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Learn to Fly... And Return to Earth

Alternative to extreme, some sporting ideas for winter

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When you have winters as intense as ours, people get creative in their quests for diversion. There are times when you just don’t want to ski, but you definitely don’t want to stay inside. Thanks to those who saw outside the box, the Sun Valley area offers a plethora of options, from snowshoeing in the woods around Galena Lodge, to­—­­­­­­for the more adventurous—­­sailing over your friends in a kite. Those who miss riding their horses might reunite with them for a weekend of skijoring. Here are some of the ways we found that are beyond the pale and perhaps right up your interest level. First, let’s start on earth.

Snowshoeing

How’s that for turning work into play?

There are a lot of things you probably remember about the ’70s, but the advent of the snowshoe as a recreational vehicle as opposed to merely an implement of employment and survival likely isn’t in your top 10.

According to the Outdoor Industry of America, in 2000, more than 5 million people went snowshoeing nationwide.
How’s that for turning work into play?

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