Winter in Indiana means snow, and that leaves ample opportunity for winter sports fans to get out and play. The predominant snow season is November through March, with occasional flurries in October and April. Snowfall averages about 81 inches a year and you can expect it to stay in the 25-30 degree F range during the winter months.
Since we’re talking about the Midwest here, downhill snow sports are not a convenient option; you can always choose to load up your gear and chains and hit the road for that. However, winter sports such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing are popular in southwest Indiana, and recreation areas abound at which snow enthusiasts who like these outdoor pursuits can have fun. South Bend is a great location in this regard, putting you within comfortable driving distance of these recreation areas, so apartments in Mishawaka/Granger as well as Elkhart rentals would be choice spots to settle.
Examples of recreation areas offering winter sports in the southwest Indiana region include Indiana Dunes, Potato Creek, Bonneyville Mill Park, deep river County Park, Lake Wawasee and Oxbow.