With the holiday season fast approaching, weather is getting colder, days are getting shorter, and nights are getting longer. That being said, it can be hard to find things to do to keep yourself busy with during the winter months, especially with winter break fast approaching. Whether you’re the kind of person that absolutely loves the snow, or would rather bundle up in a warm blanket and stay close to the fire, there are plenty of things you can do to make sure your holiday season isn’t filled with boredom.
Since snow usually comes around only a few months out of the year, right now is the best time to take advantage of it. Danielle Graham, a junior at Logan High, has been snowboarding for 11 years now.
“I started because I saw my older sisters snowboarding with our dad, so I wanted to join,” said Graham.
“I think my favorite part of it is feeling the wind in your face. It’s really exciting when you’re going through the snow faster than if you were to do anything else."
Since her family can drive down every week, Graham goes skiing every Sunday during the winter, or after a big storm, making a great way to spend her Sunday every week. “I’d recommend going if you don’t mind the potential pain that it can bring,” she said.
Moving a little lower down on the slopes, Dylan Barber, a senior at Logan High, has found that snowmobiling is a great way to spend the winter months. Barber started snowmobiling roughly two years ago when he was invited by his girlfriend and her family.
“I think my favorite part of it is feeling the wind in your face. It’s really exciting when you’re going through the snow faster than if you were to do anything else,” he said.
Although both snowboarding and snowmobiling can be fun, you don’t have to travel all the way up to the mountains to look for fun during the winter. Luckily, not too far from Logan, the Eccles Ice Center in North Logan is a great way to spend some time during the winter months. At only $6 for admission, the ice rink is not only cheap but fun. In addition to holding public skating for all ages and skill levels, Eccles Ice Center also holds ice skating lessons and even has many competitive and noncompetitive hockey teams.
If all of these options fail, however, there’s no shame in staying inside, wrapping yourself in a warm blanket, maybe making some hot chocolate, and watching the snow fall, or maybe watching a good movie--the possibilities are endless. Whether it be in or out, though, there’s always something to do during the winter.