Seven Crazy Winter Activities

Before cabin fever starts making you crazy, consider some ways to get yourself outdoors this winter. Here are some activities that will seem less psycho than typing, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” over and over and over….

Skijoring

Got a dog you need to walk? Then why not get your dog to walk you? Better yet, got a horse?Combine cross-country skis, a harness, and your favourite four-legged friend, for some skijoring. A real blast.

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Shovel racing

There are a million ways to get down a snow-covered hill. Riding a shovel is one of those ways, and shovel racing was actually in the X Games at one time. The World Championships happen every February at Angel Fire Resort in new Mexico.

Pond Skimming
More of a season-ending type of event, pond skimming is the ultimate way to shut down the season. Hopefully your local resort hosts one of these. They are too damn fun.

Fat biking

Fat bikes have taken the bicycle industry by storm. There are over 50 brands now making fat bikes with tires anywhere from 3.7” to a crazy 4.7” wide. And there are trails popping up for them around the world.

Speed Flying

Perhaps one of the nuttiest sports created over the past few decades, speed flying combines skiing and paragliding. It’s fast, it’s dangerous, and super exciting to watch. Do you want to try it?

Noboarding

Basically snowboarding without bindings, “noboarding” isn’t easy. But for some it is the purist way to get down the mountain. Wanna give it a try? Simply take the bindings off your snowboard and step on board.

Snowkiting

Easier to learn than regular old kiteboarding, snowkiting allows you to use either skis or a snowboard to get out there. This is one of those activities you’ll need to learn from an instructor though: those kites are big and powerful!

Gelande Quaffing
The history of Gelande Quaffing runs deep with the Jackson Hole Air Force. And every year Jackson Hole hosts the Gelande Quaffing World Championships. While it hasn’t seemed to spread much further than Jackson Hole, why not take it to your local patio?

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