If you watch the Winter Olympics, you are likely familiar with dozens of the more popular winter sports, including skiing, ice skating, hockey, snowboarding, curling, and speed skating. But have you heard of snow kayaking? What about shovel racing? Neither had we until we read about them in an article in Atlas Obscura.
Below, we’ve provided an overview of these two sports and a few other wacky winter activities, courtesy of Atlas Obscura Enjoy!
Snow Kayaking: Also called snow boating, snow kayaking involves taking a kayak up a mountain and “cruising down soft, powdery waves of snow.” The sport has officially been around since 2002 and is enjoyed recreationally as well as by competitive kayakers who compete in boatercross races. These races take place on a fixed course and involve four kayakers racing against one another.
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