The holiday season might already be over, but the winter season is very much still here! The weather is still cold, and snow still covers many roadsides, driveways, bare trees, and mountains. But it’s only going to stay this way for another few weeks, so you should start enjoying fun winter activities now!
Here are some things—from grand adventures on a mountain resort to simple activities at home—you can do to make the most of the remainder of the winter season:
Take a trip to a mountain resort
For many people, winter fun is synonymous with mountain resorts. Well, who could blame them? Many exciting winter activities happen on those snow-capped mountains. For starters, downhill skiing and snowboarding are offered in these resorts. There are also snowshoeing, tubing, or tobogganing for those who prefer a more leisurely activity. Guests can also try dog sledding and maybe even ice fishing.
Just remember that you should bring appropriate clothing, like Obermeyer women’s ski jackets or men’s snowboard pants, and accessories, such as beanies and gloves or mittens. For snow gear and equipment (e.g., skis, poles, snowboards, snowshoes, etc.), most can be rented at the resorts if you don’t have them.
Explore your local community
If you don’t have the time or money to go to a mountain resort, you can always explore your local community for fun winter activities. The ice skating/hockey rink you frequented as a kid might still be there waiting for your return. At the local park, as long as the snow-covered bike trail is safe, there’s no reason not to ride your fat-bike.
It can also be an excellent time to visit the zoo since animals like polar bears and Siberian tigers will still be on display and are more active during this season. These might be places you’ve already visited, but it’s a whole new ball game if you experience them during winter. For good measure, drag your family or friends along to bring the fun to a higher level.
Have fun at home
Sometimes, you don’t even have to set foot outside your home to have some good old winter fun. Even if you’re already an adult, you can still build a snowman, make snow angels, or start a snowball fight in your backyard. If there’s enough space in your yard, you can also build a fire and have everyone gather around it. Then, share stories while toasting marshmallows and sipping hot chocolate or coffee.
Or you can sit on the front porch with a blanket wrapped around you and watch the world go by. It doesn’t matter if you do anything or nothing at all so long as you take some time to enjoy the weather winter brings.
Winter Is Not Here to Stay
In the end, winter will be over in a few weeks. So you better start doing fun winter activities—be it on a mountain resort, around your local community, or at home—now if you want to make the most of the cold season.