A memorable ski day is like nothing else, beautiful vistas, friends (or not) and the unbeatable sensation you get with two sticks attached to your feet. Just like any adventurous day, you’ll want to make sure you have enough fuel in your system to ski all day. It’s not hard to make sure you have the right nutrition to keep you going all day long through any terrain with a few simple tips.

First, we’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is important to make sure you start the day with some nutritious eats. Starting out the day with some fruit, a granola bar, an egg, or a low sugar cereal will help you feel energized enough to take on the day. Guests staying at the Goldminer’s Daughter can choose between a made-to-order breakfast or buffet.10_food-700x525

Packing along an extra granola bar, dried fruit, cheese stick, nuts or trail mix for the ride will help to keep you going all day. These are easy, healthy, portable snacks that you can tuck into one of the numerous pockets in your outerwear. When you are ready for a short rest, to relax those legs, or to grab a quick lunch or snack the Slopeside Café located just steps away from the Collins and Wildcat chairlifts.

Drinking water throughout the day is one of the best ways to boost your energy levels and protect yourself from dehydration. Think about it. Most of your body and brain is composed of water. Water can help you stay alert, feel better, and perform at your best level. Whether it’s a sunny or cloudy day out there, the mountain air and altitude can be drying. Take a small water bottle along with you on the mountain and don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink. Make it a point to stay hydrated.

Finally, after skiing, you’ll want to re-fuel again for the next day. Eat, ski, eat, sleep, and repeat. It’s that simple. Top off your day with a four-course a la carte dinner at the Top of the Lodge? Choose a healthy salads, soup, entrée, and of course dessert to re-fuel for the next day. We think the nutritionists will agree that a good meal of carbs and protein followed by a good night’s rest will ensure you are ready for the slopes the next day.

Fueling your body properly goes a long way on the slopes! What are some of your favorite pre-ski meals?