Why Should You Take a Weekend Trip to the Mountains?

Posted by Justin Havre on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 5:45pm.

Why You Should Destress in the Mountains Around CalgaryCalgary is located close enough to the Rocky Mountains to provide plenty of fun just a little ways away. Sometimes, you can find interesting fun that doesn't happen every weekend. Whether you enjoy skiing, skating, curling or even speed dating, you might just find it in the mountains. If you find yourself in a position where you need a little relaxation, consider enjoying some mountain activities – they can really help you.

Go on a Hike

When it comes to mountain activities, it just makes sense that hiking would be on the list. Obviously, this would be an activity for someone who is a little on the physically fit side. You need to stop and ask yourself whether going on a hike is going to relax you or if it is going to stress you out more. Hiking is not for everyone and there are other options.

Stretching and Breathing

Not all forms of relaxation activities needs to cost money. They also do not have to be physically exerting. When was the last time you just stopped and took a few deep breaths? Stop, stretch, and give your body a real chance to relax. Doing so in a secluded location on the mountain is sure to release stress from your body and get you feeling right again.

Ice Skating

During the winter, you will find swimming pools in the mountains that have been turned into ice rinks. They often have campfires, hot beverages and plenty of fun for a very low price. You will need to bring your own skates, however.

Speed Dating

Yes, the mountains are even home to speed dating events. These happen throughout the area and you may just find that perfect ski buddy. Some of them actually make skiing a part of the event and you go up the hill with a new partner each time and ski down with them, if you want.

Many other things are happening in the mountains throughout the winter months. Whether you just want to escape for a weekend of skiing fun or you prefer to do something a little different, you're sure to find plenty of things to enjoy in the mountains for a fun-filled weekend.


Of course, one of the best reasons to take a trip to the mountains for the weekend is to enjoy a few trips down the slopes. If you come at the right time, you may just get to enjoy night skiing. Either way, there are plenty of great slopes to enjoy during the winter months.

Spend the Day at the Spa

After a hike (or if hiking wasn’t for you) consider spending a day at the spa. A spa might seem like a given as far as ways to relax go, but it is unfortunate how many people underestimate its capabilities to help. Consider a few mountain spas to really get away from the stress and chaos of everyday life.

The key to making a day at the spa relaxing is to make sure it is just a day for you. Avoid inviting friends and family members if you can help it. As much as you love them, they tend to add to your stress and it would defeat the purpose of your spa day.

Movies and More

Some of the best events happen in the mountains including movie nights and other film events. Whether you want to catch a mountain-themed movie or another type of movie, you're sure to find a great choice for your viewing pleasure.

The key to finding a relaxing activity that works is really trusting your own gut. Only you know what allows you to relax.

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