@sunshined - That is a good idea to strengthen those muscles before you go. I do a lot of cross country skiing, so my peroneus longus muscles get a good work out in the winter.
What I need to do is start doing strengthening exercises like this early in the fall before it even starts getting cold outside.
If I did this, my legs and ankles would be in much better shape by the time cross country ski season starts. Usually it always takes me a few weeks to get in shape and get my muscles used to the extra work.
If I was in shape before I went the first time, it wouldn't take me nearly as long to build up the strength I need for a long day on my skis.