On-hill edibles: 10 packable, snackable nutrition sources for the mountain

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Like any athlete, a skier’s nutritional choices greatly impact the level of performance they’re able to sustain while ripping it up in the snow. In this day and age, there are more and more “edibles” on the market that are packable, delicious and provide you with the necessary nutrition to perform at your best. We’ve rounded out a few of our favorite on-hill edibles below.

Honey Stinger — Organic Energy Chews

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Did your coffee buzz wear off already? The multiple sources of carbohydrates in these chews—glucose, fructose, maltose and sucrose—help perk you up and are sweetened using organic honey and tapioca syrup for a guilt-free, tasty pleasure. They also come in two varieties of caffeinated chews for that extra kick. $27/box of 12

Kate’s Real Food — Tram Bar

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These pocket meals from Kate’s Real Foods, based in the Jackson Hole area, are downright delectable. The bars are packed with tons of awesome ingredients, including oats, dried bananas, dried apricots, raisins, sunflower seeds (all organic) and milk chocolate. Plus, Kate’s Real Food also has four other flavor options to check out. $38.99/box of 12

Nuun — Active Hydration

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Keeping your body hydrated is key—whether you’re in the backcountry or hiking the park. Simply drop a Nuun Active Hydration tablet into your water source and you’ll be delivered 360 mg of sodium, 100 mg of potassium, 25 mg of magnesium, 13 mg of calcium as well as 40 mg of caffeine for a bit of a pick-me-up. $24/box of 4 tubes

Epic — Bison Bacon bar

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Austin, TX based Epic Bar produces 100% grass fed animal based protein bars. This variation features two of the best meats on the planet—lean, tender bison and savory, succulent bacon. Add in the tart taste of cranberries and you’ve got one tasty nutritional option when you’re out there getting the goods. $34/box of 12

Gu — Energy Gel

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These carbohydrate gels are packed with electrolytes to ensure you’re properly hydrated, an antioxidant blend to help protect muscle tissue against damage and an amino acid blend to stave off muscle fatigue during intense physical exertion. They also come in 15 flavors to add a bit of variety to your energy intake. $31.50/box of 24

PROBAR — Bite

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The Bite organic snack bar is filled with six grams of protein and only 11 grams of sugar to provide you with the strength and nutrients on the go when you’re moving through the mountains. In addition, the bite comes in six flavors—Mixed Berry, Chocolate Cherry Cashew, Peanut Butter Crunch, Coconut Almond, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Superfruit + Greens—to ensure your taste buds are satisfied, too. $23.88/box of 12

Rev’d — Nutrition Bar

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Rev’d Nutrition Bars are made using Maca—a Peruvian “super food” with various nutritional benefits. The two flavor options, Double Chocolate Brownie and Peanut Butter Cookie, are also packed with protein, fiber and whole grain oats. $29.95/box of 12

PepPod — Quick Dissolving Tablets

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PepPod took a treasure chest full of beneficial vitamins into a dissolvable tablet to keep you fueled on any and all adventures. The tablets utilize a 2:1 ratio of potassium to sodium; this is the ratio in which elecrolytes are able to form an active transport and move across the plasma membrane of the cell. The PepPod helps electrolytes move more efficiently, the way the human body does naturally. $45/box of 30

Omnibar — Mango Curry bar

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Omnibar packs tons of protein and complex carbohydrates into its trail bars for sustained energy during your wilderness adventures. The Mango Curry bar is made with Montana pasture-raised beef along with dried prunes, almonds, dried sweet potatoes, oats, clarified mango concentrate, curry and other spices for a tangy, Asian taste. $36/box of 12

Kind — Healthy Grain Clusters

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These granola clusters should come in handy when hunger strikes out there on the hill. The Vanilla Blueberry Clusters shown above are made with blueberries, vanilla and crunchy flax seeds, delivering in 32 grams of whole grains and 1,290 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids for sustained energy on the go. $33/box of 6

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