We are in uncharted territory, as the coronavirus is strengthening its global dominance. For those who have gone to a ski resort or even live in one, we can only see how many ski resorts are closing and stop turning over their lifts. Fortunately, in an effort to achieve something positive, there are still some sports activities that we can enjoy – while maintaining a certain social distance and without exposing ourselves to risks. Here are 3 outdoor activities that we can still enjoy in a closed ski resort.

1. Ski touring

For those who have experience in the avalanche zone and / or the opportunity to hire a guide, skiing or snowboarding in the backcountry is an excellent alternative to horseback riding at the resort. Not only is it a great workout and a great way to experience nature, but it also happens without elevator lines, community gondolas or cable cars – and without other people together. No body contact with your fellow adventurers is required, and you can enjoy backcountry tours for a whole day without being in confined spaces or confined spaces! In addition to the coronavirus, it is a great experience, which often offers great snow conditions and the total tranquility of the mountains. As with all backcountry outings, make sure you have the skills and experience to be in the avalanche zone or, if in doubt, hire a guide.

2. Snows hoeing

Snowshoeing is an incredibly underestimated time, another opportunity to plunge into the mountains, and does not require close contact with other people. The design of snowshoes allows access to areas that ordinary shoes do not provide, thus maximizing the landscape, tranquility or the element of body activity. As an additional incentive, snowshoeing does not require any special skills, training or previous knowledge – so it is a good option for families, groups or individuals of any age and fitness level. As with ski touring, nothing prevents you from enjoying a picnic and sitting in the fresh mountain air for a while! Be careful with your route and avoid larger terrain that is more prone to avalanches. For many years, snowshoeing has been in the shadow of skiing and snowboarding – maybe it’s time to return?

3. Snow biking

Snowbiking is exactly what it sounds like and can be climbed from entry level to advanced level of difficulty. For those who have not tried it yet, start by riding on flat, flat terrain and ride like a regular bike. Once you feel like it and have familiarized yourself with the thicker tires and the deeper tread, you can add ups and downs to your ride. This is a great way to explore the surrounding area while avoiding public transport and major passing roads. For those with experience, you can tackle some of the closed ski slopes (if allowed) with rigorous piste training and an adrenaline-filled adventure. Other checkboxes for social security, fresh air and good training, the skills needed for snow biking are not much different from regular cycling – which makes it affordable for most people.