5 Winter Sports to Try

By: HomeFirst Certified
December 13, 2013
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One of the best aspects of living in a HomeFirst manufactured home community is the fact that you are typically out of the city and can enjoy the great outdoors and the many activities that can be found in the open spaces of forests, hills, and plains. Winter is a great time to get out of your manufactured home community and into the woods or mountains as you take on an exciting and exhilarating winter sport. Below is a quick list of five winter sports you should check out and try now that the temperatures have dropped and the flurries have started to fly.

1. Skiing or Snowboarding

This sport is probably the first one that comes to mind when people think about cold weather and snow, and Michigan does not lack in ski resorts! Even if you have never set foot in a community that has subzero temperatures, chances are good you have seen skiing on the Olympics from the comfort of your living room. Skiing and snowboarding are fast-paced and provide great exercise while you are out in the elements. If you can learn to stand-up and keep your balance while flying down the mountain, you will have a great time on the slopes!

2. Snowshoeing

So you think that you can walk in subzero temperatures and stay warm at the same time? Thanks to all of the calories that are burned when you take to the snow covered trails in your snowshoes, this is actually the case. This is a great sport for those who have back issues and will keep you loose and limber all winter long.

3. Snowmobiling

If you decide that exercise is better done with 200 horsepower between your legs, this is your sport! Hang on as you fly over the snowy fields and catch sweet air off the ramps and hills in the surrounding area. White-knuckled action is only a shift of the throttle away when you are on your snowmobile.

4. Ice Fishing

If you want to slow down and enjoy your outdoor time, ice fishing is a great sport that yields some tasty rewards. Place your chair, drill a hole and wait for the fish to come to you in this winter activity. While you may not burn a lot of calories, you may catch up on some of the sleep lost worrying about the outcome of this list’s other activities!

5. Ice Skating

If you think skiing is hard, wait until you are on your skates and have only two narrow pieces of metal keeping you upright. While you probably won’t win a gold medal, you’ll have a great workout and can learn a new skill in a short period of time.

Winter is a great time of year to get our of your manufactured home and explore all that the great outdoors have to offer. Whether you choose to hit the slopes or stay indoors at an ice rink, don’t let the cold weather and snow keep you from having fun this winter!

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