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You’ve endured six weeks of interval lactic-threshold training to build your endurance base and six weeks of serious gym time for raw strength and power. Now, with a core workout that will hone your reflexes and make you cheetah-quick, you can move into the beginning of the ski season with confidence that you’ll squash your buds on those bell-to-bell days. Maintenance is the key to success. Keep up your form by doing three cardio workouts a week for your lungs and hit the gym in between for core work and strength lifts.By Paul Scott