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Snow Sports

Snow Sports articles focus on the many ways you can keep in shape during the winter months. Learn more about the Iditarod and Olympic sports such as the biathlon and luge in these snow sports videos.

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How Snow Skiing Equipment Works

One dreary workday, you steal a glance at the snowfall rates at your favorite ski spots. When you discover that good skiing is to be had, you hatch a plan to call in sick and catch a cheap flight out of town. But what do you need to bring with you?


How Curling Works

Curling seldom gets respect from the average Olympic watcher, what with its stones and brooms, and its leisurely pace. Yet this ancient sport dating back 500 years is growing in popularity. And it's harder than it looks.

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Freezing to Compete: Winter Sports Pictures

Snow and ice don't slow down these athletes! Hit the slopes and check out these skiers, snowboarders, skaters, and other winter athletes in action.

How can ski squats improve my skiing?

Skiing requires strong muscles and good balance, and like most major sports, it has its own set of important exercises. What are ski squats, and how can they help on the slopes?

How Heli Skiing Works

Some of us are satisfied skiing at large resorts, while others are generally happy to enjoy the skiing experience from a perch near the log fireplace in the lodge. But some brave ski souls crave uncharted territories to "drop in" on.

How Cross-country Skiing Works

If the idea of propelling yourself through quiet, snowy wilderness appeals to you, then you may want to try cross-country skiing. But what makes cross-country skiing different from alpine or downhill skiing?

How Extreme Skiing Works

Craving a rush of adrenaline? Flying down a near-vertical slope at highway speeds just might do the trick. Extreme skiing isn't for the faint of heart.

How Ice Sailing Works

When winter comes around, many sailors have to retire their hobby for the winter -- but not those who sail on ice. What is it about ice sailing that has kept this centuries-old sport popular around the world?

How Ski Resorts Work

These days, skiers usually hit the slopes at ski resorts -- ski areas that also provide lodgings. How do ski resorts grade their slopes, maintain conditions and reduce their effect on the environment?

How to Choose a Snowboard

There are all kinds of snowboards to suit all different types of snowboarders. But there's a lot to consider when you choose one for yourself -- you need other gear that matches your new ride, too.