Here at ASO Mammoth we are always hungry to ride at Mammoth Mountain, but one of the few things that can pull us away from the mountain is physical hunger. It’s not just us either.
Everyone has to eat after a few hours of spending energy through a physical activity like skiing and snowboarding otherwise they won’t be able to enjoy themselves. Time spent eating at a restaurant on the mountain or waiting in line to get food is lost time on the snow. To help you make the most of your day, the ASO Mammoth team has put together a quick guide to the best foods to carry with you while skiing and snowboarding. Fill up on the information below and never go hungry on the mountain!
Although eating is incredibly important when skiing and snowboarding, you won’t get very far if you’re not making a concerted effort to drink water while on the mountain. That’s why we’re starting our list of foods with water.
That may seem obvious, but there are several factors that keep people from drinking water while skiing. For example, the cold temperatures and high altitudes that usually go hand in hand with skiing and snowboarding cause people to want to drink less water. On top of that, many people avoid drinking water in order to cut down on time spent off the snow for bathroom breaks. If you allow yourself to become de-hydrated then the time you do have on the mountain will be miserable, so drink 12-16 ounces of water per hour of skiing no matter how hard it is or how many bathroom breaks you have to take.
It’s hard to beat overnight oats when it comes to simplicity and nutritional value. All you need to do to prepare your oats is combine equal parts raw oats and almond milk into a sealable container the night before your ski day and you’ve got an easy but nutritious meal that will give you energy for the day. Overnight oats are served cold, which makes them easy to pack for a day of skiing. However, if you’re looking for a way to warm them up then you can add warm spices such as cinnamon to your oats to liven up your meal! You can also add berries and other fruit like bananas for even more nutrition.
The best foods are the ones that are lightweight, easy to pack, and nutritious. Trail Mix checks all three of those boxes and then some. When you’re skiing and snowboarding, you’re exhausting your muscles whether you feel like it or not. The ingredients in most trail mixes combine fibers, fats, proteins, and carbs the create a nutrient dense snack that replenishes the energy your muscles need to function.
Trail mix has the added benefit of coming in many varieties and with just about any ingredient you can imagine, but just because you can find any trail mix you could ever want doesn’t mean you should eat them all. Avoid trail mixes that have candy and other processed sweets in them for the best results.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Remember when we said that it’s hard to beat overnight oats when it comes to simplicity and energy dense ingredients? This grade school classic is one the foods that does.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are popular with kids and adults alike because of how simple they are to make, but for skiers and snowboarders they are also easy to pack. Plus, they taste just as good squished!