Winter sports are activities or sports which are played on snow or ice. Most such sports are variations of skiing, ice skating and sledding. Traditionally such sports were only played in cold areas during winter, but artificial snow and artificial ice allow more flexibility. Artificial ice can be used to provide ice rinks for ice skating, ice hockey and bandy in a milder climate.

Alpine Skiing

Alpine skiing is a race between skiers, the mountain and the clock. Athletes must generally navigate a series of alternating red and blue gates down the hill. The fastest one through the course wins.

Winter sport downhill
Downhill is one of the most attractive discipline in Winter sports.


Biathlon

The biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. It is treated as a race where the contestant with the shortest total time wins.

Winter sport - Cross Country and shooting
Biathlon combination of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting

Cross-country

Cross-country skiing is a form of  sport where skiers rely on their own locomotion to move across snow-covered terrain, rather than using ski lifts or other forms of assistance.

Cross-country
Cross-country skiing is popular nordic skiing discipline


Ice Racing

Ice racing is a form of racing that uses cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, or other motorized vehicles, takes place on frozen lakes or rivers, or on groomed frozen lots.

Winter sport - Ice racing
Ice racing is very attractive winter sport

Ski Jumping

Ski jumping is a winter sport in which competitors aim to achieve the longest jump after descending from a specially designed ramp. Along with jump length, competitor’s style and other factors affect the final score.

Ski Jumping
Ski jumping is nordic discipline


Speed Skating

Speed skating is a competitive form of ice skating in which the competitors race each other in travelling a certain distance on skates. 

speed skating
Speed Skating is indoor winter sport


Figure Skating

Figure skating is a winter sport and is competition between individuals or duos who perform figure skates on ice.

figure skating
Figure skating is technical discipline


Luge

A luge is a small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine and feet-first.

Winter sport - luge
Luge – one or two person sled


Bobsleigh

Bobsleigh or bobsled is a winter sport in which teams of two or four teammates make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked, iced tracks in a gravity-powered sleigh.

Winter sport bobsleigh
Bobsleigh crew pushes the sled


Skeleton

Skeleton is a winter sliding sport in which a person rides a small sled, known as a skeleton bobsled, down a frozen track while lying face down and head-first.

winter sport skeleton
The sport and the sled have been named from the bony appearance of the sled


Bandy

Bandy is a team winter sport played on ice, in which skaters use sticks and ball.

Winter sport - Bandy
Bandy is combination of football, ice hockey and field hockey.

Curling

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice and target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard. 

Curling related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard.