Welcome to a special Destination Issue installment of Gear Spotlight from FREESKIER. Here, we provide a close-up look at the equipment and accessories that everyone should know about before their next big ski trip. Can’t get enough gear? Click here to see our entire 2019 Buyer’s Guide.
Honey Stinger snacks have always been a FREESKIER go-to because they taste so damn good. These Cracker N’ Nut Butter Snack Bars take it to the next level. With almond butter and honey sandwiched between two multigrain crackers, all covered in chocolate, what’s not to drool over?
Let’s face it, airline coffee is nastier than the underside of a toe-banged nail ready to fall off. The solution? Ask your airline attendant for a cup of hot water, pour in an Alpine Start packet and you’ve got yourself one seriously delicious pick-me-up. Alpine Start’s Original Blend is 100-percent high-altitude Colombian Arabica coffee and is easy to enjoy hot, or cold, depending on your preference.
While marketed heavily as a hangover-relief supplement, the Zaca Recovery Chewable is packed with nutrients to keep your body healthy during those long hours of travel. The mixed berry-flavored chews contain Japanese raisin extract (which has multiple anti-hangover properties), the powerful antioxidant Glutathione and electrolyte-replenishing Glutamine, to keep your body motoring no matter if you’re at hour three or 30 of your journey.
Kate Schade’s Tram Bars are rich in organic ingredients as well as ski bum heritage. Schade began slinging her delicious Tram Bars—made from organic oats, honey, peanut butter, milk chocolate, brown rice crisps, dried apricots, raisins, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds—around Jackson Hole back in the ‘90s. Since then, Schade’s nutrition bar business has exploded. She sells six varieties of them now, as consumers have gone gaga over the combination of organic ingredients and melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness.
If you’re looking for a quick boost of energy, grab a Yerba Mate energy shot and zoom off on your next adventure. The shots are two fluid ounces, an ideal carry-on size, and utilize extracts of Yerba Mate tea, Goji berry, acerola and ginger that’ll give you a 140-milligram injection of caffeine, as well as Vitamin C and B12. Have a shot and never bonk again.