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Outdoor Winter Activities

Shashank Nakate Oct 19, 2018
If you thought that the coming winter meant sitting at home, then think again. There are many things that you can do in winter. Further, we give you a few activities that you can enjoy in the coming cold season.
Snowfall is the biggest attraction of winter, which allows for enjoying different outdoor activities and games. It is during this season that one has the energy and enthusiasm to undertake outdoor physical activities.
Vacations add to the fun, and, most importantly, allow to spend time with the family. Outdoor winter activities are therefore, considered to be a great means of providing the pent-up energy with a proper outlet.

Winter Outdoor Activities

Ice Skating

This can be enjoyed at any nearby ice rink. Training sessions for beginners prove to be useful; in fact, training is mandatory for newbies. One has to be careful while performing ice skating, and it is necessary to wear all the recommended gear.
The chances of getting hurt in this activity are a bit greater than in other winter activities. However, with proper training, one can enjoy ice skating.


Sledding can be described as an activity in which a person has to slide down a slope with suitable equipment/means. One can make use of different types of sleds, that can be made from different materials like plastic, wood, etc.
A nearby, sloping, snow-clad area should be chosen for sledding. This is an activity which both, adults and kids can enjoy. A family outing for sledding can allow all family members to engage in this activity.


It is one of the great ways to enjoy nature during winter, and to indulge in some adrenaline pumping activities. The 'skis' are the main equipment used in this activity. The other, important equipment required for skiing are the boots.
The direction and necessary force required to move forward is obtained by the use of skis. There are many options for people with different levels of skill sets for enjoying the snow skiing activity. Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed at different resorts. This activity helps maintain proper body balance and in general an enjoyable activity.

Building a Snowman

This is one of the outdoor winter activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids in general. Children enjoy building snowmen, and other snow structures during winter.
Kids can resort to building snowmen with a basic/rough shape. If one thinks about going on an outing with family/large group, there is scope to building number of snowmen. One can also think about creating an entire group of snowmen.


The activity of snowboarding, as the name suggests, makes use of a snowboard. One has to slide down a snow-clad slope with this equipment. Snowboarding is a bit different from monoskiing.
In the latter, feet are maintained inline with the direction in which one is traveling. While snowboarding, one has to place the feet in a transverse position. Snowboarding is not just a leisure activity, but also an Olympic sport. It provides good exercise and is overall a great outdoor winter activity.

Sleigh Riding

The American word sleigh means the same as British sledge. Using this sliding vehicle drawn by horse(s) is a nice winter activity. This is meant for families and couples. Sleigh riding is one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery in winter season.
The different winter outdoor activities described here are commonly used in temperate countries. Most of these activities have also attained the status of Olympic sports. One should therefore, make full use of his/her vacations to enjoy these winter activities.