Many New Era readers find themselves surrounded by snow at this time of year … Such a cool predicament can bring on some of the best kinds of winter fun.

Young people from the Targhee National Forest to the slopes of Park City West enjoy skiing, tanning, tubing, eating, and just being with good friends.

[photos] Photos by Eldon Linschoten and Brent Christensen

[photo] An inner tube, snow, and a sunny day team up for fun

[photo] Tom Bennet mid geländesprung over the top

[photo] Last one on the tube walks down

[photo] Tube train

[photo] Steve Jones downs a handful of popcorn

[photo] Rusty Jenkins

[photo] What would a day in the snow be without a good snowball fight?

[photo] Penny Sherman getting ready

[photo] Some snowballs are bigger than others

[photo] Steve Henson and a little “hotdogging”

[photo] David Head ready to ski

[photo] The end … of a great day