Students weigh in on best sports and activities of winter

Riley Walkington and Sam Hendricks

With winter quickly approaching, students are already partaking in the variety of activities that come with Sandpoint winters.

From skiing or snowboarding up on Schweitzer to simply sledding down a local hill, there are plenty of activities that students can partake in. Additionally, many sports are played during the winter, giving students plenty of options to be active or to just watch their favorite team, whether it be an SHS sports team or a professional team.

In a Cedar Post poll, students were asked to vote on both their favorite winter sport and their favorite winter activity. The survey included some of the most popular sports, both in-school, such as basketball and wrestling, and in the snow, such as skiing, snowboarding, and hockey. wrestling, basketball, snowboarding, hockey and skiing

For the activities section, an array of popular area snow activities, from the timeless sledding to the more invigorating snowmobiling, were given, as well as snowshoeing, tubing, and ice skating.

Displayed on the first chart are the responses of students when asked what their favorite sport was. Skiing was the most popular, while wrestling was the least. Due to Schweitzer being one of Sandpoint’s main attractions, skiing is a major part of the culture of students and an incredibly popular winter sport to partake in.

Demonstrated on the second chart are the responses of students when asked what their favorite activity was. Sledding, one of the greatest pastimes associated with winter, was the most popular activity by far. Additionally, ice skating, snowshoeing, and tubing were all popular among the students asked. For those who don’t ski or snowboard, these alternatives provide a way to enjoy the wintertime just as much.

Although there are some sports and activities that are more popular than others, Sandpoint offers a vast array of both in the winter. No matter athletic ability or price, there is something for every student to enjoy.