I hate to be the pesky person that tells you to wear your helmet, but I unfortunately know someone who spent a lot of time in the hospital due to a skiing accident. She absolutely could have come out of the whole thing in a lot better shape if she had worn a helmet.
it doesn't matter what you're up to. If its winter, and if you're outside enjoying, you are going to need a pair of quality gloves. If your hands are freezing, it doesn't matter how bundled up the rest of you is you're going to be miserable. I would recommend to the ladies that you check out the Classic leather gloves. They're made of genuine leather so you know they'll last, and so far they have done a fine job of keeping me warm.
I know this may sound a bit cheesy and maybe I'm still just a kid at heart, but I love sledding! There is finally enough snow in a bowl up the canyon close to where I live that it's worth it to make the trip. Anyway, Josh, think I have found the perfect use for snowshoes. Back behind this bowl there are a bunch of snowshoe trails, and some of them get pretty steep. The great thing about the trails, though, is that they are giant one-way loops so you never face oncoming people. One of the trails gets really steep going downhill toward the end. I just got a little rocket sled that I can strap to my backpack so I can snowshoe to the top of this hill, take off my snowshoes and strap them on my backpack, and then sled down. I know. It's pretty much the greatest thing you've ever heard.
Who would have ever thought that shuffleboard on ice could be so fun! If you've never tried it, I highly recommend it. Plus, it's a great activity for the whole family. I don't know why, but I became fascinated with the event and started making sure I didn't miss one match during the 2010 Olympics. I love how technical the sport is with the sweepers that make sure the rock travels at the exact speed to hit the mark. Too bad the United States came in dead last I hope we get better.
Has anyone else out there heard of the electric boots that are starting to hit the shelves? Apparently they have different heat settings and are supposed to be able to keep your feet warm for hours at a time. I am wondering if it's a gimmick or the real deal.