Winter is coming, and it’s time to plan what you and your family can do to spend the holiday break. While winter is a season full of celebration, once Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve have passed, you might be worried about how to keep yourselves entertained until the winter break is over. You don’t have to spend the remaining days of your vacation cooped up inside your homes. Go outdoors and have fun in the snow. Build a snowman or a snow fort. But if you’re thinking of having a winter getaway, here are some outdoor activities that you can do to make the most of your holidays.
Bring your family to the slopes and spend a weekend in a skiing trip. Ski resorts have hills designed for every level of skier, from beginner to expert. If you have never gone skiing before, ski resorts offer ski lessons and guided tours that you can join. Just be sure to equip yourselves with the proper clothing and equipment.
Most ski resorts have gear and equipment for rent. If it is your first time to ski, renting may be a good idea so you can find out which brand or style is most comfortable for you. However, if you plan to make several ski trips each year, investing on your own ski gear is a better option. You can either go to your nearest ski store or visit an online shop and check out clothing and equipment like ski jackets, ski boots, or ski poles on sale. With your own gear with you, you’re ready to hit the slopes without having to wait in line and pay for rental equipment.
You can choose to go downhill skiing or if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can go backcountry skiing. If you’re on a budget, you can take your family to a cross-country ski trail or go snow shoeing. Not only do these activities cost less than downhill skiing, they also provide great exercise as you enjoy nature’s beautiful views.
If you’re looking for an exciting, screaming-good time in the snow, try sledding or tubing. You can use sled tubes, plastic, foam, or hybrid sleds. However, before choosing which type of sled to use, consider the weight of the material since you will be dragging it back up the slope.
Make sure to dress warmly, bring a change of clothes, and adhesive warmers for the fingers and toes to keep them dry. Also pack plenty of snacks and refreshments to keep you energized for another round.
Snowmobiling is one of the most popular activities in areas that experience heavy snowfall. Designed to be driven on snowy terrain or frozen lakes, snowmobiles offer a thrilling, high-speed ride while letting you revel in powdery, alpine scenery.
If you’re celebrating your wedding anniversary and want to end your winter break on a romantic note, schedule a private horse-drawn sleigh or carriage ride. This is the perfect way to spend quality time with your loved one out in the snowy outdoors if you’re not keen on doing too much physical activity. Bring along a thermos of hot chocolate to keep you warm as you travel through the woody trails.
With these fun and exciting activities on your list, you will be able to plan how you can make your winter break brighter and merrier.