Top 5 Winter Sports to Try Instead of Skiing

October 12, 2020

If you think a snowy mountain with a fresh coat of powder is only good for skiing — think again! There are tons of fun winter sports available at most of your favorite ski resorts. So whether you can’t ski yet or you’re just looking for a different activity to do with your time off — here’s our list of the Top 5 Winter Sports you should try!

1. Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a great option to try first because it doesn’t require a huge investment of time and money to get started. Simply strap on your snowshoes and get moving! Take a leisurely hike or trek through the backcountry — you can even find snowshoe races! If you enjoy the peace of a walk in nature or the heart-pounding excitement of friendly competition — give snowshoeing a try! 

2. Ski Biking

If you like skiing and snowboarding — you’ll love ski biking! It’s similar to mountain biking, except on snow, with mini-skis instead of wheels. Take it slow on the nursery slopes or challenge yourself on steeper routes. Remember — you break by digging your feet in the snow! And don’t forget your helmet!

3. Snow Tubing

Snow tubing is an activity loved by kids and adults alike! A twist on your more traditional sledding experience — sit in or lay across a large inflatable tube and get ready for the adrenaline-filled ride of your life as you slide down the slopes at top speeds! The one downside? You have to walk your tube back up the mountain — so be sure to bundle up and stay warm!

4. Snowmobiling 

For those who love quadding — snowmobiling is like the winter equivalent! You ride on a motorized vehicle known as a snowmobile, motor sled, or snowmachine, with skis at the front instead of wheels and tracks at the back. It’s a wonderful way to cruise around the open terrain and appreciate the beauty of nature in winter. Rent your vehicle by the hour, slip on your driving gloves, and get ready for an amazing wintry adventure! 

5. Relaxing at the Spa

Okay so relaxing isn’t exactly a sport — but maybe it should be! It can often be challenging to accomplish in our everyday lives, takes concentration, and builds the muscle of mindfulness! Have we convinced you to put your feet up yet? Peel out of your snowsuit, head inside, and treat yourself to a day at the spa with a sauna, massage, or manicure – you deserve it!

We hope we’ve inspired you to head out to the mountains and try something new this season! No matter your age, gender, activity or skill level — there are so many winter activities to love. Is your favorite winter sport missing from our list? Let us know in the comments below!








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This is the latest in a series of sound systems I have used over 50 years from Astraltune to Sony Walkman and shock-proof CD players to IPOD, bunch of different headphones and eventually the headphones that go in the helmet with a wire with way-too-small-for-my-mittens on-of switches. This last transition had two goals (1) to get rid of the earphone wire so that the iPhone could get away from the cold and (2) control the volume and play/stop/rewind without having to take off my mittens. From that perspective these are great. The thing pairs with my iPhone very nicely, the buttons are very intuitive and easy to get to, and as an extra bonus I don't have to dig my phone out of my pocket to talk to Mr. Spam Likely when I am on the slopes.

One thing that could be better at least for my helmet is that the recharge wire pokes out of the headphone so to make sure it wont break I need to disconnect it and then take the thing out of the helmet to charge it. It would be nice if there was a way to recharge the headphones without having to mess with that but that is not a big deal really. This is a long way from strapping the 3.5lb Astraltune on my chest not to mention the earplugs and plus the sound quality is great!

One piece of advice if you are new to this: Keep the volume down so that you can still hear the wind (and the snow boarders) but most importantly remember the bumps are not evenly spaced so don't try to ski to the beat of the music. Ski to the melody or the Cadence if you want to be fancy.

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