Not sure how you’re going to survive until rafting season? You’re not alone! To help you bide your time, we’ve put together some tips to help rafters navigate the cold winter months.
Set the Scene
Instead of staring out the window at endless clouds and snow, print out a window-sized copy of your favorite river. Affix it to your kitchen window for a more enjoyable view when you’re doing dishes.
Dine at Home River Style
Gather your rafting friends and family for your favorite river meal. Toss on a warm jacket, and spend the evening enjoying dinner in front of a campfire and recounting you last whitewater adventure.
Explore Water’s Chillier Forms
You can’t hit the river in January, but you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing or snowshoeing. Looking for some major offseason thrills? Take up ice climbing to enjoy water in all its frozen glory.
It isn’t winter everywhere! Plan a mid-winter getaway to the southern hemisphere where you can still enjoy river adventures at this time of year. New Zealand, Chile and Fiji have some amazing destinations for rafting addicts.
Start Training to Become a Guide
For those who are truly passionate about rafting, becoming a guide is a great way to turn your passion into a career. We provide comprehensive guide training, but there are a couple certifications you need prior to beginning your training. Getting your CPR and First Aid certifications during the offseason is a great way to pass the winter months while working toward having the ability to earn a paycheck for doing what you love.
Plan Your Next Adventure
Since you can’t go rafting, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure. Rafting season at Rolling Thunder is only a few short months away. Start planning and make your reservations now to get first pick for the days and times you want.