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Winter Adventure Activities

3 October 2014

Winter Adventure Activities

Let’s take a look at the best winter adventure activities!

Winter is about to come and all of us must have a nice way to spend our holiday. Beside the cute nights at a cottage in the mountains with your love and a coup of hot tea, you could try some new activities like snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, dog sledding and ice climbing. Winter is a great season to go out and explore new frontiers, try new sports and meet new people.

Following I will bring to you some amazing Winter Adventure Activities:

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing represents a hard experience, going through the snow with modified tennis rackets on your feet is something that not everyone could do, but still this will be a fun activity.

Winter Adventure Activities
Snowshoeing: Workout in a Winter Wonderland
Winter Adventure Activities
Snowshoeing at sunset.

Heli-hiking

Do you want some extreme sensations? Here is your answer, heli-hiking! After being airlifted to the summit, hikers are led through a series of open meadows, slippy alpine ridges and snow-glazed pine forests. Although this activity is not cheap for many people, the hike day and helicopter ride costs almost $300 per person. And you will need at least two companions to go heli-hiking.

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Heli hike with Eco Wanaka Adventures.
Winter Adventure Activities
Ice Cave on the Heli Hike Site, New Zealand.

Backcountry skiing

I dare to say that at least half of our readers skied before. You won’t have to climb a mountain to enjoy the ride, you could use a lift. People of all ages are skiing and this represents a nice and relaxing activity for all family.

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A first timer’s guide to backcountry skiing.

Snowmobiling

Do you like speed but during the winter can’t have part of it? Here is your answer, snowmobiling! Snowshoes are a great way to explore slippery slopes and amazing winter forests, but they are unbelievable slow. But stay safe, this one can  be dangerous too!

Winter Adventure Activities
Snowmobiling
Winter Adventure Activities
Great Ways To Commute To Work | Rough Guides Snowmobiling, Alaska, USA

Ice climbing

Do you want to have extreme experiences? Try ice climbing! It sounds really dangerous, and it is, but many instructors can teach you how to scramble up an ice cliff without falling and die. Ice is considered one of the slipperiest surfaces so this time be safe because accidents may happen.

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Ice Climbing on Antarctica.

Ice fishing

Ice fishing represents a calm and relaxing activity. You can easily stay half day on a frozen lake without catching a fish. And for me this looks a little dangerous, if you’re not careful ice may brake in any moment and you could go under it.

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Ice Fishing At Sunset in Lily Lake.

Dog sledding

Before the snowmobiles, the dog sledding was the fastest way to go from a point to another. Today, dog sleds can still be found in many northern countries. You have to try dog sledding at least once in your life…

Winter Adventure Activities
Dog Sledding in Swedish Lapland.
Winter Adventure Activities
Dog sledding.

Winter camping

This is the safest activity but also one of the most amazing. Sometimes the best way to clear your mind is to go away from the city rush and spend a few days alone or with a few good friends. If this is what you want .. try winter camping.

Winter Adventure Activities
Winter camping.
Winter Adventure Activities
Winter camping near Aspen, Colorado.
Winter camping under the stars.

Folks, don’t let winter to keep you inside, go outside, explore, embrace freezing temperatures and frosty climates. Make every day count, go find adventure.