When you imagine a perfect winter photograph, the image in your mind is likely white and abundant with fluffy white snow. Maybe there is a mountain, or a frozen lake and just maybe your mind sees activities like skiing, skating or building a friendly snowman.
How do we know this? Because we asked and you answered.
We know you are most excited to take perfect winter photographs – selfies and fun images of you, your family and friends enjoying winter.
Some for your own personal enjoyment and definitely the best ones are perfect for your social media.
It is an early survey result we thought we could help with. We thought we could share a few tips about winter conditions and a few tips to deal with that when taking photos.
So you can easily post your best images, we also thought we would list our featured ski and winter activities operations – where you might find them on Facebook, Instagram or other social media platforms. We will also let you know if they have any specific hashtags for the season so you can be sure they will see your post.
What does this really mean? It means you want to create and share winter memories with family and friends. We want to help you make them authentic, memorial and heartfelt. We can have that perfect experience and help direct you to make it the best winter image of all your friends.
First, we have a few easy tips:
Dress Warm! Wear gloves, boots, layers and any all appropriate winter wear. Not doing this not only limits your time you can stay outside, but your comfort and overall experience and potentially your safety are all affected.
Take lots of shots and sort them out later. Enjoy the moment for now, review and post your images in good time, and maybe even indoors in the warmth(?!).
Enhance with filters, stories, emojis and fun effects. The snow, glaring sun and ice are all elements that can make winter shots or break winter shots. Sometimes a program filter can enhance a winter scene like nobody’s business. The contrast of black and white with snow can be incredible. If it’s not the best of shots, you can make it fun with different APPs to add emoji’s and other fun details to your posted images or stories.
Don’t be shy. Find a workshop, chat with other photographers both offline and on. Experimenting and learning are all part of the fun.
Don’t forget when you post your favourte winter shots on social media to set your location and tag the location you’re at and maybe even use their winter hashtag. Many ski venues have special hashtags just for winter. We’ve gone ahead and listed a few helpful ski and snow activity location accounts and hashtags for you to use.
Antoine Mountain (Mattawa)
Big shout out to all those die hard riders who joined us these last few fresh days, we love that you love enjoying these amazing conditions! #backontop #northernontario @ctvnorthernontario @neontario @ontariotravel #discoverON #whereami #laurentianmountains #ontario #frostcoveredeverything photo credit: Dawn Kulas
Activities: Downhill skiing, snowboarding
Hardwood Ski & Bike (Barrie)
Activities: Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fat Biking
Hockley Valley Resort (Mono)
Activities: Downhill skiing, snowboarding, terrain parks
Horseshoe Resort (Barrie)
Activities: Downhill skiing, snowboarding, terrain parks, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowtubing, fat biking
Ski Snow Valley (Barrie)
Activities: Activities: Downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowtubing
Scenic Caves Nordic Centre (The Blue Mountains)
Activities: Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Large Suspension Bridge
Blue Mountain Village (The Blue Mountains)
Activities: Downhill skiing, snowboarding (at Blue Mountain Resort), skating, in-village music, dancing and events
Social: #LiveItOutside #VillageVibe
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre (Midland)
Activities: Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing
Also be sure to tag us along with the hashtag #upnorth! We would love to see your winter photos.
Use our Google map of members to find your winter day trip or getaway destination