Energy and lots of it is required when exploring the spectacular snow covered slopes of the popular ski resort of Val d’Isere. Preparing for a ski trip by being physically fit as well as enjoying a healthy, nutritious diet both before departure and at the resort can make all the difference to the whole skiing experience. At the luxuryLe Chardon catered ski chalets located in the private area of La Legettaz in Val d’Isere, cuisine is of paramount importance, with locally sourced fresh gastronomic food and fine wines available. Each chalet has a personal chef who designs delicious menus and creates splendid meals for visitors.
Being exposed to higher altitudes means the air is dryer, so when out all day on the slopes it is so important to keep hydrated by drinking lots of water. Drinking water will re-hydrate the body and keep energy levels high reducing the risk of a mid-morning or afternoon dip. The ideal way to start the day in preparation of being on the snow is to have a healthy filling breakfast, which will keep the body and muscles fuelled all morning. Carbohydrates are an excellent source of energy and also a great choice for a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.
Come lunch-time, the body is ready for a balanced meal combining lean protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats which provide the vital ingredients to keep energy levels up until it’s time to head back for a well deserved rest and a tasty evening meal. To re-charge the muscles after a long day out on the snow, nothing beats a soak in an outdoor hot tub. From there you can relax and take in the stunning scenery from a different point of view whilst you recall the twists and turns of the day and plan tomorrow’s adventures. To enjoy the ultimate skiing and food experience in Val d’Isere, visit Le Chardon to find out more about a luxury ski break in one of the leading French ski resorts.
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