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Winter sports are a great way to stay fit and enjoy during the cold months. Consider trying out different and weird winter sports to make winter sports more accessible and fun. Here are new winter sports one can try out.

1. Snowshoeing

Though one may have never heard of snowshoeing, it is a popular winter sport. Snowshoeing is a form of hiking with snowshoes attached to one’s feet. It is a relatively safe yet challenging winter sport. It requires you to cover a range of terrains with snowshoes.

2. Biathlon

Biathlon is a hugely popular winter sport in Europe. It was developed as a military training activity. One must wear heavy coats for this sport and ski through deep snow in the woods.

3. Speed Skiing

If one is a very thrill-seeking individual, try speed skiing. Speed skiing requires that you run down a mountain slope at top speeds. One needs to be careful; a slight mistake can cause serious injuries. Make sure to wear safety gear while speed skiing.

4. Iceboating

Iceboating is an unusual winter sport that requires one to race across frozen lakes. For this sport, one must use a boat fitted with ice skates. This allows the boat to skim across the frozen lake.

5. Dog Sled Racing

Dog sled racing is a great way to experience the winter wilderness. Athletes generally use it to train their dogs. Dog sled racing is a thrilling winter sports activity one can try this winter.

6. Curling

Curling is a great winter sport to try out. It is a form of ice hockey where the players have to slide three small metal curling stones across the ice. For this sport, no hockey stick is used.

7. Shovel Racing

Shovel racing is like speed skiing, yet it is a winter sport. The skier must race down the snow slope very quickly. It requires one to wear ski boots and heavy clothing. One must be careful not to fall, as a single fall can result in serious injuries.

8. Ice Climbing

Ice climbing is a sport that requires one to climb up or down ice formations. This sport is not for the faint-hearted. One needs to have extensive knowledge of ice climbing to try this sport.


These are just a few of one the weird sports can try this winter. It is best if one begins with easier winter sports and then slowly move on to the more challenging ones.