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Jae Onasi 02-08-2010 10:15 PM

Favorite Winter Sports
 
Well, since much of the US is getting hammered by snow this week (we're anticipating up to 14 in/35cm of snow at our home with the storm that starts tonight), I thought I'd ask you all what your favorite winter activity is.

Share your favorites, you may choose more than one.

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mimartin 02-08-2010 10:26 PM

Skiing, although it is a little difficult to do it on the Texas Gulf Coast (snow skiing that is, with a wet suit you can pretty much water ski year round).

Mav 02-08-2010 10:27 PM

I voted Other - Surfing, waves are bigger in the winter.

acdcfanbill 02-09-2010 12:22 AM

downhill/cross country skiing, hockey and of course, writing my name in the snow. :)

leXX 02-09-2010 04:26 AM

Hibernation.

Astor 02-09-2010 06:03 AM

Horse riding. It's freezing (and dangerous, from time to time), but the landscape is so beatiful and tranquil it's worth it just for that.

Litofsky 02-09-2010 06:31 PM

Throwing snowballs. Dogs tend to react rather... playfully. :p

ZimmMaster 02-09-2010 08:14 PM

I hibernate.

K_Kinnison 02-09-2010 11:30 PM

CURLING!

The USA Woman's Olympic team curls the same place I do. I often see them on the Ice practicing and was even able to curl in the same team as Debbie McCormicks 2nd, Nicole last season.

I just like to know who are the other curlers around here

Darth Avlectus 02-10-2010 03:07 AM

I used to love downhill skiing but burnt out on it. Tahoe Basin holds fond memories of snowsporting for me. Tried snowboarding and wanted to pursue but I was so burnt out on skiing.

Corss country was never a thing of mine, but I can appreciate it.

Snowshoeing is similar but it seemed to have a little more traction with me.

Snowmobiling when I could afford to go on a tour. (No way I could afford one of those beasts of my own.)

Snowballs and other projectiles are sitll a favorite. :p

My dog loves to attack the snow I shovel.

Jumping off a roof into powder snow and trying out my gymnastics which have deteriorated over the past 13 years. I can't even do a back flip or a front flip anymore. So it's just pretending I'm Mick Foley, snow permitting.

Otherwise it's snow removal for $$$. And hibernation.

Pho3nix 02-10-2010 05:06 AM

I used to do all kinds of stuff, now I hibernate.

Det. Bart Lasiter 02-10-2010 04:16 PM

i'm a professional snuggler

Trench 02-10-2010 05:00 PM

I like to throw snowballs at people. I also build snowmen so I can shoot them with paintballs. :devsmoke:

acdcfanbill 02-10-2010 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Astor (Post 2705948)
Horse riding. It's freezing (and dangerous, from time to time), but the landscape is so beatiful and tranquil it's worth it just for that.

I like riding bareback in the winter cause my horse keeps my ass warm :)

Darth Avlectus 02-10-2010 08:53 PM

^^^:lol::laughing:
:rofl:

Darn sunny weather out here in CA! I need $$$ and I need it now!

urluckyday 02-10-2010 11:45 PM

I used to love what I called "speed skating" back when I lived in good ol' Minnesota...

Prime 02-11-2010 11:05 AM

Being Canadian I think you all know what my answer is...

Miltiades 02-11-2010 02:03 PM

I hibernate. Can't stand the cold, I always get frostbite on hands and toes. Go Global Warming!

urluckyday 02-11-2010 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prime (Post 2706350)
Being Canadian I think you all know what my answer is...

Figure skating?

Lord Foley 02-12-2010 07:33 PM

I voted Other/Yoda: My group always goes jumping on frozen streams and small ponds until someone falls in.

Spadille 02-14-2010 03:13 PM

Where's my Twin-Tip skiing? :carms:

Mandalore The Shadow 02-14-2010 07:13 PM

Playing video games becuz I hate outside

LordOfTheFish 02-15-2010 12:52 AM

Well, even though we got our first snow of the year last Friday night, normally my town (being on the east coast and myself only living 10mins from the beach) doesn't see very much cold weather. I've worn tee-shirts and shorts on Christmas day before.

So I voted hibernate because technically I do that year round.

Gurges-Ahter 02-16-2010 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mandalore The Shadow (Post 2706996)
Playing video games becuz I hate outside

Sad - I'm trying to avoid having my children become that way!

We really don't get much snow in Texas, but with the past storm I spent a lot of time throwing snowballs and sledding. We also built a snowman, and I did write my name in the snow (in cursive, even dotted the "i").

ChAiNz.2da 02-16-2010 03:00 PM

writing my name in the snow >.>

Rogue Nine 02-16-2010 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by K_Kinnison (Post 2706096)
CURLING!

The USA Woman's Olympic team curls the same place I do. I often see them on the Ice practicing and was even able to curl in the same team as Debbie McCormicks 2nd, Nicole last season.

I just like to know who are the other curlers around here

I'm eminently disappointed that the Johnson sisters aren't on the team this year. They were pretty much the only reason I watched curling. ;x

Q 02-16-2010 07:22 PM

Shuffleice is not a sport.

It makes me believe that booger-flicking actually has a chance at becoming an official Olympic event.
Quote:

Originally Posted by ChAiNz.2da (Post 2707326)
writing my name in the snow >.>

It's harder than it looks, isn't it?

Hey! Maybe it has a chance!

Jae Onasi 02-17-2010 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gurges-Ahter (Post 2707324)
I did write my name in the snow (in cursive, even dotted the "i").

I just haven't mastered that skill yet.

Gurges-Ahter 02-18-2010 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jae Onasi (Post 2707456)
I just haven't mastered that skill yet.

White (admittedly) it's much easier for me, I think you can get there with a little practice. The hardest part is holding it long enough to transition back to dot the "i". Talk about performing under pressure!

PoiuyWired 02-21-2010 12:18 PM

Geee... Someone actually likes curling.


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