Do you find yourself looking for something to do in these gloomy winter months? Are you an active person that’s sick of the rain? If so, it might be time to hit the ski mountains this year. Whether you’re new to it or a veteran, young or old, athletic or not so much, the mountains can be a great day full of activity for anyone who goes up. Even if you’re not a huge fan of skiing or snowboarding, our 3 local mountains offer snow tubing and snowshoeing tours as well, which can be great options for bigger groups of families looking to try something new.
As someone who only got into skiing a few years ago, there are so many reasons that I’m happy I did. First of all, it’s a lot of fun and was pretty easy to get comfortable with. Sure, you might wipe out a few times on your first few runs, but after that, you’ll find it gets a lot easier. Going up to the mountains is also usually a full day of sport with friends or family where there’s no competition and no stress. You can go at your own pace, stop to enjoy the beautiful views of Vancouver, and even spend some time in the bars or restaurants at lunch. One of the reasons it took me so long to get into skiing was that I don’t like being cold, but if you’re up there with a winter coat on a nice day, the last thing you’ll be worrying about is the temperature.
Another reason I now love to ski is because I see it as something that I can do with friends and family for a long time. Whether it’s ski trips on winter breaks, enjoying the odd day here and there each year, or even bringing my family up when I’m able to in the future, skiing is one of the ways I want to stay active as I grow older.
So just as I was talked into going up a few years ago, I want to try and talk others into it now because with 3 mountains so close to us in Vancouver, why not? It’s a perfect way to let off some steam and enjoy nature for a day. If you’ve been contemplating it for the last few years, make sure this is the year that you grab some friends and head up to the mountains before the season ends!