We talk a lot about ski gear here on Freeskier.com; informing you about the best skis, boots, bindings, baselayers, midlayers, helmets, goggles and so much more brings us great joy.
But, what we don’t talk about often is how to fuel your body properly. So, with that in mind, we’ve rounded up five of the best on-hill snacks on the market. May they keep you skiing all day, everyday, and may you enjoy each and every bite.
Classic Flavors Sampler—The New Primal
When you’re skiing, and need something easy to eat, full of energy and super delicious all at once, meat is generally a very wise call (sorry, vegetarians). There’s a lot of low-quality jerky, meat sticks, etc. out there, though, so make the right carnivorous call with New Primal’s various options.
All of this company’s products are grass-fed, grass-finished, pasture-raised, all-natural, gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, hormone-free and antibiotic-free. And to figure out what option really tickles your on-hill fancy, we suggest going for the sample pack pictured, above. It includes: one pack of Original Jerky, one pack of Spicy Jerky, one pack of Turkey Jerky, two Classic Beef Sticks, two Spicy Beef Sticks and two Classic Turkey Sticks.
Energy Bars—Bonk Breaker
Avoid that nonsense with a brand specifically named after defeating the dreaded bonk: Bonk Breaker. These energy bars contains 200 calories of non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free deliciousness that’ll keep you shredding from first chair to last. They come in a variety of flavors, too—like mint chocolate chip, salted caramel and more—so you’ll surely find something you dig.
First and foremost, let’s dial down the pronounciation of this tasty, ski-friendly snack: [Strōp]+[vä+fəl]. Pronouncing this correctly pays homage to its Netherlandish roots, and makes you sound more intelligent (win win).
So, what is it? It’s a “syrup waffle that acts like an Energy Gel, but tastes like breakfast,” according to GU. We couldn’t agree more. Chowing one of these down on first chair is a proper way to start the day, and you’ll be able to shred hard thanks to essential amino acids, electrolytes and carbohydrates.
Everybody loves maple syrup, especially when it’s from the unofficial maple syrup capitol of the world: Vermont. But it wasn’t until recently that skiers discovered consuming just the right amount of this stuff while on the hill can be incredibly beneficial.
By consuming just under one ounce of maple syrup, you’ll intake natural electrolytes, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and vitamins for long-last energy and nutrition on the mountain. And you thought it was just for pancakes and waffles…
This is one of the most classic, well-known skier snacks out there, for sure, so we just had to include it in this roundup. For decades, Clif Bars—packed with organic ingredients, vitamins, protein and fiber—have had great success and that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon. Pick one of the many flavors, stuff it in your coat pocket and shred worry-free.