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Snacks for Skiers - Top Nutritional Snacks for Skiing
Snacks for Skiers - Top Nutritional Snacks for Skiing
Snacks for Skiers - Top Nutritional Snacks for Skiing

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Do you bring snacks with you while skiing? Do you know which snacks are best for skiers? Depending on how many moguls you decide to tackle, downhill skiing can burn upwards of 500 calories per hour — and if you aren’t eating the proper foods to fuel your day, expect to bonk out hours before your buddies do.

But eating well on the slopes is easier said than done.

What Not to Snack On

There are lots of options out there for snacks, but some of the obvious candidates are not the best choices for skiers. While an apple or an orange would surely be the best type of slow-burning carbohydrate your body would thrive on, fruits’ bulk occupies valuable Camelback and jacket pocket real-estate.

Your go-to PB&J (flattened no matter how many layers of aluminum foil you wrap around it) is about as appetizing as a piece of cardboard. And don’t even think about purchasing that overpriced cheeseburger in the packed lodge.

Why Good Snacks are Important

Having the right foods while out on the slopes should not be an afterthought when packing up your gear. Does it really make sense to invest in the best skiing gear but not in the best skiing snacks?

You may be having fun, but your body is doing a lot of work so you need both nutrition and energy. No matter how hearty your breakfast is, it won't last you for the entire day! You also don't want to waste time leaving the slopes to find something. And you certainly don't want to waste money on over-priced junk full of empty calories.

You can optimize your ski day strength with the following uber-tasty snacks. They are small and light enough to carry in your parka pocket, hearty enough to sustain your endurance for a truly gnarly day of skiing, and priced low enough to be a good value.

Snacks for Energy

We get it, a Snickers can taste truly phenomenal when you are cold, tired, and on the verge of crashing from low blood sugar. But bypass the artificial ingredients by reaching for Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Candy Bar instead. Born by the makers of the individually-wrapped nut butter squeeze packs (which are also a great choice, by the way) Justin’s recently launched this delicious and natural candy line.

Perfect during a tedious gondola ride, Clif Crunch Honey Oat Granola Bar provides the fuel you need. Filled with healthy carbohydrates such as organic barley flakes and natural sweeteners like honey and evaporated cane juice, this tasty, crunchy granola bar will bring your screaming muscles back to life.

Snacks to Drink

Not every snack has to be chewed — sometimes it's faster and easier to drink your nutrition. The darling of ultra-marathoners everywhere, Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator is the natural version of Gatorade. Free from artificial colors, sugars, and calories, this mineral-packed powder is sweetened with stevia — and contains no dairy, gluten, or soy.

Unlike most protein shakes that are loaded with fat, Mix1 Lean Performance Protein Shakes has lean options containing a reasonable 90 calories, 9 grams of protein, and a wee little bottle that fits snugly in your pocket. If you are getting an early start and find yourself with no appetite at 6AM, this easily-digestible drink can pump you up right from the get-go.

 

By: Jenna Blumenfeld

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