Snow Day? Wintertime Activities

It is wintertime –  has the snow fallen yet?  If it has, it is, or it just might, what are you to do?  Below is a list of indoor and outdoor activities that just might make your day a little better:

  • Head for the hills!  The mountains of Washington beckon with skiing (downhill, skate, cross-country…and more), snowmobiling,  snowshoeing, ice skating, and more… Mount Rainier, Snoqualmie Pass, Mission Ridge, Teanaway, Stevens Pass, Crystal Mountain, Mount Baker, Mazama/Winthrop, Leavenworth, travel into Canada (Whistler among others)….
  • Take a guided snowshoe or nature hike tour
  • Seek out and watch the snow geese, bald eagles, or other natural habitat
  • Take a walk around the local wetlands, nature preserve or town park
  • Go to a nearby lodge or resort (like Suncadia, Semiahmoo, Salish)
  • Power out?  Play a board or card game indoors – like Yahtzee!
  • Power out?  Listen to the radio and “do a little dance” – got batteries?
  • See a movie
  • Visit a museum
  • Clean, go through “stuff”
  • Go to the beach
  • Drink hot chocolate with marshmallows or hot tea
  • Visit the library
  • Take in a concert and a local club (like Fitz and the Tantrums at the Showbox – great show!)
  • Patronize a local business nearby your home
  • Sled with the neighborhood kids
  • Be creative when building your snowman
  • Bundle up and take the pooch out
  • Catch up on a craft or hobby you have been putting off
  • Cuddle up by a fire
  • Take photographs of trees, bushes, and other snow-covered landscape
  • and more…


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