Awesome Hobby You Should Take Up Before The Year Ends
Finding things to do during the long winter months can be extremely hard to do. Sometimes, we feel that our only option is to sit on the couch and watch TV all day, or huddling up against the fireplace to keep warm. Really, your options for outdoor hobbies and activities are endless (yes, even in the winter). The time for working out with your best rated cooling towels is over, or so it seems. So, rather than scroll through your phone or play video games, make time to learn a few things here and there and add some useful hobbies to your repertoire.
Below is a list of manly winter hobbies that will get you off your butt and out in the wilderness. Now you have no excuse for being lazy.
It’s time to break out the shovel, chisels, and even the chainsaw. Ice and snow sculpting not only requires incredible imagination, but it also requires a good deal of physical prowess.
Ice and snow sculpting has been around for many decades and has become a wintertime favorite for a lot of men. If you want to take it up a notch, join an ice and snow sculpting community in your locality and join competitions.
Like many of the other activities on this list, dog sledding has been around for a very long time.
It’s mostly done in Canada and Alaska, but there are also many places in the lower fifty states that can teach you how to be a musher (the person who rides on the back of the sled and controls the dogs).
Skijoring means “ski driving” in Norwegian and that’s exactly what it is. This winter sport is one in which a skier gets pulled by horses, dogs, or even a motor vehicle. This sport may sound a little dangerous, ultimately because it is. The speeds that you can get up to while skijoring are pretty high and you are relying on whatever is pulling you. However, the thrills you get while skijoring are second to none.
Skijoring is an absolute blast! There are even competitions that you can participate in, that is, if you become good enough. Being a spectator would be just as fun.
Fat Tire Biking
Fat tire biking, also known as snow biking, has grown in popularity as a winter hobby over the past couple of years. If you are unfamiliar with this hobby, it’s quite easy to understand. Fat tire biking is exactly what the name implies. It is a bike with extra large and thick tires that allows you to bike on terrain that you normally wouldn’t be able to.
Fat tire biking has allowed many to enjoy biking in the winter because of its 4 to 5-inch tires that allow you to glide over the snow. If you are tired of looking at your bike hanging in the garage during the winter, know that your biking days are not over. Snow biking is a hobby that you can start as soon as you get your hands on one (or just get the appropriate wheels and tires so that you don’t have to buy an entirely new bike). So get peddling and enjoy winter rather than wait until it’s over.