6 winter sports you’ve probably never heard of

When we think of winter sports, we tend to think of the same few activities: skiing, sledding, skating. But the world of winter sports is incredibly wide—not to mention, at times, incredibly weird. Winter may not allow for soft grass or clear playing fields, but it does offer one significant benefit: a lack of friction. As you may have noticed, winter sports tend to be about sliding around, and many of the activities listed here use winter’s slipperiness to full effect.

But perhaps the best thing about winter sports is that they don’t take themselves too seriously. It’s all about fun, hopefully with an added adrenaline rush. So take a look: have you heard of any of the sports on this list? And more importantly, are there any that you’d be willing to try?

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