 and skiing since 1979. When I retired from ski racing in 1994, I ranked 17th in women's slalom in the United States. At 49 years old, I still aggressively ski at least 30 days a year in Colorado, Utah, and Europe, but I methodically use these yoga-based moves to warm up and prevent injury.
Even if you're new to skiing, these exercises are a great way to get comfortable with your equipment. Many can be modified for snowboarders, too. Find a flat surface to prevent sliding, then let loose and play! You may inspire others to join the fun, too.
Here are five yoga poses you can do on your skis: