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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tops Tips for Enjoying Cold Weather Sports With Your Whole Family

Winter is a great opportunity to get outside with your family and enjoy some activities. There are so many opportunities to have fun, especially if you head to a dedicated resort where you will find plenty of activities to enjoy. Here's what you need to know to make the most of your time in the cold.
 
Why Get Outside in the Cold?

Getting outside in the winter is healthy and fun. It's great to keep active even though it's cold, and it stops your kids from getting too bored inside. There are many activities that you can only do in the winter, and now is the time to enjoy them or you will miss out until next year. Many of the activities are fast and furious and perfect for kids, so give some of them a go.
  
Book a Winter Activity Holiday

One of the best ways to enjoy the winter is to go somewhere like a ski resort where there will be lots to do. A winter holiday resort like Mont Tremblant in Quebec is ideal because it is fully geared up to provide you and your family with everything you need for a great time. There are plenty of Tremblant hotel deals to take advantage of, as well as lots of activities, clubs, restaurants, attractions, and stunning scenery.

Choose Some Activities

There are plenty of activities you could try on your vacation, and it depends how old your kids are. They can ski from a young age as long as they get proper instruction, but there are many other activities you may want to try together like dog sledding, tobogganing, snowshoeing, hiking in the Laurentian Mountains, and more.

Stay Safe in the Snow

Always wrap up warm when you head out into the cold for any length of time, and make sure your children don't get too cold. If they start complaining that they are cold, take them back to your accommodation, get them into a warm bath and prepare some warm drinks.
 
You should also take hot drinks out with you during the day, and make sure they use suitable clothing and equipment for the activities that you have planned. If they are not experienced in an activity like skiing, make sure they have classes with a certified instructor.

Watch Out for Frostbite and Frostnip

Frostbite is when body tissue freezes, and it can result in permanent damage. It often affects exposed areas like fingers, feet, and the face. Kids are at more risk because they often play outside for longer and they may not cover up properly. They also lose heat more quickly, so make sure you keep a close eye on them.

Frostnip is milder, but it can be uncomfortable. It is when skin that is exposed to the cold, like fingers and ears, become red and numb. This can be treated at home by warming the affected area with warm water.

Have Fun This Winter

Start thinking about the winter holidays and all the fun you can have. Family holidays in the snow are a fantastic way to make the most of the winter and have a great time. So find a resort that you can visit, plan your activities, and make sure everyone stays safe. Then have an amazing time this winter with your family.

Richard Page is a fitness instructor and passionate about sport. He enjoys the chance to share his insights online and has already posted across a number of relevant websites.

30 travelers' comments:

Erica said...

i love snow!!! i hope to experience it again this coming winter :) your pictures are great! :)

The Girl with the Muji Hat

Esme Sy said...

Snow isn't that bad, it's really just cold that's why most people would rather stay indoors. You have some awesome ideas though, and people should consider doing it. It's a nice quality time for the fambam.

Jo said...

Oh, I didn't know frostbite can cause permanent damage. I am so glad I read your post, I thought I know everything about how to take care of myself and my family during winter days. I remember one time after the winterstorm, my daughter wanted to play snowangel and she didn't have a waterproof gloves, she was freezing and even had rosy cheeks!! I didn't want that to happen again (though she had a really great time). But she loved the outdoors...

nova hedges said...

I don't know with you but no matter what I can't handle the freezing cold weather. maybe it's because our weather temperature here drops more than the usual that I can't stand to be outside in the winter for that long.

Sweet Memoirs said...

I have always adored your family snow photos. It makes me wish we have different seasons here too.

dean gabriel said...

Oh! I am yet to experience snow.. I really really wanted to experienced it, and I am not hopeless..hahaha!!! Sure i'll use right garb for this for i am really intolerant with cold... haha

Maria Teresa Figuerres said...

It's a dream of mine to someday visit a place with winter season because I want to see and frolic in the snow. I'll keep these tips in mind if and when that happens. Thanks!

Masshole Mommy said...

I hate the cold, so I usually send my husband out with the kids when it snows. They love building snow forts and sledding.

Dogvills said...

These are great tips! It can be so boring to stay indoors all the time during the winter months.

Jeannette said...

It looks like your family was having a great time in the snow. We don't get snow where we are, but when I was a kid we did I would make all sorts of stuff in the snow and we always had a blast as kids in it!

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

It looks like you guys know how to have fun in the snow. We live in Georgia, so the only way we see any real amount of snow is if we go on vacation.

rika said...

I am so ready for Winter. I can't wait to bring my kids to Colorado and see the snow! They've never been to any colder place

Liz Mays said...

These are great things to keep in mind as we move into winter. I'm always excited about the new activities that become available when snow is on the ground.

Erin Shebish said...

Oh dont talk to me about cold weather yet! I can't stand the cold! LOL!

Lisa said...

I can't beleive we are tlking about snow! It's too early! LOL My kids love building snowmen!

Onica MommyFactor said...

Playtime in snowy weather is fun. But famiky do need to be careful so you gave some good reminders.

CourtneyLynne said...

Ahhhhh I love looking at snow, but I just hate the cold lol... My daughter is at the age where she would play outside in snow all day, so ughh for me lol... I get to freeE to death lol

Thomas Happel said...

Living in a cold weather area, we love these sports. The whole family (minus me lol) is in to snowboarding. I would love to learn and its never too late!!

Ricci said...

I hate snow. HA! I actually really like it but I have a job that requires me to go in on snow days and I hate driving in the stuff, makes me nervous.

Lynndee said...

We didn't have much snow last winter. I hope we get some this year so we can play more. Love your photos!

Gabriel said...

I'm a big fan of winter also - if you are gonna live in northern Michigan, you'd better like snow. I like all my seasons, really, but I'm looking forward to this winter as the littlest kids will be big enough to really get out an enjoy it finally.

Shaney Vijendranath said...

Never really went for a long holiday during winter. I love the snow but I just can't bare the cold but definitely want to take my kids for a holiday when it snows. My daughter would really enjoy it.

Ann B said...

When my kids were younger we spent a lot of time outside in the winter. The kids never seemed to feel the cold. Now they are teenagers and like to go sledding with their friends.

Paula Schuck said...

I am not a fan of the cold but i do like outdoor activities. It is always fun to go skating with the kids.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

We always love playing in the snow and making snowmen. It is always important to not get too cold though!

Jennifer Mitchell said...

These are some great tips! I'm not a fan of cold weather, but I am making a pact to do more activities outside in winter because my daughter loves the snow.

Shandi Lillard Dews said...

I grew up in Colorado, so I know full well the joy of playing outside in the snow. I live in Texas now, and we have only had good snow, once since I have been here, but hopefully I can get my kids to Colorado soon, so they can experience a winter in all its glory!

Chantal Bernard said...

It is hard to believe that winter will be here before we know it! These are great trips, thanks for sharing!

Carin Kilby Clark said...

I can't believe the Summer is over already! Although, the kids and I love to play in the snow. So we are looking forward to Winter.

Krystal Butherus said...

Can you believe I've never seen snow?! I wish I could go sledding

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