Just because there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean you can’t have a big adventure. In fact, there are even more opportunities to explore several parts of the United States during the wintertime. From snowboarding to skiing, snowshoeing to snowmobiling, and everything in between, America's got you covered.
When the temperature drops, several places in the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast get covered in a blanket of fresh powder. The change in climate draws out snow bunnies who are looking to get their adrenaline pumping. Thankfully there are some really awesome ski mountains scattered around the states. Plus, there are also several places to head to with the family that offer more than just time on the slopes.
If you’re bold, try your hand at dog sledding. If a little climate change doesn’t stop you from doing what you love, take a shot at ice fishing. And if you’re looking to get a little height without riding a chairlift, then why not try some ice climbing? Whether you’re looking for traditional activities like snowboarding or skiing, or trying something a little bit different, you don’t have to travel further than the states!
Dog Sledding In Alaska
Why try anything halfway? If you’re going to dog sled, go to the home of the most prestigious dog sledding race in the entire world. Located in Alaska, Iditarod is a dog sledding race that stretches over 1,000 miles over the largest state in America. Tours generally run from October to April, as long as there is snow on the ground. It does get cold though, so if you want to try your hand at an overnight tour, head there earlier in the season!
Ice Fishing On The Missouri River
If fishing is your thing and you don’t want to wait for the waters to thaw, it’s time to carve a whole in that ice and get going. The Missouri River is a great location to participate because it is home to the Fort Peck Dam. And the Fort Peck Dam is home to plenty of ice fishing tournaments. Expect to catch northern pike, paddlefish, chinook salmon, lake trout, bass, and more.
Ice Climb With Or Without A Guide
Ouray Ice Park is world famous for ice climbing. And that’s because it has over 200 named climbs. Beginners and professionals flock there as soon as the ice is safe to climb. The park is free, but if you haven’t tried your hand at ice climbing before, hire a licensed guide for safety reasons. There’s even a massive ice climbing festival in Ouray each January!
Skiing or Snowboarding Around The Country
There are so many places you can head to with your family for a ski trip. Several mountain resorts are scattered across the country. They offer a full experience and tons of activities in addition to skiing and snowboarding. Some of those include Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Breckenridge, Colorado; Park City Mountain Resort, Utah; Killington Ski Resort, Vermont; and Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts to name a few!