Winter Wonderland Activities!

Winter Wonderland

Photo By: Kyle Cottrell / Lake Tahoe, United States

Let It, Snow!

Winter Wonderland is what i’m wishing for. Winter is a beautiful season, and there are so many things you can do to have fun in the snow! Family activities in the winter season typically involve skiing and snowboarding, but there are many more things to do with your family during this time.

Many people also enjoy snowmobiling with their families. This is an excellent activity for those who live close to snow-covered areas, as it can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you haven’t done it before, I recommend looking up some tips and tricks so that everyone can stay safe:

For those without any prior experience with winter sports, there’s still no need to fret!

Many places offer lessons to all members of your family: throughout the state. If you and your family are at a resort area, many offer classes from beginner to professional and for many different ages.

Some ski resorts are even equipped with amusement rides, tubing hills, and skating rinks!

These features are great for people who don’t want to spend the entire day on the slopes. It’s also a way for skiers to rest their legs between runs without losing too much time or momentum. So, if your family is interested in trying out one of these resorts, I would recommend looking up reviews before planning your trip so that you know what to expect when you get there:

It may become a little overwhelming at first, but once you start exploring what’s available, you’ll find many fun ways to spend quality time with your loved ones!

Here’s a list of some of the best things you can take advantage of if you live in North Carolina or plan on visiting: VisitNC.com/winter

Check out a local ski resort! 

Go skiing or snowboarding for yourself if you’re an avid skier or boarder or take your kids to one of the many resorts around the state if they’ve never tried it before!

Check out some of these areas for skiing or snowboarding at one of our ski resorts! 

You can choose from many beautiful areas here are just a few.

Appalachian Ski Mountain,

Beech Mountain Resort,

Cataloochee Ski Area,

Deer Valley Resort,

Elk Mountain Ski Resort,

Hawks nest XC Ski Center,

Hyco Hills Snowboard & Country Club,

Killington, Massanutten Resort (great for kids),

Sugar Mountain Resort,

Watauga Valley Ski Area and Wolf Ridge Resort!

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If you’re looking for a trip that’s closer to home, there are also many ski resorts in Virginia.

So, to find out more about the best places to go in your region, check this out, Virginia.

Take a little outing ice skating or watch a hockey game! 

Many outdoor rinks are open to the public, such as “Skating on Campus” at UNC-Chapel Hill, which is free for students and a minimal fee for non-students. If you’re looking for something more casual, check out American Tobacco Trail’s outdoor rink in Durham!

Go to a winter festival!

Winter festivals or carnivals are just one of my favorite things to do during this time with family and friends: get dressed up in multiple layers of warm clothing and go on a winter outing to one of North Carolina’s many festivals! 

So, check out some of these ideas for your next family outing:

Events

Go Sledding!

Many places around the state have great hills for sliding down –

Go ice fishing! 

This is one activity I haven’t had a chance to try, but it sure sounds exciting! To learn more about what you need and where you can go, check out this link.

https://www.ncangler.com/threads/ice-fishing-in-nc.21027/

Walking trails 

Several state parks at different locations within North Carolina, including Stone Mountain Park, Lake James State Park, Mount Mitchell State Park, Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, Hammocks Beach State Park, Hanging Rock Morrow Mountain State Park.

Staying Indoors

Relaxing at home or in a weekend getaway in a hotel room with cable television or movies or video games is always a great time with many memories on a cold day in winter.

Don’t forget the hot chocolate! Here is a favorite recipe.

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Reading books

A great family spends time together, especially if they are both local authors.

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Experience the beauty of living in North Carolina during the wintertime and take advantage of everything our great state offers!