by Kiku Reidhead
While living in Utah, you have got to take full advantage of the snow.
It's true that snow can be a pain, but only if you're walking or
driving in it; if you're playing in it, snow can be a lot of fun!
Dates in the snow can be expensive, if you take a date skiing or
snowboarding, that is. If you improvise and take a date sledding
however, you can have fun without impacting your wallet.
A popular place to sled if you have your own gear is Bicentennial
Rotary Park in south Provo. Take a thermos of hot chocolate or apple
cider to warm up in between runs.
If you want to sled on a sledding hill, travel up Provo Canyon to
Midway snow tube at Wasatch Mountain State Park. The park is complete
with 1,200-foot sliding lanes and a tow-rope lift service. Tubing on a
professionally-made hill complete with a tow rope comes at the price of
$20 per person.
If you'd rather do something low key, have a snowman building contest
and provide the accessories (buttons, noses, eyes, hats, etc.). Or just
drop in the snow and make snow angels.
Needles to say, with the white stuff on the ground, if you use your
creativity, winter can be fun in Provo! So, don't be afraid to get out
and play in it!