By Sarah Batcheller and Ché Blackwood

With your flip flops in storage and warm weather a distant memory, it’s easy to spend your weekends under a warm comforter, reading a book together or flipping through the channels. Although binge-watching Orange Is the New Black and ordering a pepperoni pizza can be great at times, your love life shouldn’t cool down just because the temperature is declining. Instead, use this weekend date idea to take advantage of the season by embracing winter activities that you can only enjoy once or twice a year.

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Winter Activities for Your Next Date Idea

Try something new and go tubing. Whether you’re a pro or haven’t been on the mountain since you were a kid, it’s one way to keep your pulse pumping with your partner. Most ski resorts offer this activity, and since you have the option to stay a few hours or an entire weekend, coasting down a hill just may turn into that surprising little getaway that you’ve been craving.

If an entire winter journey isn’t what you’re looking for with this date idea, create some fun in your own backyard. Get all bundled up, venture outside, and make snow angels or build snowmen with your cutie. Better yet, when your mate turns their back, you’ll have the chance to start a snowball fight. A little activity and some healthy competition will keep your blood flowing even during the coldest of days. Being silly with your sweetheart is important, and playing in the snow is a great way to do it.

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To warm up after your outdoor adventure, heat up some good old-fashioned hot apple cider. If you’re feeling frisky, spike it with some Fireball whiskey. A warm drink with the one you love is the perfect end to a day filled with fun winter activities!

How do you and your beau keep busy during the colder months? Tell us in the comments below!