Spring is fast approaching, but it’s not too late to squeeze in some last minute snow fun. Take advantage of these last few remaining winter weeks – before snow turns into slush. They don’t call it a winter wonderland for nothing!
Whoever said you had to slide down a hill of snow and ice gracefully? Although having killer skiing skills on the slopes is impressive, some of us are satisfied with just tumbling (without hopefully breaking any bones).
If snow is abundant in your front yard, build a snowman – an army of it even – so the white space doesn’t appear too bland. For more experienced snow handlers, there are ice-carving and snow sculpture competitions and festivals too!
Although this traditional winter activity can be done indoors or at malls, nothing compares to the real thing: ice skating over a frozen lake or river.
You obviously can’t have snow ball fights in the summer. What’s there to throw, sand balls? Cherish the cold sting. You’ll miss it during sweltering hot days. You don’t even need that many people to initiate a snowball fight. All you need is a few individuals as game as you are. You can be total strangers and still enjoy some good ol’ winter fun. Have a super abundant supply of snow? Build a snow fort.
Bring out your inner Mighty Duck and give hockey a shot. You might just find yourself a new favorite sport. Too bad it can’t be completely enjoyed all year long. Like ice skating, unless you have a permanent base, finding a rink isn’t easy during warmer seasons.
Snow angels can be made at the beach (sand angels?) too, but it literally gets EVERYWHERE even in the corners of your body you didn’t even know existed. Since waterproof outerwear is still being utilized, make as many snow angels as you desire.
Outdoor hot tub soaks are better enjoyed when your surroundings are freezing. Enjoy a picture perfect view while you defrost those frozen toes and stiff muscles from skiing.
Have some extra time and cash for international travel? Try to catch the northern lights in places like Iceland, Alaska and New Zealand.
Just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean your cycling activities should be put to a stop. Biking is possible in winter, just as long as you have the right equipment. Fatbiking is the new in-thing for adrenaline junkies. This is also perfect for first timers still learning how to balance on a bike – at least if you fall, you’ll land on soft snow rather than hard asphalt.
Give winter camping a try if you can tolerate the cold pretty well. It’ll probably feel like you’re lodging in an igloo. Make sure you have emergency sources of warmth in case temperature levels drop too low. Not everyone can say they spent a few nights outdoors surrounded by snow.
Or if you’re a total homebody, you can just simply admire the snowstorm outside and be thankful you’re all warm and cozy.
Don’t miss out on these opportunities to chill (pun intended) before all ice and snow gets muddy and mushy.