Snowmobile Burrito

Watching ‘Daymaker’ Made Me Want a Snowmobile Burrito

Fixating on a skier’s hot on-the-go breakfast featured in Warren Miller’s ’Daymaker’

Snowmobile Burrito

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Like many skiers, I was eager to watch the premier of Outside Studios and Warren Miller’s Daymaker on Outside Watch. With the knowledge that the film follows talented, gutsy skiers through the heavenly terrains like the Monashee Mountains and the summery slopes of Wengen, Switzerland, I anticipated watching lots of powder flying, risky runs and talented athletes. 

What I didn’t predict was my fixation on the snowmobile burrito.

In the film, professional skier, rally cart racer, vegetarian and overall badass Thayne Rich is seen prepping his snowmobile for a morning of skiing. With a little aluminum packet in hand, he grins at the camera and pops it in a compartment near the engine.

“Setting up my burrito, setting up for success, really,” Rich says. “By the time we get up to the zone, I’ll have a warm burrito. Game changer.”

Sweet-potato breakfast burritos

How Do I Get a Snowmobile Burrito?

To warm his burrito, Rich uses what’s called a MuffPot or an exhaust food warmer made for motorsport vehicles. This is an air-tight container made of stainless steel developed to sustain high temperatures and resist corrosion. It’s made for everything from roast chicken breast, potato hash with veggies, bacon or – you guessed it – breakfast burritos. 

History recounts that the first engine warming was done by truckers who would heat cans of soup on the hot exhaust manifold while driving cross country. This obviously isn’t recommended today because cans typically contain epoxy resin, but it’s said this is where the inspiration for exhaust cooking stems from.

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Learn how to watch Warren Miller’s Daymaker here!