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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
Snowshoes can get you to places that would otherwise be impassable due to snow. But that's not all they're good for -- if you're just looking for a winter recreational activity that's not too expensive and doesn't require a lot of specialized skill to do, you just might want to pick up a pair.
Decades ago, bored surfers and skateboarders experimented with bolted skis and cafeteria trays to create a new sport. How did snowboarding become so popular, and is there still a rivalry on the slopes?
Maybe you've seen mushers driving dogsleds across frozen terrain and heard their trademark call. But mushing is quite dangerous. It's safer to travel by snowmobile or airplane, so why would mushers put their lives and their dogs' in peril?
Poorly maintained ski equipment can make skiing less enjoyable -- maybe even dangerous. You can maintain skis and ski poles in peak condition by making repairs yourself. Find out how to sharpen your skis how to fix breaks and bends in ski poles and m