COLORADO - Bad weather in the mountains can interrupt your workout schedule. There are ways to make lemonade from lemons and stay in shape.
Ski areas have uphill policies and are a smart alternative. Jon Kedrowski explains, "It's a great training tool, because on a day like today the winds are blowing and it's really brutal and instead of being up on a peak worrying about avalanche danger we can be at the ski area and it's a safe haven."
Staying in shape for the good weather days is the objective. You feel better on those climbs. Even during good weather sometimes the avalanche danger is too high or the wind is too strong to summit but it gives you that flexibility to make the right decision.