Food provides energy for movement and for maintaining your body temperature.
The risk of injury or exhaustion can be reduced by having good meals, maintaining fluid intake and stopping to rest when tired:

• Don't skip breakfast – it's the most important meal of the day;

• Eat a little more than normal. Eat often;

• Carry high energy foods which can be eaten with little or no preparation (fresh or dried fruit and muesli bars are good examples);

  • Intake of liquids, sweet if possible, should be high. It is a good idea to have at least a cup of fluid every hour as a minimum, even if it is only water;

• Do not consume alcohol before or during skiing or boarding. Not only does it reduce your coordination, it significantly increases your risk of injury or hypothermia.

Popular high energy foods for a day tour include:
• Bread or dried biscuits;
• Cheese;
• Peanut butter, honey;
• Raisins, sultanas;
• Nuts;
• Chocolate;
• Hot drinks or soup.

Alcohol & Drugs are fuel for disaster in the snow, they impair your judgement and your ability. Your reaction times are significantly reduced and increase the risk of injury. The whole alpine experience begins when you leave home and doesn’t finish until you return. Avoid alcohol consumption and the use of illegal substances, because they increase your risk of hypothermia.

Alcohol & Drugs impair judgement, slow response time and reduce your ability to respond to an emergency.