General | June 5, 2023

5 Reasons to try Skiing or Snowboarding

It’s a great workout
Skiing and snowboarding are well known winter activities. But what they don’t get enough credit for is the killer workout that comes along with it. Skiing requires many different, defined movements that happen consecutively and repeatedly, making it a complete lower body workout. Snowboarding works the lower body as well, but is also a great core workout. Each activity can burn between 300-500 calories per hour.

Fresh air and mountain scenery
Winter in New England can be a harsh and boring time without any outdoor winter activities you enjoy. Staying cooped up inside is not the note to start your new year on. And with so much great skiing near Boston, a quick trip to the mountain is closer than you think. Fresh air can boost your mood, aid in digestion, and even help clean your lungs. All while you get to take in the picturesque views of mountains and trees you just can’t find in Boston.

Build confidence
Picking up a new skill or hobby is a simple way to boost your confidence and feel good about yourself. There is no better feeling than finally nailing that run or trick. Unlike many other sports and activities, skiing and snowboarding are great because you’re not competing against anyone but yourself. You can’t lose at sliding down the hill, regardless of how many tries it takes or how other people are doing. There can be something refreshing about pushing yourself to be better, especially when it’s as much fun as skiing or riding.

Meet people
Meeting people can be hard. Especially if you don’t find yourself out with other people who share common interests often. While skiing or boarding can be a great way to relax with some time to yourself, it is also a great way to meet other awesome people who are up there for the same reason you are: to have fun! When fun is the common factor across the hill, it is easy to strike up conversation, on the lifts, in line, or in the lodge. And of course, you can’t miss the après ski. Who wouldn’t want to try a sport with an after party?

Perfect excuse for a getaway
If you are looking to ditch the city for a weekend or just sneak away for a day, a ski trip from Boston is the perfect excuse to do so. BSSC day ski trips get you up to the mountain for a day on the hill and back home that night. And with convenient pick up locations in Pembroke, Quincy, Back Bay, Cambridge, Newton and Woburn, it’s easier than ever to grab a ride and spend the day at one of New England’s top mountains. Or try a weekend ski trip to really get away and spend some time with other adventurous Bostonians looking to hit the slopes and have some fun. Grab a friend or sign up solo to be matched with a roommate.