3 Outdoor Adventures to Kick off the New Year

Forget your same old same old resolutions and make 2018 your year of adventure. Adopt an adventurous mindset this year because the possibilities for finding new adventures and making new memories really are endless. However, the colder weather around this time of the new year can make it hard to find activities to do with the whole family that gets everyone out of the house and moving around. But if your family is anything like ours, staying active is a necessity no matter what the weather is doing outside. And a little cold weather never hurt anyone anyways. Plus, there’s nothing like starting a brand new year with some family-oriented adventures. Here are 3 ideas for outdoor adventures for your family this new year.

Take the family snow skiing

Let’s start with one of our family’s favorite pastimes. Skiing is at the top of the list when it comes to activities that come to mind when thinking of wintertime adventures. And for good reason. Skiing is the perfect family bonding activity because it’s suitable for any age and provides a constant challenge. Not to mention, skiing is one of the best and most fun workouts out there. Trust us on this one––if you can take your family skiing this year, it will be an adventure you’ll never forget.

Play a game of flag football

Sure it may be a little chilly outside, but that shouldn’t stop a good old-fashioned game of flag football. Instead of staying inside 24/7 and catching cabin fever, throw on a coat and pick your teams. Before you know it, you’ll forget how cold it is outside anyways.  Plus, a little healthy competition may be exactly what your family needs after all.

Find a nice wintertime hike

Hitting the trails during the winter may not be the first thing you think of when brainstorming some family-centered wintertime activities. However, if you’re prepared, a wintertime hike make for some of the most beautiful sights. There are few views more magical than a forest frosted in snow. So bundle up and head out into the great outdoors for a beautiful, snowy view and a wintertime adventure that’s hard to beat.

The weather may be a bit nippy this time of year, but that doesn’t mean it should stop your family from staying active and making memories the best way you know how. Try these 3 outdoor adventures to kick off the new year.

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3 Reasons You Should Take Your Family Snow Skiing

With the winter months quickly approaching, back porch family cookouts and summertime days in the sun are coming to an end. But that doesn’t mean the family fun should too. The winter months bring just as many opportunities for quality, family time as the summertime does despite the drop in temperatures. In fact, some of the most adventurous and memorable moments can be had skiing down a mountain with your entire family in tow. Here are 3 reasons you should go snow skiing this winter.

Active hobbies keep you young

Activities that get your family into the great outdoors for a bit of fresh air and some exercise are perfect for the whole gang because these activities can be enjoyed at any age. Snow skiing, in particular, serves as an effective, but most importantly fun family workout. Trust us, you’ll be feeling the aftermath of an afternoon out on the slopes for days to come. Family activities that double as a workout keep everyone young no matter what age you are!

Snow skiing is the perfect opportunity for family bonding

Finding family bonding activities that don’t feel like forced family bonding activities can be super difficult especially when you have kids of all different ages. But snow skiing is one of the only family activities that truly has it all. Not only does it get the adrenaline pumping and adds a little adventure and excitement to life, but snow skiing also provides the perfect opportunity to make memories and establish traditions that can last your family a lifetime.

Snow skiing builds character and confidence

Snow skiing is one of the best activities to get your children involved in at an early age because every day out on the slopes has its own challenges and own adventures. Snow skiing is definitely one of the more challenging sports out there, but it can also be one of the best ways to learn how to set reasonable goals and track progress in reaching them. Different level slopes have their own set of adversities, but overcoming each one adds character and confidence.

It may be hard for the entire family to find an activity everyone enjoys, especially when the weather starts getting a little colder, but snow skiing is the perfect hobby to cure everyone’s cabin fever, build character, and make memories all at the same time.   

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