5 Top Winter Mountain Activities
As people usher in winter after a long period of warm climate, the joy that comes with it cannot be hidden. It is time to get outdoors and head to the mountains. With snow and more snow everywhere, the long winter will no doubt be more enthralling. To enjoy even more whether alone, as a team, or with the entire family, take some moment to figure out about the best activities. In this post, we bring you 5 top winter mountain sports that you should do this winter.
Skiing is the most enthralling activity when mountains get covered with snow. To ski, you will need to get to the highest point of the mountain mainly using pistes, mountain lifts, and helicopters in some cases. Wearing the skis, you slide down following the snowline and changing the angle of motion to alter the speed. If you want to enjoy even more, you can consider skiing at night and accelerate at full speed when going past the well-lit trails.
Snowshoeing is trekking through the mountain to experience the nature’s diversity. The activity involves a group of snowshoers who walk through different trails to sample mountain wildlife, vegetation, and culture of the local communities. If you drove to the resort, this is a great activity to connect with local communities and learn something about their cultures. It is important to have a guide when trekking on the mountain in winter.
If you want to slide on snow with the entire family especially little children, a better way to catch the thrill is tubing. You take a mountain lift, sit on different tubes, and slide down the magic carpet holding hands to the foot of the hill. You can also snow tube as a team or even individually on smooth trails.
Soak in hot springs
There is nothing as enthralling as enjoying a naturally heated Jacuzzi in a winter resort. Take some moment to select the resorts with natural hot springs or are located close to them such as Piestany in Slovakia and Bains De Dorres in France. The springs give a unique opportunity to enjoy nature and appreciate its mysteries.
Go for a mountain tour on a hot air balloon
When snow covers the mountain, it forms enthralling picturesque sceneries. Using a hot air balloon, you can move up to the highest point seeing steep cliffs, falling snow, and people skiing from top to bottom. A balloon will also help you to see massive slow moving down (avalanches) in steeper areas to appreciate the uniqueness of nature.