Going to school in Madison, Wisconsin may not be the most pleasant when it comes to our yearly polar vortex. A typical UW-Madison student will enjoy a maximum of three days at the terrace the entire year before they are sent home just as the weather gets nice. While many fall into a winter depression and lack of vitamin D, here are three things to do in the abundance of snow this winter!
- Go Skiing
No matter where you are in the country, there are a plethora of ski mountains for you. Whether you are skiing down the bunny hill following the tracks of your instructor or taking on the challenge of a double black diamond, nothing beats a day on the mountain and a night by the fire.
Best mountains per region:
East coast: Mont Tremblant
Midwest: Alpine Valley Resort
West coast: Jackson Hole
2. Get crafty with it
Don’t limit yourself to building just a snowman, the opportunities are endless! Grab a group of friends and family, and dream work can make the team work. You can even run an extension cord for a TV or electronic device into the igloo for some added fun.
3. Build a hot chocolate stand
Who said lemonade stands were just for the summer? Start by building a desk out of snow as a base for your shop. Next, you can line the table with Christmas lights to add an aesthetic touch. Lastly, just bring out the ingredients and voilà you are a money making machine!