About Winter Sports

A winter sport is a sport which is played on snow or ice.

Most winter sports are variations of skiing, ice skating and sledding. Traditionally, such sports were only played in cold areas during winter, but artificial snow and ice allow more flexibility.

Common individual sports include cross-country skiing, Alpine skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping,speed skating, figure skating, luge, skeleton, bobsleigh and snowmobiling.

Winter team sports include ice hockey, curling and bandy. Winter sports often have their own multi-sport tournaments, such as the Winter Olympic Games.