Take to the Slopes

After a long day of skiing there are few things that sound more delicious and rewarding than a nice juicy burger and an ice-cold beer. For those of us that are gluten-free, eating on the mountain can be a rather arduous task.

Some mountains are expanding their menu with more gluten free options. At Two Elk Lodge on Vail Mountain, they have labeled all gluten-free options and even have gluten-free brownies!

We have compiled a list of gluten-free friendly ski snacks to help those out who don’t want to stop ripping the pow just to have a bite to eat. These snacks are easy to pack and can easily be eaten on the chair.

Justins Nut Butter

Take your pick, from honey peanut butter, to maple almond butter, or even chocolate hazelnut butter, Justins has you covered while on the slopes. All flavors come in jars, and most come in convenient squeeze packs that fit perfectly in a pocket. Pair with an apple, celery, or some crackers and you have a protein packed snack. Make sure to kneed the squeeze pack first, as they can become very cold while skiing.

Larabar

Larabars are a great source of energy and protein packed into a wonderful little bar. There are tons of flavors, and they are made from fresh and natural ingredients. Pick them up at your local health food store.

Corn Tortilla Wrap

A great little pick-me-up and easy to make. Take a gluten-free corn tortilla throw down your favorite condiments, hummus, turkey, avocado and roll it up. They are simple to put together and delicious. They are easy to put in a pocket as well, although they tend to crush easier upon impact.

New Planet Beer

Maybe not the easiest to pack in your ski coat, but if you are skiing in Colorado there’s a good chance that the ski lodge offers New Planet Beer. To be sure, check out our Beer Locator. Type in the zip code of the ski resort and see if the lodge shows up in the list.

What’s your favorite Gluten-Free ski snack?  Have you found any Gluten-Free friendly on-mountain restaurants?  Tell us!

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