List of Most Interesting Winter Activities
Sledding, tubing, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowball fights, and building snowmen are amongst the most popular winter pastimes. However, there is an array of unique, interesting cold-weather activities that winter enthusiasts can partake in to celebrate the colder months of the year, when the opportunity to frolic against the background of gorgeous pool liners isn’t yet a possibility.
If you possess a high tolerance for cold temperatures, and are brave, you might want to consider joining a polar bear club. When the temperatures outside plunge, polar bear club members take intense pleasure diving into the icy depths of bodies of water. This unique winter activity is not for the faint of heart! Some clubs even raise money for various charities.
Ice blocking can be a fun pastime if you have access to a grassy hill and large blocks of ice. Your ice block will last longer if you wait for the ground to be covered with a light frost. Simply sit across your ice block and glide down the hill. You might want to wear a snowsuit to keep you warm.
Another relatively simple wintertime sport to try is shovel racing. For this activity, you need a snow-covered slope, winter overalls, and a shovel without a point. A helmet is also a good idea, as you will be moving at a fast pace. Sit on the blade of the shovel, with the metal squeezed in between your legs, and slide down the hill. Those who take this sport seriously will wax their shovels to glide down the hill faster.
Depending on where you live, igloo building might be just the thing for you. You need to live in an area where there is a great deal of ice and snow. There are plenty of igloo building guides online that you can print out and follow. It is a lot of fun and a great group activity!
If you love kayaking in the warmer months, you will want to try snow kayaking come winter. Manning a kayak in the snow is like running it on water. In the summer, the river’s current propels you; in the winter, gravity pushes you down the slope of the mountain. Just be sure not to avoid trees and shrubs.
Another exciting winter “water” sport is ice sailing, which involves frozen bodies of water. It does require somewhat of investment—a sailboat mounted on runners—that glides across a frozen pond or lake. It also takes some skill, so seek the proper training and equipment before trying out this activity.
Skijoring is a unique sport for dog lovers. This activity is mushing behind a couple of dogs across the snow while the musher rides on skis. This unusual activity also employs horses but instead or riding the horse, you get dragged behind it. The horse pulls the skier. It’s quite possible to build up some serious speed with horse skijoring.
No matter which activity you choose, be sure to bundle up and hydrate. Most importantly, have fun, and rest easy knowing that your LOOP-LOC safety pool cover has you covered this winter.