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20 Fun Activities to Do This Winter


Each winter as temperatures begin to drop, outdoor activities can become limited.  Outside of the major outdoor winter activities like skiing and snowboarding, there are many things to do to keep you busy during the cold winter months.  Check out our list below!

1. Skiing
Even if there is no snow in your area, ski locations have you covered!  Whether you are a seasoned pro or just starting out, a day on the slopes will be fun!

snowboarding2. Snowboarding

Just like skiing, snowboarding is a perfect winter activity. The slopes are waiting for you!

3. Snow Tubing

If skiing or snowboarding is not for you, snow tubing is a perfect alternative. Head to the top of a snow hill and jump in an inflatable inner tube for a fun ride down the hill!

4. Snow Shoeing

Snow Shoeing is a fun, easy, and cheap outdoor winter activity. If the conditions on the ski hill aren’t good, snow shoeing can be just as enjoyable. Find a snowy woodland trail and get out and enjoy nature.

5. Go Ice Skating

Ice skating is the perfect activity for you and your family this year. It’s an excuse to get outside, have fun, and get some exercise!

6. Go sledding


Bundle up and find yourself any kind of hill to sled down.  If you don’t have the typical sled, you can make do with what you do have. Trash can lid, boogie board, air mattress, or yoga mat.. anything can be a sled if you want it to be!

7. Take up knitting

Knitting is the perfect way to get crafty while sitting at home. You can create different styles and items for yourself and others. Making for the perfect holiday presents!

8. Build a Snowmansnowman

Do you want to build a snowman??…Playing in the snow can be fun but building a snowman can be even more fun! Make a competition of it and see who can build the best snowman.

9. Bake cookies

Made from scratch or just from pop them in the oven, baking cookies can bring joy to any household.

10. Have a winter bonfire

Marshmallows, check. Graham crackers, check. Chocolate bars, check. Once you have all the necessary ingredients, get outside, get the fire going, and start roasting marshmallows.

11. Ice Fishing

If you miss the warm weather and catching fish, ice fishing is just for you! Bring your tackle box, bundle up, and get out there and catch some fish.

12. Learn a new recipe

With all the time being spent at home, time in the kitchen should be well spent. Learning a new recipe can get your creative mind going and feed you and your family at the same time.

14. Host a virtual game night

With the power of zoom, hosting a game night is super easy during the winter.  Schedule a time with a group of friends or family and find fun online games to compete in!

doing a puzzle

14. Do a puzzle

Even now, the littlest of activities can be fun! Find a puzzle with an image that you enjoy and get started.

15. Have a movie marathon

It’s time to watch all those movies you said you would when you had the time. Sit down and get comfortable on the couch and let the movie marathon begin!

16. Go for a hike

With or without snow, a day out in nature could be just what you need. On a sunny day, get out and explore your favorite trails or walking paths for a bit of fresh air.

making snow angel

17. Make snow angels

Snow angels can be the perfect outdoor activity for children and adults too!  This can be done even with a small amount of snow!

18. Get organized

Out with the old, in with the new. This is the time to Marie Kondo your home. Things that don’t spark you joy, get rid of them!

19. Make hot chocolate

After a day out doing winter activities in the cold, settling down with a warm nice cup of cocoa will make you nice and warm!

20. Pick up a new hobby

The list of new hobbies during wintertime is endless. Especially when you are looking to pass the time, this is the perfect time to learn something new!


Posted on January 6, 2021

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