Hit the slopes
Snow skiing will unarguably make you a better water skier. The mechanics of moving through the turns are nearly identical, whether you are shredding water or snow. You don’t necessarily need water skiing on your brain while on the hill, but pay particular attention to the way your hips move into your turn to initiate a change of direction. Get on your skis as often as possible this winter, and you will reap the rewards when spring breaks.
Embrace a new sport
There is no more effective way to make strides in your physical fitness than to take up a new sport. Whether you join an indoor soccer league or sign up for a basketball team, your overall fitness and athleticism will dramatically improve when you immerse yourself in an unfamiliar sport. Break free of your standard methods of remaining fit through the winter, and you may find your off-season less painful.
Plan your summer
Use this off-season to plan next summer’s attack. Instead of diving into spring without any real direction, begin to chart your projected timeline now. Start by making a list of goals for the season, and then decide on approximate dates for each goal to be met. Your next step will be to determine what will be required to reach these goals. You may need an early season trip to a ski school or to plan on attending a local spring ski clinic. Decide which tournaments you plan to ski and what scores to expect. The more detailed you are in your planning, the more accountable you will be every time you hit the water.