Top 10 Socially Distant but Fun Winter Activities

by Source For Sports Winter Sports

Winter sports are going to look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean they have to be any less fun! We've compiled a list of our top 10 winter sports that will keep you active this winter! 

1. Snow Shoeing

Hiking adventures don't have to stop once the snow hits the ground. Snowshoeing is one of the easiest, most affordable winter activities. For a little added adventure, try to complete a scavenger hunt or bird watching while on your walk.

2. Snowmobiling

Want to connect with nature, but at a faster pace? Snowmobiling is a fave this time of year. Whether you're a seasoned pro, or new to the sport, make sure you check the weather conditions and dress appropriately before hitting the trails. 

3. Cross-Country Skiing

There's just something so peaceful about gliding through the snow on a beautiful winter day. Not sure where to go? Your local conservation area will often have well-maintained trails that you can use for a small donation fee. 

4. Ice Fishing

A classic that not only provides you with quality time outside — it can also double as dinner! Always check the weather and ice condition before heading out and, be sure to check what’s in season and your catch limits. 

5. Outdoor Skating

If your local arena is closed, now is the perfect time to rediscover hockey’s roots by playing some pond hockey or building your own rink! 

6. Fat Bikes

Not ready to hit the breaks on the cycling season yet? Fat biking may be the answer! These unique bikes have wider wheels that allow for lower air pressure making biking in the snow much easier and smoother!  

7. Skiing / Snowboarding

This winter staple will never get old. Just be sure to check with your local resort to make sure it's open and what the COVID requirements are. Checking to see if your gear still fits and is in good working condition is also a must. Need a tune up? Visit your local Source for Sports before hitting the slopes!

8. Ice Climbing

Not for the faint of heart, this activity will take you to new heights. Like the name suggests, you’ll literally be climbing up frozen waterfalls, icefalls, glaciers — or whatever you can get your ice picks in! As this is a more extreme sport, make sure that you do your research, and follow all necessary safety precautions.

9. Snow Kiting

In true northern fashion, this sport turns a typical summer activity into one suitable for winter. Just like its warm weather counterpart, snow kiting takes what would otherwise be a miserable windy day and turns it into an exciting one out on the ice.

10. Skijoring

Just as fun to say as it is to do, think of Skijor like water skiing — but in the snow. This activity requires you to be towed on skis behind either a horse, snowmobile, or even dogs. 

For expert advice on equipment, apparel, and winter fun activities, use our store locator to find your nearest Source for Sports.

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