or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

You are what you eat.

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

What is your go to breakfast on a ski day?  Do you have any eating regiment to ski your best?  What is your favorite lunch on the mountain?

post #2 of 13

Powder for breakfast and lunch when possible.

post #3 of 13

Since I'm usually skiing in Europe and usually staying in B&Bs, my go to breakfast is a bowl of cereal and a couple of rolls, one with butter and cold cuts, and the other with Nutella or something similar. I usually wash it all down with some OJ and water.

 

In Austria, my go to lunch is a schnitzel. But, my most memorable lunches from this year were rosti topped with ham and eggs in Lenzerheide (CH) and an 8000-calorie (according to my brother) bacon cheeseburger in Tignes (FR).

post #4 of 13


Usually eat a pretty big breakfast on ski days.  Something kinda of heavy.  I pretty much always blow off lunch.  That's when everyone else is off the slopes chowing.  I find if that I eat lunch and then ski, I get that after lunch sleepy feelin.  A feelin I loath while skiing.   

post #5 of 13

I don't really have a routine.  Sometimes eat a big breakfast, sometimes just coffee and a yogurt or bagel or something.  No routine for lunch either, sometimes it's a greasy cafeteria burger, sometimes I will go to a sit down restaurant at a resort.  It all depends on the mountain , the  ski conditions, and their dining options.

 

For instance, we stayed at Huntley Lodge at Big Sky where  they have an incredible breakfast buffet included = big breakfast every day. Staying in a condo at Telluride last winter meant yogurt and fruit for breakfasts and the warm sun-filled days combined with so so conditions and great on mountain dining lead us to enjoy long leisurely lunches sipping wine and soaking up the sun.

post #6 of 13
Usually a clif bar (or whatever other brands I bought) on the road.
post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle-A View Post
 

What is your go to breakfast on a ski day?  Do you have any eating regiment to ski your best?  What is your favorite lunch on the mountain?


sometimes I have sardines. 

post #8 of 13

Ah, sardines! One of nature's perfect foods - good for you, and cheap!

 

Too bad as is the case with garlic so many people seem to have a bad attitude about em.

post #9 of 13

I usually eat a banana and a granola bar on the way to the mountain, accompanied by an energy drink (don't drink coffee). About 80-90% of my ski days are work days, so I take a run, then get a sausage/egg/cheese brekkie sandwich at the lodge while I sit with the other instructors and wait for my kids to show up. I drink water with my sandwich to hydrate for first few runs of the morning. 

 

Lunch with the kids is always at a lodge with limited food choices, so I often go with clam chowder or another soup, sometimes in a breadbowl, depending on my need for carbs that day. I will sometimes go with a slice of pizza and maybe some fruit if I'm not feeling like soup. This is always accompanied by a few Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Twizzlers and/or Starburst as my students share around their lunchtime candy haul... I'm not a nutrition Nazi with the kids, if the parents don't give me rules, and they have enough energy to keep up and not complain, I let the kids eat whatever they want. 

 

On days where I'm on my own, I usually augment my drive time breakfast with a Clif Bar, and pocket a couple more to eat on the lift. If it is extremely frigid, I will usually stop at the summit lodge, where I might have a cup of soup while I warm up. Otherwise I don't stop for meals when I'm free skiing. Particularly because I typically catch first chair, get a few runs in before the crowds, then burrow into the woods for midmorning, and then finish out my day as the droves return from lunch. Usually off the mountain by about 1:30. 

post #10 of 13

8:00am   NF Plain Yogurt and whatever fresh fruit is in season, usually strawberries and bananas.

2:00pm   Soup

post #11 of 13
I usually start every day with a shot of vodka, a red bull, viagra and a slice of white toast.

But my doctor advised me to change my diet; so I gave up the white toast.
post #12 of 13
^^^That's pretty drastic. I think I'd have gone to wheat 1st to see if that helped.
post #13 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by joe strummer View Post

I usually start every day with a shot of vodka, a red bull, viagra and a slice of white toast.

But my doctor advised me to change my diet; so I gave up the white toast.

Do you have a wrist strap on that ski pole? If so, do you use it?

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion