Have you been cooped up with the kids for the past few months? Are they driving you stir-crazy? Have you been dreaming of a summer vacation, but travel restrictions are making that dream seem like a distant utopia?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you need to reframe your thinking! Sure, it sucks not being able to plan a summer getaway this year, and the idea of not having time to lie on the beach in the sunshine is really sad, but that doesn’t mean a holiday is out of the question.
Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to snowboarding!
Why Winter Sports
Snowboarding and winter sports are the perfect antidote to being stuck at home all summer. Getting out into the fresh air with the kids, getting some exercise in a fun way, and getting to see some of the most beautiful sights that the mountains have to offer is a definite win.
If you’re new to the idea of snowboarding, check out Snowboard Nerd for some great tips on what to buy both clothing- and gear-wise.
Here are five reasons why you should consider snowboarding as the perfect winter getaway.
The Season Is Surprisingly Long
Although it’s called a ‘winter sport,’ snowboarding can actually be done from late summer right up to late spring, which means the season is actually surprisingly long for snowboarding (and skiing) fans! Great for when you’re not entirely sure when you’ll be allowed to go on vacation, but you need something to aim for!
Spring Snowboarding Is Actually Quite Warm
The best thing about snowboarding in the spring is that it’s actually quite warm outside, though the moving around you and the kids will be doing will mean that you’re keeping yourselves warm anyway. Warmer weather means fewer layers to be constrained by, and you may even catch some sun after all!
Much of the travel industry has been really hard hit by the pandemic and the subsequent closures we’ve all faced. While it may seem like bad taste to take advantage of this, it’s actually a really good time to grab a bargain deal. If you’re new to the idea of snowboarding, why not get a cheap holiday deal to try it out?
Snowboarding Is Fun
Of course, snowboarding is fun! Getting out onto the slopes and experiencing a little bit of danger is always exhilarating for kids, and if you time your snowboarding adventure right, you’ll be able to take advantage of the softer, slushier snow that makes it much easier for kids to learn as well as softer for when they do fall.
Family Snow Fun
Don’t forget, snowboarding needs snow, and where there’s snow, there’s a good excuse for a snowball fight! Take some time off your board to indulge the kids in a little game of snowballing, or even build a snowman together. Letting them burn off steam outdoors is a great way to connect as a family.
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