We understand that providing good nutrition and hydration is critical to keeping our crew going. Providing food service for a couple of hundred people per day on top of a mountain is also a logistical challenge. Our Food Services Crew works diligently to provide our volunteers with plenty of good quality food and hydration. Each day that you volunteer to be on course, you will receive breakfast and lunch.

Breakfast will be served at the Powder 8 restaurant, located in Ford Hall, just below Chair 6 Centennial Express, beginning at the hours shown on your schedule. We will be using the public food service area of the restaurant and will be providing house-made breakfast burritos or egg sandwiches, oatmeal, and more, and your choice of beverage at no charge using your credential. There will also be hot and cold water stations available for you to fill your thermoses.


Grab-and-Go lunches will be distributed from the Commissary on the lower level of Ford Hall each morning. Fresh made sandwiches, Mountain House Adventure Meals, and a variety of chips, cookies, and fruit with be offered daily.

During the six training and race days, once we move into sections, we will also include “grillables” featuring a selection of brats and hot dogs from Charcutnuvo as well as beef and beyond burgers for you to grill on course. All grillables are frozen and fully cooked and will include bakery buns and condiments. There will be gas grills and utensils in your section to use for cooking the grillables.

We encourage you to take as much food as you need to be fueled up during the day. Please be sure to consume everything you take and adjust your selection the next day so we aren’t wasteful.  Please don’t bring anything back that you didn’t consume.


A plentiful supply of hot water, cold water, coffee, hot cocoa, and sports drinks will be available at the Powder 8 with refills available at the Warming Hut at the Top of Lift 9. We will not be providing any bottled water as this is the most difficult way to get water to the top of the mountain and the trash it generates is problematic.

Please bring your own reusable beverage container for water or Gatorade. Make sure you fill it up when you can, put it in your backpack and take it with you to your section. The insulated containers are the best because if it is cold out, your liquids could freeze if they aren’t in an insulated container. You are also encouraged to bring a small wide-mouth insulated thermos so that you can take some hot soup with you to your section.

Pro Tip:  You will want to bring at least one, or possibly two, insulated thermoses for your hydration needs, soup and hot water for you Adventure Meals. The meals take from 10-14oz of water. 


Please note: It is important to keep eating and hydrating during the day. It is encouraged that you bring your personal favorite snacks or energy bars with you to keep you going between meals. Due to the logistical complexity of this event, we are not able to accommodate special dietary or allergy needs. If you are a picky eater, have a special dietary need, or have any food allergies, you will need to provide food and/or beverages for yourself.