As most of us experienced our first real snowfall, it’s important to remember proper technique when lifting what will become very impressive snowmen and snowwomen.
Keep a wide base of support. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart, with one foot slightly ahead of the other (karate stance).
Squat down, bending at the hips and knees only. If needed, put one knee to the ground and your other knee in front of you, bent at a right angle (half kneeling).
Keep good posture: your back straight, your chest out and your shoulders back. This helps keep your upper back straight while having a slight arch in your lower back.
Slowly lift by straightening your hips and knees (not your back). Keep your back straight, and don’t twist as you lift.
Hold your snowman’s head as close to your body as possible, at the level of your belly button.
All you have to do now is add his hat!