Last weekend I went to big bear with a huge group of 11 friends! Southern California got a “huge storm” so we were hoping for a nice dump of powder, but to our surprise, the “biggest storm of the season” brought about 1 inch that melted when we arrived! The weekend was so much fun, great memories and countless laughs! I brought my GoPro along and videoed a bunch of runs on the mountain, there are so epic falls and hilarious commentary that I can’t get over. Oh, and my skis were stolen. GOOD TIMES!

Big Bear 28These gift with purchase Victoria’s Secret duffles are the best weekend bags!

Processed with VSCOcamMy go to travel snacks:
Peanut Butter & Jelly Larabar  //  Tarragon Dijon Kale Krunch by Alive & Radiant  //  Apple & Pear That’s It. Bar  //  Chobani Simply 100 Pineapple Greek Yogurt  //  Trader Joe’s Roasted Coconut Chips  //  bkr glass bottle  //  Banana  //  Apple

I love all of these items because they’re shelf stable (minus the yogurt that I ate right when I got in the car), but not overly processed or junk. There’s something for every type of texture, sweetness, or savoriness that I may crave. I’ve been addicted to these Roasted Coconut Chips from Trader Joe’s lately. They are really similar to the Dang Foods Toasted Coconut Chips that I discovered a couple of weeks ago. Not only are these snacks portable, easy to eat while driving/traveling, but they’re also great for you. Each snack is made from whole natural ingredients which are full of nutritional value.

Big Bear 31Half of us on our way to Big Bear for the weekend. Guess who drove? Yours truly!

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Big Bear 27View from our cabin.

Big Bear 6Off to go skiing the next morning!

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Big Bear 24Kat, Beth, & Jessica getting ready to walk to the mountain.

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Big Bear 10Julio and his sweet Dr. Pepper board.

Big Bear 11Chiristia and her natural swagger.

photo 6About to take the GoPro down the slopes!

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Big Bear 5Josh and I on the lift. We were the only 2 skiers out of 11 people. I’d like to say that we are WAY cooler than the rest of the gang. jkjk. But really, skiers are so much better!!! hahaha. “Skies for life” -Johnny Tsunami

Big Bear 13Christia & Corey gearing up.

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Big Bear 25This little one was too cute!

Big Bear 14Corey, Beth, Josh, & Steph taking a ski break.

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Big Bear 16Steph & Charity getting their grub on.

Big Bear 17Jess getting pumped up for snowboarding.

Big Bear 3Christia and I being snow bunnies. This was right before my skis were stolen. As you can see, they are right behind me in this photo. The short little white ones to the left of my head!!! Ughhhh. Everyone stayed at our table while Steph & I left the group for 10 minutes, came back, and my skis were gone and replaced with someone else’s! Rrrrr! I was actually pretty calm but bummed more than anything because all I wanted to do was ski! I went to the Bear Mountain Rental Shop and they actually loaned me a free pair of skis for the rest of the day! Thanks Bear!!! You saved my day!

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Big Bear 21Christia, Corey & I on the chairlift.

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Big Bear 26Packing the car up at the end of the weekend to head home. We had so much shiz you would’ve thought we were going on a 2 week trip haha.

What are your favorite travel snacks?

13 Comments on Big Bear Ski Trip

  1. Hanna
    February 11, 2014 at 3:26 pm (10 years ago)

    I just got the Dang coconut chips for the first time and they are so good! Next time I’m at Trader Joes I’ll try theirs. On long car trips, I always pack popcorn, trail mix (I make my own) and baby carrots.

    • Catherine
      February 11, 2014 at 4:55 pm (10 years ago)

      Hannah, ho good are the Dang Coconut Chips?! The Trader Joe’s ones are a close second!

  2. Denise
    February 11, 2014 at 3:52 pm (10 years ago)

    I LOOOOOVE coconut chips! And Snowboarding. GO SNOWBOARDERS!! 🙂

    Btw, dare I say I never imagined heavy snow in CA? Lol.

    • Catherine
      February 11, 2014 at 4:53 pm (10 years ago)

      Those coconut chips are literally my obsession! I’ve been putting them on top of my smoothie bowls, on trop of almond butter toast, and pouring them straight out of the bag into my mouth! lol GO SKIERSSSS!!!!

  3. Katie
    February 11, 2014 at 3:53 pm (10 years ago)

    Hey snow bunny! You look absolutely stunning in all these pics! The blonde is perfect and all of your hard work and new workouts are totally apparent! You look fitter, healthier & tinnier than ever 🙂 Keep inspiring us!
    Katie <3

    • Catherine
      February 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm (10 years ago)

      Thank you so much Katie! I have been working so hard to build muscle and get a hiney for this summer! xo

  4. Jessica
    February 11, 2014 at 5:56 pm (10 years ago)

    Hi Catherine,

    Looks like fun, I LOVE your shades & your blonde hair, unfortunately blonde did not look that fab on me when I tried that about 2 yrs ago. We have about 8 inches++ here, so skiers are in heaven.

    I will have to keep my eye out for these roasted coconut chips, they sound delish! I order a lot of nuts and dried fruits from I’m obsessed. They have a little bit of everything I am looking for (sometimes better prices than Whole Foods) and the shipping is awesome!

    • Catherine
      February 11, 2014 at 8:27 pm (10 years ago)

      Thanks Jessica! OMG so jealous of your snow!!! Ahhhhh total skiers heaven! I’m going to checkout, I’ve never heard of it before but I’m so excited now!!! xo

  5. Annie
    February 11, 2014 at 10:53 pm (10 years ago)

    Seriously, that trip looked like a blast! I also love kale chips for road trips. I stick with that, nuts, and some kind of fruit.

  6. Jessica
    February 12, 2014 at 6:19 pm (10 years ago)

    Are you selling the long sleeve olive green “eat more rabbit food” shirt you’re wearing? I love it!

  7. Sarah
    February 14, 2014 at 9:03 am (10 years ago)

    Hey! Do you still follow the Rabbit Food pyramid? i’m looking to drop a few and was wondering if it still works for you 🙂 you look amaze-balls

  8. Stacey
    February 16, 2014 at 2:11 pm (10 years ago)

    Don’t know how I missed this post and just saw it now, but seriously, quoting Johnny Tsunami just re-inforces how great this blog is.

    Also, can’t wait to try those coconut chips. I’m in love with all things coconut!

  9. Monica
    February 19, 2014 at 3:27 pm (10 years ago)

    We were just up in Big Bear!


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