The Real Snow Diet
high altitude healthy food and treats

If you’re planning on spending some time up in the mountains, whether it’s for a week trip or a more intensive season, in addition to preparing your body with workouts, you could benefit from shifting your diet as well.

Like with any prep for intense physical activity, eating fuel foods like lean proteins and quality complex carbs like whole grains, with some starchy vegetables added in is great diet to follow leading up to ski and snowboard season. Avoid dairy and things like hydrogenated oils, white breads and deli meats. Eat lots of fruit, vegetables and drink lots of water too. Getting your body hydrated a few days before you get up to thousands of feet above sea level is key!

When you’re on the mountain there’s nothing better than a bread bowl full of chili topped with cheese at the lodge. Maybe save the higher fat meals until after your day is done- they can often make your PM session a little sluggish. Before you overeat, remember: everything in moderation. Just know your stomach’s limits, and be sure to rehydrate often. Remember you’ve got a day of exercise plus high altitude taxing on your body, so you have to pay attention to and drink twice as much water if you’re drinking a beer or glass of wine during your day.

Pack it up! When you’re having an amazing day, you don’t and can’t always get to a restaurant, or even to the parking lot. Bagging up some high-protein and energy-inducing treats like hard-boiled eggs, dried or fresh fruit, nuts, jerky, and some good old fashioned sandwiches.

Here are some more snow diet tips:

  • Make sure to eat a big breakfast that’ll supply all the energy you need for hours on the hill.

  • Add coconut water to your hydration schedule. It’s got potassium that helps you avoid cramping and tons of electrolytes.

  • Did somebody say potassium? We recommend shoving a few bananas in your pockets for a cramp-free day.

  • And here’s a time we might say to grab that Snickers. Sugar (though we prefer it to come from sweet fruits like apples) will keep your energy up throughout the day.

  • While you’re out in the elements, hydrating with electrolyte drinks like the aforementioned coconut water, or sports drinks, can help you stay hydrated without having to “go” too often.


Tips & Recipes

Try these great tips and recipes for grab-and-go lunches to pack with you, as well as easy-to-make power snacks!
Grab and go lunches!
Power snacks!

The Real Snow Diet
high altitude healthy food and treats

If you’re planning on spending some time up in the mountains, whether it’s for a week trip or a more intensive season, in addition to preparing your body with workouts, you could benefit from shifting your diet as well.

Like with any prep for intense physical activity, eating fuel foods like lean proteins and quality complex carbs like whole grains, with some starchy vegetables added in is great diet to follow leading up to ski and snowboard season. Avoid dairy and things like hydrogenated oils, white breads and deli meats. Eat lots of fruit, vegetables and drink lots of water too. Getting your body hydrated a few days before you get up to thousands of feet above sea level is key!

When you’re on the mountain there’s nothing better than a bread bowl full of chili topped with cheese at the lodge. Maybe save the higher fat meals until after your day is done- they can often make your PM session a little sluggish. Before you overeat, remember: everything in moderation. Just know your stomach’s limits, and be sure to rehydrate often. Remember you’ve got a day of exercise plus high altitude taxing on your body, so you have to pay attention to and drink twice as much water if you’re drinking a beer or glass of wine during your day.

Pack it up! When you’re having an amazing day, you don’t and can’t always get to a restaurant, or even to the parking lot. Bagging up some high-protein and energy-inducing treats like hard-boiled eggs, dried or fresh fruit, nuts, jerky, and some good old fashioned sandwiches.

Here are some more snow diet tips:

  • Make sure to eat a big breakfast that’ll supply all the energy you need for hours on the hill.

  • Add coconut water to your hydration schedule. It’s got potassium that helps you avoid cramping and tons of electrolytes.

  • Did somebody say potassium? We recommend shoving a few bananas in your pockets for a cramp-free day.

  • And here’s a time we might say to grab that Snickers. Sugar (though we prefer it to come from sweet fruits like apples) will keep your energy up throughout the day.

  • While you’re out in the elements, hydrating with electrolyte drinks like the aforementioned coconut water, or sports drinks, can help you stay hydrated without having to “go” too often.


Tips & Recipes

Try these great tips and recipes for grab-and-go lunches to pack with you, as well as easy-to-make power snacks!
Grab and go lunches!
Power snacks!

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