Still clinging onto the last essence of winter



Quite frankly, this winter has been freaking amazing. I mean, the polar vortex and the addition of the extra snow week attached to winter break, not to mention one or two other snow days and two-hour delays sprinkled here and there across the past few months, have shown mother nature has truly been very generous to us in letting it snow and snow and snow and snow.

Yet, now that most of the ice and snow has melted, I’m not sure if I’m ready to jump into warmer weather quite yet. If you’re like me, still clinging onto the last essence of winter, check out this list of wintery activities you can do on the eve of spring.


WHAT: Perfect North Slopes

WHERE: Lawrenceburg, IN

SOURCE: FindTheBest
SOURCE: FindTheBest

LOGISTICS: 1 hour 40 minute-drive

WHEN*: Sunday—9:30 am to 9:30 pm | Saturday—9:30 am to 11 pm

WHY: It’s definitely worth the drive. There’s skiing, snowboarding and even snow tubing. Since we’ve all watched the Winter Olympics, this is the perfect place to check out and get first-hand experience on the slopes. And if you’re a first timer, there’s even a 50-minute lesson you can take to help guide you.

WHAT TO BRING: Hat, waterproof gloves, goggles or sunglasses, jacket, layers, snow pants, socks, snacks, extra clothes, lip balm, money, of course, and anything else you think you’ll need.


WHAT: Carmel Ice Skadium

WHERE: Carmel, IN

LOGISTICS: 4-minute drive

WHEN: Times are subject to change. Here is their calendar.

WHY: Whether you’re looking for a fun way to hang out with your friends or just interested to try a new activity, definitely check out the Carmel Ice Skadium. There are ice skates rentals, public ice skating, ice skating lessons and hockey lessons.


WHAT: Starbucks Coffee Company

SOURCE: News & Record
SOURCE: News & Record

WHERE: It seems to be ubiquitous in Carmel. Near CHS: Clay Terrace and 146th Street. In east Carmel: 131th Street and Hazel Dell Parkway. In west Carmel: US 31 and Carmel Drive.

LOGISTICS: Near CHS: 5-minute drive. In east Carmel: 7-minute drive. In west Carmel: 6-minute drive.

WHEN: Store hours differ

WHY: If you missed out on Starbucks’s holiday drinks during the holidays, it’s not too late to get your share of the holiday cheer. Different drinks—including Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte, Toffee Nut Latte, Orange Mocha, Peppermint Mocha and Caramel Brulée Latte—are still available for purchase and will surely bring back the winter spirit.


*Only times for the weekend have been included.