Plan Your Winter Bucket List With These 5 Steps

The best thing about planning a winter bucket list is that it gives you something to look forward to. Planning a winter bucket list helps you get excited about the upcoming season because you know there’s still plenty of time left to plan your adventures. If you’re looking for ideas, here are some suggestions:

Prague in Winter
Image by Julius Silver from Pixabay

Create a Wishlist

Start with a wishlist. You’ll find inspiration in your own life and those of others who have done similar things. If you’re not sure how to begin, ask yourself these questions: What’s something I want to do? Where would I love to visit? What would I love to learn? I am a massive fan of wishlists, planning and constantly scrolling Instagram or Pinterest for inspiration.

The first step to planning a winter bucket list is to create one. A bucket list is a collection of goals, dreams, aspirations, and wishes. It’s where you write down everything you’d like to accomplish before you die or, in this case, maybe just the winter season. Once you’ve created your list, you can use it to help guide your future endeavours. For example, if you want to travel to Paris, you might include “visit the Eiffel Tower” on your list. Or maybe you’d like to take a cooking class. Perhaps you’d like to learn how to play the guitar. Whatever your dream is, add it to your bucket list.

Start with a Trip Idea.

There is no winter bucket list without a winter trip idea! Whether it be somewhere you’ve visited before or somewhere you’ve had on your travel bucket list for years! Start with an idea; it doesn’t have to be cold; perhaps you want to visit a warm place during winter. What do you love doing in warmer climates? Do you enjoy skiing or snowboarding? Or maybe you prefer to spend your winters relaxing at home. Whatever your interests, there’s likely something out there that will appeal to you. It can be anything, even a road trip to a local attraction.

Woman sitting on snow next to lake
Image by Olya Adamovich from Pixabay

Once you know what you want to do, you can start planning your trip. You might consider booking flights online or calling a travel agent to help you plan your itinerary. When you book your flight, include a stopover if you’d like to visit other cities while you’re away. Also, think about where you would like to go. Is there a place you’ve always wanted to see? Maybe you’d like a beach location, or perhaps you’d like some adventure sports. The options are endless, so take some time to decide which places you’d like to visit and the activities you’d like to experience.

Research Activities That Interest You.

Once you’ve decided what you’d like to do, research activities that interest you, including researching places where you might stay, things to see and do, and any other details you need to ensure you have everything covered before you go.

There are many ways to plan a winter bucket list. One option is to create a list of activities that interest you. For example, if you love skiing, you could research ski resorts in your area and find out what events are being held during the winter months. Another idea would be to explore outdoor activities such as snowshoeing (I never knew that was a thing), ice skating, sledging, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. So if you want to visit a place deep in winter, add some of those winter activities to your list. For me, it’s snowboarding or even visiting anywhere like Austria and experiencing the mountains.

Find Inspiration for your Winter Bucket List

Once you’ve got your wishlist, start thinking about what you’d like to accomplish. Do some research online to see what other people have done. Look at photos of places you’d like to go. Think about what you’d like your trip to be like.

If you’re looking for inspiration, there’s no better place than Pinterest. The site has millions of users who share ideas and images worldwide, and you’ll find everything from travel destinations to DIY projects. Just search “winter bucket list”, and you’ll get thousands of results.

Christmas cookies on plate
Image by Annika Bitter from Pixabay

A Few Winter Bucket List Ideas to get you started

To finish up, I thought I’d share with you some winter activities that you might want to add to your winter bucket list.

  1. Snowmobiling
    Snowmobiling is a great way to get out and enjoy nature. You can go anywhere you want, whenever you want, and there’s no need to worry about getting lost or being stuck somewhere. Just pack some food and water and hit the road!
  1. Skiing/Snowboarding
    If you’re looking for something less extreme than snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding might be right up your alley. These sports allow you to experience winter at its finest.
  2. Ice fishing
    Ice fishing is a fun activity that requires patience and skill. All you have to do is dig a hole in the ice, drop in a line, and wait for a bite!
  3. Camping
    Camping is a great way to spend time outside and escape technology. You’ll have plenty of room to stretch out and relax. Plus, you won’t even miss your phone! I’m not one for winter camping, but it could be amazing with the right gear and location!
  4. Hiking
    Hiking is a great way to explore nature. You don’t have to worry about carrying heavy packs or finding supplies. Put on your shoes and head out the door.
  5. Cross-country skiing
    Cross-country skiing is a great sport that combines both physical fitness and mental relaxation. You can ski any trail you want, wherever you want.
  6. Winter Camping
    Winter camping is a great way to stay warm and cosy without electricity. You can build a fire, cook hot meals over an open flame, and sleep under the stars.

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  1. This is a good winter bucket list. Hope you will have a good white snowy season. Thank you for sharing.

    1. alittlebitsocial2 says:

      Thank you Fadima. 😊 I doubt we will get much snow but its cold 🥶.

  2. What a cool idea to have a seasonal bucket list; I will have to think about what I want to do/try out — these tips were really helpful!

    1. alittlebitsocial2 says:

      Thank you Molly. I definitely think I need a seasonal bucket list for all of them. Gives me something to do at least

  3. Great tips to have a winter list. I have a trip plan this winter and somewhere I haven’t visited before. It should be fun, I hope. Thank you for these tips to have a list.

    1. alittlebitsocial2 says:

      Thank you, Fransic. I’m so glad you have a winter trip booked. We haven’t planned one this year. We should do it more!

  4. I really don’t like the winter, but maybe creating a bucket list will help me to look forward to it more. Thank you so much for these ideas. I definitely want to give the winter bucket list idea a try!

    1. alittlebitsocial2 says:

      I’m not one for winter. Far too cold and dark. Thank you for reading. I’m glad it gave you some ideas

  5. These are such great activities and made me feel excited for possible snow this winter.

    1. alittlebitsocial2 says:

      Thank you for reading. I hope we get snow in the UK this year. 🙏

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