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What snacks do you take on piste?

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NewCatSlave Thu 19-Jan-17 10:15:26

Looking for inspiration...

DH, DCs and I are heading off to Austria with extended family in the next few weeks - we always stay in catered chalets but take snacks to eat during the day. DH and DS seem to have the fastest metabolisms I've known (we're talking second breakfast, supper, constant grazing).

In previous years I have always taken three types of chocolate bar and sweets with me which usually go v quickly.
We are on something of a health kick this year and I have been thinking of taking cereal bars and dried fruit with us for this trip.

Does anyone take cereal bars and dried fruit with them? If so where do you get them from - the UK or in resort? Do you portion fruit into smaller bags or buy small packs?

Many thanks in advance fellow mountain lovers

p.s. food is a major part of our lives and yes it is an important decision cake

C4ro Thu 19-Jan-17 10:42:10

We take gummi bears and sometimes raisins. Normally in a little plastic bag/ sandwich bag to keep the mess down. Also here they have Dixi which are little boxes of glucose tablets and quite good for a spot of energy if you're out all day.

MackerelOfFact Thu 19-Jan-17 11:00:13

Last year we took Bounce balls and Naked bars - they're portable and easy to eat on the go, fairly filling and a really good pick-me-up when you're feeling a bit low on energy. They also stand up pretty well to being squashed and are easy to eat with gloves on!

NewCatSlave Thu 19-Jan-17 11:14:19

Thank you C4ro and Mackerel

I hadn't thought of Naked bars!!

dontcallmethatyoucunt Thu 19-Jan-17 18:09:27

Noooooo, stick with the chocolate! Nothing better than the forbidden fruit of a fun size Mars, heady with the (frankly false) knowledge you'll burn it and the snickers off.

Now is not the time for healthy, think calorie loading... just like they do when they trek to the artic. Clearly the similarities warrant it.

tobecontinued2000 Thu 19-Jan-17 18:54:46

I used to take mini milky ways/mars bars incase my sugar dropped when I out skiing, however, there are pubs where you can rest between runs and get a drink.

ChrissyHynde Thu 19-Jan-17 19:08:54

Whatever you take , take with you. It'll cost you an arm and a leg in resort !

Tigresswoods Thu 19-Jan-17 19:11:58

Just cereal bars & maybe a few Celebrations chocolates.

PatriciaHolm Fri 20-Jan-17 22:39:53

Freddos, Mars bars and Kendal mint cake!

taptonaria27 Sat 21-Jan-17 07:31:44

Brunch bars- cereal bars with chocolate on them!! Or choc chip cereal bars that I get in Costco. I find I need a bit of substance as well as the sugar

dontcallmethatyoucunt Sat 21-Jan-17 22:56:19

ooh Kendall mint cake. Makes my filling ring it's so bloody sugary. Great choice patricia grin

WelshMoth Sun 22-Jan-17 08:06:48

Freddo's - easily portable and a good size to have on slopes.

Also bloody divine dipping it in steaming hot chocolate in a ski station up on mountain, especially if you're sitting in the sunny crisp air, in a deckchair.

massistar Tue 24-Jan-17 13:30:08

Freddos here too! Perfect pocket sized snack!

SwearyGodmother Tue 24-Jan-17 13:42:10

We do cereal bars because they don't freeze solid and you can eat them without the potential loss of teeth! Also mini snickers and haribos for quick chairlift snacks. I'm quite fussy with food and like to have a range of options smile

If you're in a catered chalet you could possibly also blag leftover cake from the afternoon before to take with. Yum.

WelshMoth Sat 28-Jan-17 12:02:41

Just re-read this and had a guilty memory of my popping a freddo in whole because it was too frozen to nibble. I probably went down the slopes looking like a small hammerhead shark blush

TrickyD Sat 28-Jan-17 12:12:36

Lots of mini Bounties, Lidl's own which are better than the real thing, plus mini Mars and Twix. These fit in your pockets, much better than the gloves off, unzip rucksack routine.
Also hip flask of Drambuie. grin

SuperUnicorn Sat 28-Jan-17 12:39:39

My husband is often hungry and always carries beef sandwiches (we bring the beef from home...), shortbread that he makes before we go and dairy milk.

I would take them with you as it will be cheaper and then if you run out you can always top up in resort.

WelshMoth Sat 28-Jan-17 16:15:56

I'd forgotten about Lidl's bounty and milky ways. Yum!

celtiethree Sat 28-Jan-17 16:21:24

9Bar would be a good option

fluffiphlox Sat 04-Feb-17 16:40:01

None. There are cafés etc for this sort of thing 😀

WelshMoth Sat 04-Feb-17 19:13:01

fluff some of the eateries in the Three Valleys are charging €15 for chips! I'm stuffing my pockets grin

fluffiphlox Sun 05-Feb-17 09:26:55

You may well be right. I've just had a couple of weeks in the Portes du Soleil and you could get the plat du jour for about €12/15 or so. Lunch in a decent mountain restaurant has to be one of the highlights for me. Waiter service, none of this staggering around in ski boots with a tray.

PatriciaHolm Sun 05-Feb-17 15:07:25

Phlox, we have lunch too! Snacks are for eating on chairlifts to the top to give everyone energy for the last black to lunch ;-)

fluffiphlox Sun 05-Feb-17 15:35:34

I didn't realise people do this. I shall have to look into it. smile

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