Things Winter on the World Wide Web
Laura Emery, Field Editor
Winter brings with it many wonderful
sensations: cold, crisp air in the lungs; the warmth of being bundled up in
scarves and gloves; the sight of bare trees laced with crystallized ice
sparkling in the early morning sun; the sound of ďschussingĒ over
freshly groomed snow; and the soft, damp kiss of falling snow.
Following are some of the wonderful
winter Web sites the World Wide Web has to offer.
Winter Sports & Recreation
Exploring the Parkway on foot or on
cross-country skis in a blanket of snow is a grand experience during those
times when the road is closed to vehicle traffic.
Treat yourself to magnificent mountain
views, sumptuous luxury, and thrilling recreation at Wintergreen Resort.
Spanning 11,000 acres on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the
resort boasts spacious condominiums and vacation homes surrounded by winding
trails, cascading streams and lush forests. The ultimate four-season
vacation or conference spot, Wintergreen Resort is peaceful and refreshing,
with an endless variety of activities.
According to this Web site, Virginia is
one of the coolest winter destinations on the East Coast, with mountain
resorts, 130 wineries and whale-watching getaways that will entice travelers
with a passion for wine, snow, luxury and natural wonders.
Winterizing Your Home
By January, you probably have already
prepared your home for winter ó but if you havenít, itís not too late
to winterize your home for maximum energy savings and safety.
Be safe in winter weather. Learn more
about snow, ice, cold, strong winds, and wind chill.
Heavy snows, icy conditions and
dangerously cold temperatures can occur at any time. To protect yourself and
your loved ones from the effects of harsh winter weather, follow the winter
safety tips provided at this Web site.
Winter Activities for Kids
When itís cold and snowy outside, keep
the kids occupied indoors with these fun and educational winter activities.
These craft projects are for preschool,
kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts use materials found
around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string,
crayons, paint, and glue.
Melt calories faster than snow! This Web
site contains a wealth of information on how to stay active and healthy even
after the holidays, when the winter blues set in.
Add a little cozy flavor to your home
with these heartwarming winter recipes.
Winter is a great time for hot
casseroles, crockpot meals, warm desserts, and simmering soups. These easy
and delicious recipes can help you celebrate the season.
From outdoor-activity suggestions to
online winter games, this Web site is a virtual winter wonderland of fun
things to engage and entertain people of all ages. Make your own gifts: snow
family finger puppets, rainbow ice sculptures, and homemade snow globes. Or,
take on the Evil Elves and challenge your friends on the virtual slopes in
the featured online game section.
So Much to Know About Snow
All About Snow was developed to provide
you with a wealth of information about snow. Visit the question-and-answer
section, where you will find answers to snow questions. For fun and
interesting bits of trivia, visit the facts section. The Snow Gallery
contains historic photos of blizzards and snow from the National Weather