Anybody who is planning on being in Palm Springs or the surrounding parts of SoCal this winter season has plenty of opportunities for fun. While the city is well-known for its beautiful strips and great amenities, many people arrive during the winter to take advantage of the unique climate that gives visitors an opportunity to enjoy it all.
Whether you enjoy some fun in the sun or want to get up close and personal with the cold, you’ll never be too far away from a variety of outdoor activities that are right up your alley. Today, we’ll look at four great outdoor activities within close proximity that can truly keep you both active and entertained while in the area.
Skiing and Snowboarding
While it may be warm in the valley this winter, you won’t have to drive far to find a winter wonderland. Less than two hours from Palm Springs, Big Bear Mountain Resorts offers plenty of winter fun tucked away in the San Bernardino National Forest.
Here, you’ll find plenty of skiing opportunities, snowboarding venues, ice skating rinks and other quintessential ski resort amenities that’ll take your mind off the snow-less winters of SoCal. With more runs and lifts than anywhere else in Southern California, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more authentic and inclusive winter experience.
With plenty of outdoor activities available that don’t involve getting out of one’s comfort zone, some may wish to really immerse themselves in nature via a day of hunting.
One of the best hunting ranches near Palm Springs, Big Horn Canyon Ranch, provides would-be hunters with plenty of acres to explore and lots of wildlife to pursue. For as little as $100 per hunter, you can suit up and hunt everything from feral hogs to Angora Goats and Merino Sheep.
Be sure to stop by Woodbury Outfitters beforehand and stock up on all of your hunting needs.
Want to get a great exercise and explore the surrounding countryside at the same time? Then you might be ready for a day of biking this winter throughout SoCal.
Whether on-site at Joshua Tree National Park or in the heart of Palm Springs, you’ll be able to rent bicycles for as little as $10 per day during the winter months. You can use this time to explore the city up-close or take a quick drive out into the countryside and put your bike to work exploring the trails and paths that dot the landscape.
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous this winter, then consider spending at least one day rock climbing in and around the Palm Springs area. While traditionally an outdoor activity, you also have the option of taking the fun indoors at a venue like Desert Rocks Indoor Climbing Gym.
If you’d prefer to enjoy rock climbing au natural, then head up to Joshua Tree and enroll in the Rock Climbing School for beginners. You’ll be ready to scale cliffs in no time at all!
Ready to get adventurous this winter in SoCal? If you’re ready to take that energy into the great outdoors, these four options will all make for exciting and fun adventures with friends or while solo.