What are Some Snow Activities?

Sheri Cyprus

Whether participating in snow sports or just playing in the snow, snow activities can be fun and energizing. People of all ages and abilities can enjoy snow activities in the fresh outdoor beauty of a crisp, white winter day. Some popular snow activities include downhill skiing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sledding and snowball fighting.

Skiing is a popular snow activity.
Skiing is a popular snow activity.

Snowball fighting can be one of the most fun snow activities. Family members and friends can divide into two teams and each build a snowball fort, or wall of snow, then each team uses their fort to help deflect snowballs from the other team. It should prove to be fun when snowballs find their way around the forts. Warming up with hot chocolate is a great way to end the "fight."

Cross country skiing is easy enough to be done by a toddler.
Cross country skiing is easy enough to be done by a toddler.

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Sledding down snowy hills is one of the most popular snow activities. A sled with steering is usually considered safer than a toboggan. For safety, sledders should be sitting on a sled and not on their stomachs in a head first position.

Sledding downhill on a toboggan is a great activity to do in the snow.
Sledding downhill on a toboggan is a great activity to do in the snow.

Cross country skiing is one of the best snow activities for aerobic fitness as both the arms and legs receive a simultaneous workout. It is low impact enough for many ages and fitness levels if done on easier terrain. Even children can usually begin cross country skiing as toddlers. Special sit and ski sleds can include disabled skiers in cross country snow activities as well.

Wearing waterproof boots during the winter can help prevent a person from getting a cold while walking through the snow.
Wearing waterproof boots during the winter can help prevent a person from getting a cold while walking through the snow.

Snowshoe parks usually have both beginner and intermediate trails with snowshoes available for rent. Beginners and children can usually find leisurely snowshoe tours for great family snow activities. Intermediate snowshoe tours are perfect snow activities for those who are physically fit as the terrain often includes mountain peaks.

An innertube can be used to go snow tubing.
An innertube can be used to go snow tubing.

Downhill skiing is one of the most difficult and challenging snow activities. The G force created when skiing downhill can cause a person to feel as though he or she weighs three and a half times more than his or her actual weight. Strong legs are needed in downhill skiing and negotiating turns takes both mental and physical dexterity. Many downhill experts note that controlling the skis, poles, and other ski equipment while skiing downhill is difficult and takes practice to get used to. Downhill skiing is also called alpine skiing.

Some people prefer to stay indoors with a cup of herbal tea.
Some people prefer to stay indoors with a cup of herbal tea.
Snowball fights can be fun for people of all ages.
Snowball fights can be fun for people of all ages.

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Reminiscence

It's interesting to live in an area that usually doesn't get much snow during an average winter. When a significant snow storm does hit, a lot of children discover all of these snow activities for the first time. I'll see kids having snowball fights and making snow angels. A bridges' underpass will become a sledding track. There will be small snowmen in every yard. I grew up doing all of those things, but some kids in this part of the country could grow up without ever setting foot on a sled or making snow cream.

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