Ways to Spend a Snow Day


Screen shot 2013-01-28 at 11.01.14 AMOn the whole this has been a very out of character winter for the US weather-wise. While some are complaining, given that winter has always been my favorite time of year I can’t help but enjoy it! Although not even I can say I enjoyed the frigid temperature from last week, it hit -28 F  here and that is just a bit too cold for me, but I will take all the snow the sky will give and snow is exactly what we are getting today.

In honor of todays plentiful precipitation I have decided to do a sort of “Snow Day How-To” for us pseudo-adults who sometimes forget that snow-days used to be better than Christmas!

10 Ways to Spend Your Snow Day

  1. Sleep in and stay in your pyjamas ALL day. 
  2. Snuggle up on the couch in front of the fire with a blanket, cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate/other hot beverage, and a good book.
  3. Bundle up and head out for a day of skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, or partake in another winter sport.
  4. Make a snowman, snow angel, snow fort, and have a snowball fight with some friends.
  5. Go sledding! Or for an adult twist, have some people over for dinner, have a few drinks, and go night sledding with flashlights.
  6. Pop a big bowl of popcorn and have a movie marathon, several Disney movies, or a trilogy perhaps?
  7. Build a fire and roast marshmallows for s’mores.
  8. Try a few of the Pintrest recipes or crafts that you have been hoarding on your boards for a rainy (or in this case snowy) day.
  9. Open a bottle of wine and watch the flakes fall outside your window and maybe make some of your own? When was the last time you made a paper snowflake?
  10. Spoil yourself–go in a hot tub, take a bubble bath, have an at-home-spa-day, and eat lots of chocolate!


That all sounds so good I may just have to see if I can do them all today. I really do recommend Number 5 though, night sledding has always been my favorite winter activity whether alcohol is involved or not. Enjoy the snow!


About Shelby

Shelby is a recent graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Professional Writing focusing of Editing and Publishing. A native New Yorker from the eastern end of Long Island, she is spending her first post-college year working at a winery in the fall, teaching skiing over the winter, traveling in the spring, all while exploring the world of writing. She loves books, baking, holidays, being outside, exploring, and drinking ridiculous amount of coffee and tea.

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