These top unusual winter sports are mainly for those who are always looking for new excuses to get an adrenaline rush. To kick start the journey, you can try any one of these unusual winter sports. Forget everything else but not your camera, because these sports will be giving you some rare and unique memories that you can share with your friends and family for years to come.
1. Ice Karting, Finland
Nothing will be giving you more fun than kart racing on ice. Finland’s Kuusamo provides the perfect platform to try reckless driving on a frozen lake. Ruka Adventures conduct these races where you can race against your friends to win medals. The adrenaline rush can be cooled down after the race with some complimentary tea, coffee, sausages and sweets.
2. Polar Bear Swimming, Korea
Every year in the month of January, adrenaline junkies leap into the freezing Korean Strait in their swimming trunks and bikinis. This swimming competition is being conducted in this country for the last 25 years at the Haeundae Beach. This is the Korean style of welcoming New Year. You have to run 10 meters on the sand, then jump into the icy-cold water and swim 80 meters to touch the finish-line.
3. Dog Sledding, Alaska
Mushing or dog sledding is the official sport of Alaska. In this ride, a team of huskies pulls you along for a long journey or a short sprint. These rides can last anything from minutes to several days. Backpacking expeditions are offered by Alaska Best Wilderness, based in Tanana. These expeditions combine rafting, trekking and mushing.
4. Ski Biking, Colorado
Instead of wheels, bikes here are fitted with skis which you can try riding down the snowy slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Ski biking is offered by Durango Mountain Resort. The resort holds a ski bike festival every year for spectators and participants alike. Do not try this if you are trained by YouTube videos.
5. Snow Tubing, Canada
If you are not a fan of ski or snowboard, then you are sure to love this. Snow tubing is nothing but sledging inside a tube that is cheap, easy and incredibly fun. This sport is organized by Ontario’s Rock Ridge Recreation Park and features 6 tubing runs.
6. Skijoring, Minnesota
It is the combination of dog sledding and cross country skiing, where you are required to be on your skis as your pups pull you all along. Skijoring events are held near the Twin Cities by Midwest Skijorers Club.
7. Ice Climbing, Chile
The scene is set here by El Morado Glacier for a simultaneously thrilling, magnificent and terrifying ice climbing trip.
8. Snowkiting, Utah
Snow kite enthusiasts usually use skis or a board, but here you will only require the appetite for excitement and a power kite.
9. Shark Ice Fishing, Greenland
Greenland Fishing Challenge is anything but a regular fishing trip. Get ready to tackle the icy waters before catching the largest fish of this region, the Greenland Shark.
10. Ice Sailing, Poland
Set sail across the Great Masurian Lakes of Poland with no sign of waves to challenge you down.