With the weather getting colder, many people are looking to spend more time indoors. They’re missing out on some real outdoor fun though. It might be cold outside, but there are so many great things to do out in the winter chill. Here are a few ways to have fun this winter season.

One way to have fun outside this winter is to do some winter sports. Skiing and snowboarding are a ton of fun. If you don’t live near snow, it’s worth it to take a vacation and try your hand at snowboarding or skiing. Many ski resorts have hotels and restaurants right next to the resort, so you can spend your whole trip on a single mountain. If you’ve never tried either skiing or snowboarding, you may want to try skiing first. It’s easier to get the hang of than snowboarding. Although snowboarders typically do more tricks and flips than skiers, so if you want to learn stunts, snowboarding is probably for you. Is visiting a ski resort outside your budget? Try visiting the local ice skating rink. Ice skating is a lot of fun, and much more accessible than snowboarding. Whichever sport you decide to try, remember to have fun, and get up after you fall. It’s all about improving your skills, not being perfect. 

Building a snowman

Another fun winter activity is building a snowman. If you or your kids aren’t quite up to learning a new sport, you can still have tons of winter fun this season. Visit the park or go out in your yard to make a snowman as a family. Don’t forget to give him a hat, gloves, and a mouth and nose. Your snowman will look so cute all dressed up for winter. Sledding is also a fun activity to take the kids on because it’s easy and doesn’t require any special skills. You just run up a hill, hop on your sled, and slide on down. Small children may feel better with an adult on their sled their first time around. If you live in an area with little or no snow, you can still go sledding. Sand sledding is just as fun as snow sledding, and you can do it any time of year. Whatever the weather, grab your sled and get ready to have fun. 

No matter how you choose to enjoy the outdoors this winter, remember to take lots of photos. Pictures of you and your family doing new sports, or racing each other on a sled is memorable and priceless. Put those photos on some holiday cards and share them with your friends and family. I like getting my holiday cards from Basic Invite. They have tons of options, and all their stationery is customizable. You can make your cards look just the way you want them to. I love their Christmas cards. Check them out!

Have fun in the snow this holiday season. Get out there and try a new sport, like snowboarding or skiing. Or try ice skating if that’s your thing. Hop on a sled, build a snowman, or have a snowball fight. Just don’t forget to take photos of your fun, and send out holiday cards. Be safe and have fun out there.