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What do you bring for lunch?

post #1 of 16
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My home mountain has great eats - if you're willing to pay the price. I'm one to think that $10 chili dog and $9 hamburgers are too expensive for my taste, and prefer to bring my lunch from home.

I started with ham and cheese sandwiches last year, then added oranges and something to drink. Changed to wrap sandwiches later in the season (much tastier). Finally, I got a Thermos and was thinking of bringing hot chili soups, hot dogs, or other warm food with me from home.

Do you have any favorite things you like to bring with you for lunchtime?

post #2 of 16

If I don't feel like breaking for lunch:

PB & J sandwiches on whole wheat. Eat them on the chair.


If I do feel like breaking for lunch:

Brown rice with shredded carrots, minced red onions, scallions, snow peas, chick peas, fresh ginger with a fresh basil, cilantro, honey, oil, lime juice dressing.


Some type of cheese (s) and crackers.


Quality chocolate bars (dark and/or milk). Toblerone works well.


Some type of fruit, dried and/or fresh.


Trail mix of some kind.


Spring water.


I share it all and feed my friends. They do the same.


"And that's what it's all about."

post #3 of 16

Turkey sammiches and chips is my favorite brown bag ski lunch. ,,,especially on Thanksgiving Friday or Saturday.

post #4 of 16

Nice cheese, fresh grainy bread, tomatoes, carrots, maybe sausage, maybe some lunch meat & make the sandwich at the hill.  Fruit and, of course, chocolate!

post #5 of 16

Protein bar, chunks of cheese in a container, a tea bag plus hot water = free.  I used to buy a pizza slice so I'd have something hot without waiting in line.  But, once that slice got above $4, I did the multiplication and decided I had other ways to spend $320.  I'm not worrying about memorable meals, I'm worried about the skiing.  

post #6 of 16


i need a bigger backpack!beercheer.gif

post #7 of 16
This is something I've been thinking about off and on lately. In another thread, I've stated how I've changed my diet and I don't eat like I did the last several years. I've been wondering what I'm going to do this year. Previously I would bring a couple energy bars. If I ate in the cafe it would be pizza. Not so much because it was great pizza, but because the staff serves you the pizza and none of the snot nose kids can touch it and then out it back with all their germs! mad.gif

I guess it also depends on what my schedule is and where I'll be working and how hard I'll be working. Maybe a salad with some chicken?

Last year I did bring a stew now and again and liked that. Something that warms your bones.
post #8 of 16

Wildflour Cookie Pass beercheer.gif.

post #9 of 16

I usually bring a sandwich of some type. If it is cold, I pack baggies with a nuts and dried fruit mix my husband makes that I can eat on the lift. I also bring a watered down (like 4 or 5 to 1) "sports" drink in a big bottle. If I am traveling, I will usually have half a sandwich and soup.

post #10 of 16

At my hoe mountain I might eat a Sandwich and a Powerade in the car if I feel like taking a break.  The resort has a decent salad bar for not too much money too.  If I'm with my family then we often split a pizza four ways and it's plenty of food for only $14.  If I'm away on vacation then I'll live it up and buy a proper meal.

post #11 of 16
For work days, it depends on the anticipated assignment. Lower level groups break for lunch where I can get to the locker room refrigerator. Upper levels I have to pack it in my parka. Always some sliced carrots and either a sandwich or chicken drumsticks, sliced meat off a roast or ham. I try to vary the sandwich if there is one. I'm thinking wraps might be great for the parka lunch.

If I'm free skiing, lunch is just a snack unless we've made a trip. Then we'd have a cooler in the car.

In the days when resorts provided my lunch meals, I'd have a big bowl of whatever was the daily soup and some kind of salad.
post #12 of 16

A PB&J or two, some carrots, a Camelback of water, and a few Cliff bars that I keep in my coat. I might buy a bag of chips or a slice of pizza from the resort, but usually I just eat what I bring from home.

post #13 of 16

The cheapest hot lunch (with hyrdration benefits):  instant cup-of-noodles and hot tea, using the free hot water from the cafeteria.


I bought a wide-mouthed thermos at Goodwill for the noodles, and its cup works for the tea.  I get the terrifically varied Asian instant noodle packages at an Asian food store.  This set-up produces less waste than buying the cup-of-noodles that comes with its own disposable cup and then making tea in a disposable cup from the cafeteria where I don't spend any money.


If you go to a "regular" food store there are often a couple of excellent instant noodle offerings in the ethnic food aisle in addition to the ones on the soup aisle.


Round out the meal with cheese, dried mango, nut mix and chocolate, and I've got a quickly thrown-together lunch even if I haven't been to the store for a week.





How well you are able to ski is related to how hard you are willing to fall.

post #14 of 16

Sandwich in a Ziploc for hardcore days.


Money for some days.


When staying slopeside, leftovers from the fridge in the room.

post #15 of 16

If alone, never take breaks.  Eat sandwich in a ziploc or a couple of granola bars on the lift.  If w/ others then usually something from the resort.


Only time I ever go in the park is if I see a skilled crowd, I usually take about 10 minutes to sit on the side and watch them do their stuff as I eat lunch.

post #16 of 16

I think I'd rather share lunch with Veteran than Vinstant - I'll bring an extra bottle of red biggrin.gif  looks like you've got plenty of everything else. Seriously, I always stop, even if it's just a warming hut with a soup kitchen. I always meet someone interesting to talk with and frequently it leads to expanding friendships. I know it's different for some locals and maybe I'm a snob but I'm not going to spend the money I spend on airfares, lift tickets, equipment and lodging and then eat cold cuts on a chairlift. Besides I'm not good enough to ski bell to bell anymore - I need the break.

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