A popular activity throughout Canada, this quirky sport is loosely based on actual golf, played on snow or ice instead of grass. The courses feature nine holes and the balls and tees can come in bright colors to avoid blending with the “whites,” the snow golf term for “greens.” While there has yet to be a venue in New England that offers it regularly, the Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln, N.H. (pictured on the Ox Trail), hosts an annual snow golf event, with proceeds benefiting New Hampshire’s 200 Court Appointed Special Advocates. This year’s event will be on Feb. 7 and all equipment will be provided. Go online to register.
Fun Fact: Snow golf, also known as ice golf, is popular in Canada and throughout Europe. The annual World Ice Golf Championship has been held in Greenland since 1997.
60 Loon Mountain Road, Lincoln, N.H., 603-745-8111