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A Sunny Saturday in Snowshoes

From the first dusting of snow one month ago to the icy in-between period to the first proper snowfall, the transition from autumn to winter is finally complete and the outdoor winter activities can now begin. While we wait on the trails for cross-country skiing to be made and the mountains for alpine skiing and snowboarding to open, itโ€™s time to pull out those snowshoes. Today was actually my first time ever snowshoeing, but that wasnโ€™t a problem because I found them to be easy to walk in and fairly intuitive. After I strapped my hiking boots into the snowshoes, Cody and I excitedly set out for the mountain.


The white clouds hung directly above the snow-covered mountain tops, beautifully blending the two together. I admired our magical surroundings and took in the fresh mountain air. Looking out at the valley below, I felt the warmth of the sun on my face and the below-freezing temperatures suddenly felt rather comfortable. I slipped out of the snowshoes to make my first snow angel of the season, and Cody did the same. Unfortunately his angel didn’t come out quite like mine and he then proceeded to ruin my masterpiece…


After our snow angel creations, I strapped my snowshoes back on and we continued exploring the wintery terrain. I honestly couldn’t tell you who was having more fun because both Cody and I were acting like children as we ran side by side through the powdery snow. After getting most of our energy out, we eventually circled back to the cabin and spent the rest of the afternoon decorating for Christmas. All in all, it was another spectacular adventure in the mountains and a wonderful first snowshoe experience. It definitely won’t be the last.


What’s your favorite winter activity? Leave a comment down below!

38 Comments

  1. First of all, I have to say – I love your dog! He is so cute. I live in the mountains and we get know like in your pictures. I love the wood burning season with a good book and an afghan blanket Last year we took the kids and grandkids sledding and then ordered pizza and ate it in the snow on blankets. they loved it.

    • Aw thank you Tina, Cody says thanks too ๐Ÿ˜€ Sounds like you’re doing the mountains right, I love to hear about people’s mountain lives! Thanks for reading and for sharing ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. Itโ€™s so beautiful and as long as youโ€™re warm itโ€™s a lot of fun snowshoeing too.

    • Thanks Stacey – yes it’s definitely important to be well dressed in the mountains!

  3. Skiing is my favourite winter activity…I am very fond of white Beauty of mountains covered with snow everywhere.

    • Norwegians love to ski too! I have to agree with you there, I can’t wait for the mountains below us to get snow so it’s a true winter wonderland <3

  4. Lisa Dimaline Lisa Dimaline

    Oh my those images are beautiful it totally looks gorgeous but have to be honest by favourite winter โ„๏ธ activity is staying indoors keeping warm with blankets fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ and lots of tea ๐Ÿ˜‚ Tinky my pooch much prefers that too Looks like you both had a fabulous time

    • Thank you Lisa – I can’t say I blame you! I do like to explore while there’s daylight but I also love coming back and curling up by the fire for the evening ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. Jen Walker Jen Walker

    Cody is so cute, and I’m glad he made snow angels with you, even if you ruined yours! I generally avoid snow whenever I can and have never tried walking with snowshoes.

    • Teehee thanks Jen ๐Ÿถ I have always loved snow for some reason, I could do without the cold though ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Wow it is amazing that you and Cody went Snow Shoeing, I am glad that you had a wonderful time. The photos are beautiful, what camera is it that you use? x

    • Thank you Ana, it was so much fun! It’s a Nikon D60, my dad’s old camera ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I have never gone skiing before and I think I would fall flat on my face but I wouldn’t mind trying it in a beautiful place like this and your dog is soo adorable.

    • Haha thereโ€™s definitely a lot of falling at first but youโ€™d get the hang of it ๐Ÿ˜‰ thank you so much!!

  8. I kept staring at those gorgeous photos. I don’t like cold weather but your post makes me want to visit such place soon. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Oh I am so happy to hear that, thank you for your kind words โ˜บ๏ธ

  9. What a beautiful sight at this time of year. You and Cody seem completely at home on the white snowy mountain tops. Not only you but countless others could hardly wait for t he winter activities to begin. Cross country skiing and snow boarding are not activities for the feint of heart.

    • Thank you Ingrid, we sure are ๐Ÿ”โ„๏ธ Winter has a lot of fun activities to offer!

  10. Beautiful! Where were these taken? Where I live, we hardly have winter, but we pretend it is winter anyway. I love getting cozy inside with blankets, good books, and endless cups of hot tea!

    • Thank you! The photos are taken on the Norefjell mountain range in Eggedal, Norway. Haha I love that you pretend it’s winter – blankets, books, and tea are definitely the way to go ๐Ÿ˜›

  11. Breathtaking sights! I love how your dog seemed to be having such a great time as well as yourself.

    • Thanks Meryland ๐Ÿ˜€ We do enjoy ourselves in the mountains!

  12. Heather Heather

    We don’t get any snow here, so it totally captures my heart when I see such beautiful scenes like this one. Looks like a wonderful weekend.

    • Oh how wonderful, happy to share a piece of the mountains with you ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reading Heather!

  13. Rosey Rosey

    Snow is fun…for a day. After that I’m spent. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love your pics.

    • Haha I think many people would agree with you ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you!

  14. Rebecca Swenor Rebecca Swenor

    My favorite snow activity is sledding. Every year still today we go sledding even though my sons are men. It is a tradition for us to go at least a couple times during the winter months. We also love going ice fishing too. Snowshoeing is something I have not yet did and really want to try it this year. Thanks for sharing your amazing experience.

    • What a great tradition, sledding is definitely a fun time and even more so when you make it a family affair ๐Ÿ˜› I have been wanting to try ice fishing! Thanks Rebecca, I definitely recommend giving snowshoeing a try.

  15. I love to play out with the kids:) making snow angels and ice skating:)

    • Snow angels and ice skating are two of my favorites! Although let’s be honest, I seem to love all winter activities ๐Ÿ˜› Thanks for sharing!

  16. I used to go snowboarding in the winter, but I haven’t had the chance to go in the last couple of years. Seeing the beautiful slopes in your pictures now make me want to book a weekend trip and just go and have some fun.

    • I need to get back on my snowboard too! I much prefer it to alpine skiing but I haven’t made it to a downhill mountain recently. I hope you will make it out on the slopes this year ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Lavanda Michelle Lavanda Michelle

    I love the snowing season. I love to spend it on my grandpa cabin with my siblings talking about the good old days. I love blankets by the fireplace with hot cocoa. I love your pictures it really take me back to a time in my life when, my biggest worries was marshmallows. Now with Children, I constantly hear, Mom itโ€™s cold and there is nothing to do out hear, lol. After sledding and making snowmen, they are ready to enjoy the fireplace. My oldest loves the scenery and never complains. She gives a SnapChat followers many snaps.

    • Haha thank you for sharing! You have so many lovely memories and Iโ€™m sure your children will begin to appreciate it one day too ๐Ÿ˜‚ Fires, hot cocoa, and marshmallows all sound wonderful.

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