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More than half of adults love action-packed vacations

Half of those polled said they feel most adventurous when on holiday.

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Of those polled 25 percent said they would book a holiday centered around skiing or snowboarding. (Ross Woodhall via SWNS)

By Grant Bailey via 72Point

More than half of UK adults would rather go on an action-packed vacation than a relaxing break - with skiing, snowboarding and mountain climbing among the top activities people like to get involved in.

A study of 2,000 UK vacationers found 57 percent of people said they only consider getaways packed with activities.

Climbing, wild swimming and white-water rafting were some of the other top pursuits respondents would like to take on.

While 25 percent said they would book a vacation centered around skiing or snowboarding.

But not everyone books adrenaline-fueled breaks specifically, with 43 percent admitting they’ve sought out adventurous activities on more traditional getaways.

The research, commissioned by Snow+Rock, also found 40 percent wouldn’t book a trip unless there were lots of opportunities to spend time outdoors, while exactly half of those polled said they feel most adventurous when on vacation.


Jose Finch, managing director of the winter sports retailer, said: "Holidays are the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind, but sometimes a change is as good as a rest.

“If you’ve made the time and effort to travel far from home, it makes sense to make the most of the new scenery and experiences open to you.

It emerged that 48 percent are quickly bored lying on a sun lounger, and 35 percent have to try new things to remain engaged during their time away.

Of those who prefer an action-packed holiday, two-thirds (65 percent) said they get bored sitting around on more tranquil breaks.

When deciding where to go, location is the deciding factor for 73 percent, although one in four people (23 percent) who’d like to try skiing or snowboarding don't know the best destinations to head to.

The study, carried out via OnePoll, found 23 percent had previously been on a snowsports holiday.

And 16 percent who haven’t yet hit the slopes said they would like to in the future, though 26 percent of these are unsure of what type of gear they would need to buy.

More than half of adults would rather go on an action-packed vacation than a relaxing break. (Ross Woodhall via SWNS)

When buying clothing for an adventure or outdoor holiday, exactly a fifth prioritize buying the highest-quality gear, while 22 percent are happy to chance it with cheaper equipment.

And for snowsports lovers, nearly half (47 percent) stated the epic mountain scenery was what they enjoyed most about their skiing or snowboarding holidays, while 41 percent cited spending time outdoors as a highlight, with 39 percent loving the balance between being active and relaxing.

Jose Finch, from Snow+Rock, added: “We live for the mountains, and we’re looking forward to a brilliant snowsports season this winter.

“Whether you’re hitting the slopes for the first time, or you’re a seasoned adventurer, our in-store experts are on hand to help you.”

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