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3 Winter Sports to Try That Aren’t Skiing

If you frequent the slopes on a regular basis, you may have wondered which winter sports are also worth your time aside from skiing. If you have yet to branch out and try something new, however, it can be difficult to familiarise yourself with the various different options available to you. Continue reading to expand your existing knowledge and find your next favorite winter sport.

1. Ice climbing

Ice climbing is, as its name suggests, the sport of climbing ice. It is similar to rock climbing in that it also requires strong ropes and crampons and allows you to traverse breathtakingly stunning landscapes on foot in the form of icefalls, waterfalls, and even cliffs. 

If you want to find out more, there are several guided tours and instructors out there to show you the ropes and allow you to eventually take to the slopes as a solo ice climber. It is also worth remembering that like all winter sports, ice climbing requires a suitable level of health and fitness in order to be able to do so correctly and comfortably.

2. Ice hockey

If you are a fan of field hockey, you may have also heard of ice hockey. It is usually played in opposing teams of six ice skaters and requires a large surface area to be able to do so. It is one of the most popular winter sports in a number of countries and has reached new heights in recent years as a result of its ongoing popularity on various online sports betting platforms, such as NetBet for example, and its ability to stream live games and matches to fans located around the world. It can command a great deal of time and effort to be able to learn the basic rules of the game, but it is a great way to let off some steam and meet new people.

3. Snow tubing

If you are on the hunt for something a little more relaxing than ice climbing and ice hockey, snow tubing may surpass skiing to become your favorite winter sport. It requires you to sit in a large inflatable ring and glide down the mountain at an accelerated pace. It can be a safe, more cost-effective, way of achieving that much-loved adrenaline rush that skiing so commonly delivers and is suitable for mountain lovers of all interests and abilities. 

To do so, simply climb to the top of the mountain with your tube in hand and prepare to drift all the way down to the bottom as slow or as fast as you like.

Are you bored of skiing or just looking for something a little different? It may benefit you to research alternative winter sports that can be enjoyed just as much. This can include ice climbing, ice hockey, or snow tubing. With such a wide range of winter sports available today, you are guaranteed to find something to suit you during your next winter trip up the mountains. 

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