For some people, the winter weather makes them want to stay inside all season and wait for spring to roll around. For the rest of us, getting outdoors and enjoying the winter weather is what we look forward to all year long. The following sport activities are loved by those who don’t mind the cold, winter air.

 

Snowboarding/Skiing

Two of the most popular winter sports has to be skiing and snowboarding. In mountainous regions of the United States, these two sports dominate at ski resorts from New England to California. If you’ve never been skiing or snowboarding, it can be difficult to choose between the two. According to many experts, skiing is easier to learn but hard to master, while snowboarding is harder to learn but easier to master, meaning you’ll likely be able to get the basics down of skiing right off the bat, but it’ll take some time to get good at the sport. Whereas, with snowboarding, it will be hard to learn how to maneuver the board, but once you do, you’ll be able to accelerate your technique quickly.

 

Snowmobiling

One of the fastest ways to get around in the snow is my snowmobile. If you’ve ever ridden a jetski on the water, snowmobiling is very similar. Mountain resorts often have snowmobiles available for rental so you can explore the area with this ride. If you’ve never gone before, it’s a good idea to sign up to go out with a guide until you get the hang of it.

 

Ski Jumping

You’ve probably seen ski jumpers at the Winter Olympics with their seemingly death-defying jumps. If you’ve ever wanted to try this sport, you’ll be happy to know that many ski resorts in the United States offer it to their guests. Of course, you’ll want to become a strong skier before attempting this sport.

 

Snowshoeing

If you’d rather get around on your own two feet rather than by snowmobile or skis, try snowshoeing. This form of winter hiking will get you outdoors and enable you to go at your own pace. Many parks have guided tours so you can go with a group of people to see the natural sites of the area.