Monday, April 2, 2018

5 Snow Activities to Beat the Winter Blues

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t have outdoor fun.
For a lot of people, winter doesn't just end after Christmas, it can stretch out all the way through March or even April.
That means many months are spent indoors trying to keep warm but also trying to stay entertained. It can be pretty tough, and most people can go a little stir crazy.
But if you are one to not let the cold stop you from getting outside and trying out something active and fun, there are several outdoor winter activities that are just for you.
Here are five of them, and it will have you saying, like Elsa from Disney's Frozen, "The cold never bothered me anyway."
1. Snowmobiling
Snowmobiling can be a super fun snow activity in the wintertime. Like a crossover between an ATV and a sled, this powerful snow-bike can have you touring the mountainside in style.
The fun part too is there are several different types of snowmobiles and brands, such as Polaris snowmobiles, who make anywhere from entry-level snowmobiles for beginners to power-snowmobiles for those who are a little more experienced.
All it takes is a little research to see where you are permitted to snowmobile, and if you need a license or not, and then you are ready to go.
2. Snowboarding
Ever tried surfing in the snow?
If that sounds like something you would like to tackle, then snowboarding is probably for you. Not only is snowboarding fun, but the more you do it that more that you can do, making it a sport you can do all winter long for years to come.
If you are a beginner and don't know where to start, most ski resorts have lessons starting at the most beginning level. And the good news is that if you want your family to get involved, snowboarding is for all ages. Even your little ones can get in on the action.
3. Skiing
Skiing is the most classic winter sport there is, but there’s a reason for that.  
Not only does it mean that you will get to spend some fun times at some beautiful ski resorts, but it means you will get to experience gliding down the mountains through the fresh snow.
Just like snowboarding, being inexperienced or a beginner doesn't have to stop you at all. Getting ski lessons can be a cinch and sometimes the ski resorts offer deals when lessons are bought with lift tickets. Also, skiing is a great family activity, and starting from very young age children can learn how to ski.
Who knows, your youngest may be flying down past you on the hill before you know it!
4. Tubing and sledding
Nothing is more fun than taking the family to find the perfect, snow-covered hill to sled or tube down.
Most ski resorts even have areas that are dedicated to just those activities, and it can keep the kids occupied for an entire afternoon.
5. Swimming in hot springs
A fun and adventurous activity to do in the wintertime is to find some hot springs and take a dip.

It will be such a fun experience to sit and swim in naturally heated waters while you are surrounded by snow. It would be an experience your family would never forget and will probably want to do every winter.

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