5 Reasons You And Your Family Should Hit The Slopes


There are tons of articles on the web on why physical activity is great for you, but what should you do when the days are at their shortest, and Jack Frost is nipping at your nose? Ski or snowboard of course!

Read on to find out why your family should learn to ski or snowboard this season.

  1. Skiing and Snowboarding are ‘scientifically’ proven to make you happier!
    Research shows that 15 minutes fresh air reduces cortisol (the stress hormone) levels. Getting 45 minutes of fresh air has been said to increase cognitive performance. Now imagine what a full day of outdoor fun can do for your mental health!
  2. Enjoy Skiing and Snowboarding at any age
    Both skiing and snowboarding are technique-based sports (it’s like riding a bike!). Once you learn the fundamentals, you’ll enjoy the thrill of riding as long as you’d like (there isn’t any age limit!).
  3. Great family bonding
    Not only do chairlift rides provide time for family chats and gaining insight into your kids’ lives, skiing and snowboarding are great ways to pull everyone away from their electronics. Leave the video games, laptops, tablets, and other gadgets at home and spend some quality time together!
  4. It’s a great workout
    Skiing and snowboarding are great ways to get in some exercise (a full-body workout!). Plus, you’ll be having so much fun you won’t even realize you’re getting a workout in!
  5. Make new friends
    Chairlifts provide time to meet new people with a common interest and find some riding buddies. You can also join a weekly lesson program to ski or board with the same group of people for a season. Not to mention, après ski beverages (or hot chocolate) are also a great way to make some new friends.