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.

How Snow Skis Work

Whether you're interested in slaloming down the slopes faster than Alberto Tomba or landing a sweet 180 at the terrain park, you need the right set of skis. What's yours?

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  • Are sled dogs a help or hindrance in the Alaskan wilderness?

    Are sled dogs a help or hindrance in the Alaskan wilderness?

    Is dog still man's best friend in the rugged Alaskan wilderness? Would a pack of sled dogs bog you down or lead you to safety in the icy outdoors? See more »

  • How Alpine Touring Works

    How Alpine Touring Works

    What do you get when you combine hiking and downhill skiing? If your answer is "a lot of work," chances are you have yet to discover the joys of alpine touring. See more »

  • How Biathlon Works

    How Biathlon Works

    Imagine cross-country skiing for 5 kilometers, then -- with your heart pounding, your legs shaking and your fingers chilled to the bone -- shooting five targets at 50 meters with exactly five shots. See more »

  • How Bobsledding Works

    How Bobsledding Works

    Bobsled drivers and crew plummet down a hill on a track or run that's full of twists and turns. A wrong move can cause a dramatic crash. Learn about the athletes that make up a bobsled team, bobsled runs and the physics behind bobsledding. See more »

  • How can ski squats improve my skiing?

    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? See more »

  • How Cross-country Skiing Works

    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? See more »

  • How Curling Works

    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. See more »

  • How Extreme Skiing Works

    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. See more »

  • How Heli Skiing Works

    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. See more »

  • How Hockey Works

    How Hockey Works

    From the frozen lakes and rivers of Canadian winters to nationally televised games played at high-tech arenas before 20,000 fans ... ice hockey has come a long way. Learn all about the game, the rules and the milestones of hockey. See more »

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