The Best Ways to Enjoy the Snow (Without Skis)

Ice skating under the stars. Snowshoeing through the mountains. Hiking under a picturesque snowfall. Every winter, my family looks for new ways to experience the outdoors, beyond the typical (and often expensive) trip to the ski slopes. We've tried everything from walks in the woods to sliding down hills on cafeteria trays.

Read on for our favorite ways to enjoy the snow without skis, as well as some important tips we've learned along the way.

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Beth Swanson

Beth Swanson is a freelance writer based in Seattle and a parent to two tweens who run, bike, ski, hike and play soccer. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and her blog.

Beth Swanson is a freelance writer based in Seattle and a parent to two tweens who run, bike, ski, hike and play soccer. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and her blog.

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