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5 Ways to Get Your Winter Fix in a Warm Climate

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(RE/MAX Blog)- Winter is over, spring is here and summer is on the way. If your a snow and winter weather lover, you may start to yearn for snowball fights, ice skating and the friendly face of a snowman in your neighbor's yard. Here's a few ideas on how to get your winter fix during the summer.

1. Snowy cinema

Snuggle up and watch a movie marathon of winter flicks. There are tons to choose from, from classics like "Dr. Zhivago" and "The Shining" to more kid-friendly favorites like "Ice Age" and "Frozen." And don't forget the Warren Miller pantheon of ski movies.

2. Lace up some skates

Release your inner Michelle Kwan or Apolo Ohno and spend a few hours at an indoor ice rink. You might even break out your winter hat.

3. Dive into chilly pages

Transport yourself to the tundra by reading novels set in frigid climes. "The Call of the Wild" is guaranteed to make you shiver, while "Snow Falling on Cedars," "The Snow Child," or, of course, the "Song of Fire and Ice" series (the inspiration for the Game of Thrones tv series) also have wintery themes.

4. Crank up cold tunes

You might be lying outside in flip-flops, but you can enjoy a winter-themed playlist with tunes like "Hazy Shade of Winter," by The Bangles, "Winter Time Blues," by Roscoe Chenier, "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," by Bruce Springsteen, and The Rolling Stone's classic "Winter."

5. Fake it

Warm-weather states like Florida engineer snow festivals for people in winter withdrawal. The Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee has two million hand-carved ice sculptures, an eight-lane snow tubing hill covered in snow and a nightly snowfall in the resort's atrium. For three days, the Sarasota Snow Fest offers 70 tons of snow for open play, four giant snow slides and an ice skating rink. Look up snow festivals in your area.

Ready to chuck your snow blower and move to a place where you might (eventually) miss winter? Or, do you miss organizing epic snowball fights? Begin the search for your perfect home. 

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