FUN IN THE HUTS: HOW BURN OFF THOSE TYROLEAN POTATOES

There are a couple of reasons why winter sports and ski huts fit so well togther. Perhaps the most important: you can fill up straightaway in the hut to replace the energy you’ve lost skiing. And with winter sports,  you can burn off in a falsh the calorie bombs you’ve devoured up on the moutain.

One sin too many? Maybe the cream on top of the apple strudel wasn’t strictly speaking necessary, and now it’s sitting so heavily and solidly in your stomach that you think you’ll never be able to move again? Or the other way round: the last run on the 13th down from the Greitspitze was too much after all? Your knees are shaking, your stomach feels funny and all you can think of is that Snickers advert with the diva Joan Collins because your blood sugar is so low? Exactly. Ski huts and winter sports fit together very well. There is help at hand.

one hour skiing…

Skiing full power for one hour makes up for a yeast dumpling – but without vanilla sauce. If you go for the full package, then you need to ski for two hours instead. And if you had a hot chocolate as well, then you need to stay out another hour.

one hour tobogganing…

Tobogganing. One hour burns as many calories as a couple of sausages, with bread rolls but without goulash sauce. And it might be better to leave the chips because they have as many calories as the sausages themselves. And then you’d have to pull your sledge back up the mountain again. Unless you want to go again, in which case you’re allowed the chips.

one hour skating…

A schnitzel provides as many calories as you burn in one hour of ice skating. And we know from experience that both are worth it.

one hour cross-country skiing…

Cheesy noodles are a major calorie bomb. One hour of cross-country skiing burns it off. We call that a win-win situation.