With winter just around the corner, you might be wondering how you are going to get your taste of the great outdoors once the temperatures start to drop and the snow starts to fall down from the sky. While you might think that fun outdoors ends when summertime or fall does, you would be quite mistaken!
One person who knows that is adventurer Phil Fischer, who loves to share all of his journeys and adventures online. If you’re looking for some adventure inspiration, he is surely someone to check out!
With that being said, here are some of the top winter activities for you and your family this holiday season.
One of the reasons why this is the first mentioned activity is because it is the easiest and most accessible. All you need to snowshoe is … well … a pair of snowshoes! They vary in price and size but are overall quite affordable. Beyond that, they allow you to take to even your most adventurous hiking paths in even the deepest snow. They keep you on the surface of the snow and make for a wonderful afternoon jaunt.
Downhill skiing and snowboarding
There is a reason why millions of tourists flock to the mountains each and every winter, and that’s to ski or snowboard! Whether you have the need for speed, want to catch air in the terrain park, want to ski bumps or wait for the deep powder days, skiing and snowboarding are one of the most fun and fitness-forward activities that you can do. Just make sure that you get the correct gear and helmets so that you can be warm, comfortable and safe at all times on the mountain.
This is an incredibly fun activity that is perfect for you if you are a motorhead of one kind or another. Access deep and rugged terrain with snowmobiles that can go over and on nearly anything! These machines are big and expensive and also can be quite dangerous if handled improperly, but if you treat them with the respect that they deserve you will truly have the time of your life. Getting a group together to rent snowmobiles or going on a guided tour is one of the most fun ways to spend a wintery afternoon.
There really is nothing quite like ice skating on a frozen lake or pond. All over the country, there are companies that make sure that lakes and ponds are perfect for skating on, they’ll even set up warming huts for people to enjoy when they get too cold to stay out there. Whether you are into figure skating or ice hockey, no one can deny that flying around the rink is a wonderful way to spend a day.
This is not for the faint of heart, but the rewards are definitely worth it. If you are a dedicated fisherman, you haven’t lived until you’ve ice fished just once! Just make sure you bring warm clothes, some tasty snacks, and probably more beer than you think you’ll ever need.