4 Bro-Worthy Winter Bachelor Party Ideas

Out are the days of bachelor parties with strippers and in are extreme sports and outdoorsy getaways. For wintertime that means ice fishing and more.


In this case, there’s no bachelor party mantra more fitting than, “Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme. Get on up, it’s bobsled time!” For about $100-200 a person, you can fly upwards of  80mph down a mountain while snuggled in a bobsled with your closest friends. (That’s up to 5g’s of force.) Tip: Don’t try it on a hang over, guys.
Where to go: There are only a couple places across the country that actually have bobsled tracks (shocker). One of them is the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Park City at Utah Olympic Park. The other is in Lake Placid, New York — home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics.  If your man heads to New York, he could stay at  The Lake Placid Lodge. There, they do grilling classes so he can learn how to burn burgers the right way.


You don’t have to be on the Olympic team to get in on the action. All you need are eight dudes and an ice skating rink and some gear. Bonus: Not one of your friends has probably ever curled before so you’ll be working with a level playing field.

Where to go: We talked to Terry Kolesar, director of communications for USA Curling team who informed us that there are curling club locations in 40 of the 50 states. (No seriously, you’ll find a map of US curling clubs right here.) 

Ice Fishing

What better way to bring the group together than by cracking open a few beers and huddling around an ice fishing hole for a day?

Where to go: Anyplace there’s subfreezing temps, snow and ice. We’ve heard Caspian Lake in Vermont, Higgins Lake in Michigan and Caples Lake in California are good options — just to name a few.

Igloo Building 

Guys like to build things, so why not have an igloo-building contest?
Where to go:  Anyplace with snow — you just have to make sure you have the proper tools. A snow shovel won’t do it. Apparently you ideally need an “Icebox Igloo Tool” and a “Snow Shelter Door (like one of these) to get the job done.

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  • 01/23/13 at 12:57

    Love these alternative bachelor party ideas!

  • Gary Sig
    01/28/13 at 01:29

    These ideas are absolutely fantastic. I love the bobsleding idea, watching Cool Runnings before would definitely make for a memorable experience. Another fun idea is getting a round of fantastic savory cigars to finish off a memorable evening.

  • jack&jill
    01/28/13 at 06:21

    These are such different and cool bachelor party ideas I love them. I think that what this is missing is the one thing to celebrate with whether its after catching fish, finishing your igloo, or winning your bob sled race. That is a nice cigar DUH!

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