It is easy to complain about Laramie's weather. Winters are cold, summers are short and let's not even get started on talking about the hurricane force wind. Despite the extremes of weather in Laramie, there are some activities that can help you to enjoy living in the harsh weather throughout the year. Here is a list of some activities that you can think about trying to help make Laramie's weather more enjoyable.

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    Sandra Mu, Getty Images

    Fly a Kite

    Kite flying isn’t just for kids anymore. This is an activity that is great for all ages and is fun to do as a family, with a group or as an individual. The Laramie wind can really help you get this hobby off the ground. It’s easy to complain about the wind, but taking up kite flying can help you look at the wind as a great blessing for this pastime.

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    Courtesy of Snowy Range Ski Area

    Ski/ Snowboard

    Laramie is surrounded by great skiing and snowboarding areas. Whether you enjoy downhill skiing or cross country skiing, the Laramie area can offer you a variety of locations and resorts that will not disappoint. This is an activity that will actually cause you to look forward to our long winters and cold weather.

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    Brent Stirton, Getty Images

    Take a Hike

    Laramie is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and hiking trails. When that sun starts beating down on you, try escaping to one of the many hiking areas close to Laramie. Many of the hiking paths are in wooded areas that keep the hike nice and cool, so you won’t overheat on those hot summer days. Next time you see those temperatures begin to soar, think about going on a hike and enjoying the Laramie landscape in an up close and personal way.

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    Dan Istitene, Getty Images


    Laramie is surrounded by several small lakes, ponds, streams and rivers. The fishing in this area can really pick up along with the heat. There are lakes where you can enjoy fishing from a small boat or even off the bank. Rivers and streams in the area can provide excellent fly fishing. Next time that heat gets to be too much, go dip your feet in one of the many fishing locations and see what you can catch.

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    Bruce Bennett, Getty Images


    You don’t have to have any formal training or have fancy equipment to enjoy photography. The Laramie weather can present perfect opportunities for amazing photos. Snow, ice, wind, rain and sun can all provide exceptionally memorable moments and landscapes. This is one activity that you can enjoy in all of Laramie’s weather extremes.