Hangover may impair your skiing

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 18, 2009 4:40 pm

One of the best parts of skiing, clearly, is the apres party. We all know the experience of forcing ourselves out of bed the next morning because we don’t want to waste any precious ski time…but our bodies hurt so much, and the bed (floor) feels so darn good.

Ever feel like your hangover is affecting your skiing? Like maybe you’re significantly worse because you’re so hungover? Well, a new study coming out of Brown University says you’re definitely right (if you’re between the ages of 21 and 33, that is).

The study says it doesn’t matter how many impurities the alcohol has in it (clear or dark liquid), a hangover will impair judgment, reaction times, and concentration in young adults ages 21-33 the morning after a hard night of drinking. “People will be impaired the morning after – after the alcohol leaves the system,” Dr. Damaris Rohsenow of the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies in Providence, Rhode Island said.

The study says once the hangover feels gone, you’re probably good to go. The Doctor said it “might be a good rule of thumb (to) wait until [you] don’t feel so lousy the next morning before doing any activities that might involve operating dangerous equipment.” Depending on your ability, skis can definitely be considered dangerous equipment…