Starting from the end of November, the people of the United States welcome winter season. It’s time when many states are covered in snow for at least 4 months, the weather is getting cold, sometimes freaking cold. And, sport fans are exciting to practice winter sports which also means snow and ice sports.
In the past, winter sports in America used to attached limited number of support due to the expensive cost to participate in and the lack of accessible facilities. In recent years, the development of the infrastructure, the growth of tourism and hospitality has allowed the evolving of winter sports destinations to the abundant. Today, no other country can boast and enjoy winter sports as varied as the USA. You can experience every winter sports that you can possibly imagine from skiing, ice-skating, snow-shoeing to snowboarding and open-air skating rinks across more than thousands of resort across America. The choice is absolutely infinite as long as you are brave enough to handle the cold and the physical exertion. Even if you have never tried it before or you don’t have the equipment; no worry, you’ve got covered with unlimited choice of tool kits available at every resort.
And to help you get started, let begin with the USA top 3 most popular winter sports.
- Ice hockey which is by far the most popular one based on the number of participants both in the world and in the US. It is a team sport in which two team of 6 skaters dashing around a rink chasing a hard puck with sticks in order to shoot it into their opponent’s net. It’s also considered a dangerous sport.
- Snowboarding which is even more “hardcore” than ice hockey. It is the combination of 4 other winter sports namely skiing, skateboarding, surfing and sledding. Invented by the American in the 1960s, it became a Winter Olympic Sport in 1998 at Nagano and in 2014 it made the official debut in the Sochi Winter Paralympics.
- Downhill skiing is a real “winter sport” for many people around the world; and in America, there are 2 areas that offer the best landscape for downhill skiing which are the Adirondack Mountains in the North East, and the Rockies in the West. This sport emphasizes a great deal on technique. As the speed increase, the players must have an aerodynamically efficient tuck position to minimize drag and crash.
So what are you waiting for? Put on your parka and get moving.