Soylent on the Ski Slopes


#1

So out last weekend on a ski trip in Canada (without soylent), my friend commented how on some other ski trip she found a lunch stand outside of the main food area (selling expensive ski resort food) offering Gatorade and that was enough of a jolt to keep her going the rest of the day without taking the downtime for a real meal. A sugar spike like that doesn’t work well for me, but that got me thinking… hopefully someday when Soylent is ubiquitous it would be really cool to pay $3-$5 for a single shot meal of Soylent/soylent without all the downtime of a normal ski resort meal (for those of us looking to maximize the on slope ski time given the outrageous cost of lift tickets…) You could purchase and consume in a few minutes without even taking your gear off… I’m sure a $3-$5 single shot gulp and go kind of setup could work in a number of other areas as well. I hope someday Rosa Labs has enough capacity to consider distribution/resellers in an environment like this, it would also greatly enhance exposure to the product and concept.

P.S. on another trip last month I did bring 100%Food on the slopes, mixed it at the upper chalet and was able to keep going… pretty cool.


#2

I think places like Jamba Juice may well start offering Soylent or something similar in the near future. Why not? curiosity buyers alone should sell a lot of drinks.


#3

That would definitely be a great idea! Imagine affordable express Soylent in many places to rival Mc. Donalds. Though I wonder how much money-mongering would still happen with Soylent products at these ski resorts. They’ll probably charge $10+ for a single shot, the extra cost for “convenience fee” :confused:


#4

Well considering that when the two of us go out to eat (and we are CHEEEEAP) we spend between $20 and $35 depending on the place… $10 for a fast complete meal (including beverage!) at a place where time & space is at an extreme premium (a ski resort being a perfect example) doesn’t seem too out of line at all. If I still snowboarded I would totally bring Soylent with me. More time on the slopes = better ROI on the lift ticket!


#5

Where did you go? (kinda curious, as I live near a ski resort - and I have Soylent)


#6

Should have considered that before my trip! I have yet to taste…
We went to Banff… Flew direct LAX to Calgary. On a side note, using a fantastic ski pass called Mountain Collective which supports a climate change awareness campaign (save our winters). For $360 gives two days each at a whole slew of resorts. I hope to justify a trip to Whistler before the season is up.


#7

Don’t say that, they’ll jack it up to $20…or whatever amount is just enough to keep people enticed. :scream:


#8

Ah, very nice. I actually haven’t made it to Banff yet. But I’m not a downhiller - I’m a X-country guy.

Reason I asked in the first place was because I’m close to Big White - I can see the mountain from my driveway. Been voted “best snow in north america” - amazing powder.

http://www.vancouverislandoutdoor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/TMW-snow-ghosts.jpg


#9

They must import their snow from Utah. They have the greatest snow on earth. :wink:


#10

I took my 100%FOOD with me on the ski slopes in Japan last week and a thermos of room temp water to mix on the spot when I was hungry. Worked like a treat.

I always ski wearing a small backpack, so it was no big deal to add another small bottle of 100%FOOD each day. (no Soylent shipping to Asia yet)


#11

Finally got to try true Soylent (1.4) on the ski slopes last weekend and it worked out great! The biggest issue seems to be what container to use… I ended up using a cleaned out 1 pint plastic milk bottle which worked great at the time of consumption but was a pain to get the powder in earlier in the morning. I purchased a different bottle but it didn’t quite fit in the little fanny-pack I use while skiing, but it did provide an intermediate container to measure Soylent into then pour into the cleaned out milk bottle… BTW, I found the cool but not cold freshly mixed Soylent 1.4 to be not at all creamy and in fact a little gritty… But fine with me.