If thoughts of enjoying dinner by the fireplace after an afternoon of exploring a winter wonderland sounds fantastic, but imagining yourself on skis makes you shudder, then perhaps snowshoeing is the outdoor activity for you! Walking across the drifts in snowshoes may be a necessity for those living in cold climates, but for many of us, it makes for a day of clean air and relaxation. In many ways, snowshoeing is a perfect complement to a day on the course during your golfing getaway.
Why do people love snowshoeing?
- It’s easy to do. Anyone who is able to walk on a simple hiking path can snowshoe. Snowshoes are shaped a bit like racquetball rackets, and the wide netting helps to distribute your weight over a larger area. By doing so, you won’t sink into the snow as you do with standard boots. Snowshoes also have cleats to provide traction to keep you from slipping. You can choose a trail that fits your physical condition and walk at your own pace.
- It’s peaceful. Have you ever noticed how still and quiet it is when it snows? Snowshoes allow you to take one of the most tranquil walks you’ll ever experience. Clear your mind, breathe in the fresh air, and feel your muscles relax.
- It’s inexpensive. Most ski resorts either rent snowshoes or allow you to borrow a pair for free. Walking the trails is typically free, too, so you’ll have more money to spend on dining when you return to the lodge. While you should always dress warmly in the snow, you don’t need a full-on snowsuit. A pair of jeans, a sweatshirt, some warm layering, a waterproof jacket with a hood, and a pair of gloves are all you need for the day.
- It’s good for you. Breathing fresh air and getting your body moving are both healthy activities. You’ll strengthen your leg muscles, power up your cardiovascular system, and stretch out your back muscles. It’s a great way to get a workout with a friend, too!
- Not everyone’s doing it. When you go to a ski resort in the winter, most people are skiing, snowboarding, or sledding. Fewer people take advantage of the snowshoe trails. That means you’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery in peace and quiet. Of course, it’s always a good idea to take a companion with you when you venture out into nature.
Let our staff at The Resort at Eagle Point plan the perfect Stay-and-Play golfing getaway for you and your family.
Planning a weekend golfing getaway is fun, but adding a side trip to Mt. Ashland to view the majestic snowcapped mountains will make it a vacation to remember. There are so many great outdoor activities near the Eagle Point Golf Club that our staff has created several pre-planned “Stay and Play” packages perfect for individual golfers or entire families.
Sit back and relax as we provide you with transportation to one of Southern Oregon’s most popular attractions, including Mt. Ashland. We’ll have dinner ready for you when you return at the Talon Grill. Head back to The Chalets to kick off your shoes and enjoy a drink next to the fireplace. You’ll wake up recharged and ready for a day on the golf course. Give us a call at 541-879-3700 to learn more about all of our Stay-and-Play packages available. We can’t wait to see you on the course!