1. Bobsledding in Utah from The Craziest Winter Adventures

The Craziest Winter Adventures

1. Bobsledding in Utah

Location: Park Cit, Utah

Looking for the ultimate Olympic experience? Go bobsledding in Park City, Utah! A professional piolet will take you and two other passengers on a ride down the 2002 Olympic track. ($175.00)

2. Bobsledding in New York

Location: Lake Placid, New York

Go faster than you are allowed to drive in a car during this winter bobsledding experience! Along with your ride you get a team t-shirt, bobsled label pin, team photo and membership in the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. *Bonus: Your second ride is 20% off!

3. Cold Water Surfing in Alaska

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Location: Alaska

Cold water surfing in Alaska is by far one of the most extreme winter adventures! According to Surf Alaska, there are “over 34,000 miles of rugged, wilderness coastline, snow covered mountains and glacier carved fiords, violent weather patterns and 30ft tidal changes – This is not an easy place to go prospecting for surf.”Although this is not an easy adventure, it is definitely worth the effort for the experience!

4. Ice Climbing in Montana

Location: Glacier National Park, Montana

Ice Climbing in Glacier National Park is for the more experienced climbers. It’s steep and complicated but very much work the effort! According to Glacier Country Montana, “If you are a well-seasoned climber, this is a place you will not want to miss. The quality and aesthetics of the climbs are incredible.”

 

5. Ice Climbing in New York

Location: Lake Placid, New York

Looking for a place to learn how to ice climb? Visit Lake Placid, New York! Ice climbing in the Adirondacks caters to beginners and experts. Instructors will teach you safety precautions, educate you on the proper equipment and guide you for your first ever ice climb!

6. Snowkiting in Oregon

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Location: Mt Hood, Oregon

Forget your snowboard, and drop your ski poles, you’re going snow kiting in Oregon! According to Cultural Oregon, “Snowkiting is akin to the summer sport of kiteboarding that is popular in the central Oregon area. In fact “the wings” are the same, large inflatable kites or easier to slow done and land foil kites, that use the wind to launch and pull snowkiters through the sky. The kite lines are attached to a harness worn by a snowkiter. The kite also has a handle that is used to maneuver it." That being said, try snowkiting for the most stunning views and experience of a lifetime!

7. Dogsledding in Wyoming

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Do you love the outdoors, winter sports, that insane adrenaline rush? Take “Jackson Hole Sled Dog Tour.” Take a full or half day tour and explore the backcountry surrounding Jackson Hole.

8. Dogsledding in Iceland

Location: Iceland

Put on your snow suits! The best part about dogsledding in Iceland is that it is available all year round! Schedule your tour today, enjoy the most breathtaking scenery while sledding around with some of the most beautiful dogs in the world.

9. Ice Caving in Wisconsin

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Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin

In the winter, the Bayfield Peninsula Sea Caves are morphed into ice caves! Take the entire family and explore the beauty of the ice caves. Don’t forget your camera, you will definitely want to capture the incredible formations and the beauty of the crystal clear ice.

10. Luging in New York

Location: Lake Placid, New York

Visit Lake Placid’s Olympic Sports Complex for the luge ride of your life! Hop on in with your professional driver and brakeman for maximum safety. Reservations are required and space can be limited, so book your experience soon! *Bonus: You will receive membership in the U.S Bobsled and Skeleton Federation.

11. Shovel Racing in New Mexico

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Location: Angel Fire, New Mexico

Join others in the craziest race you will ever participate in! Just sit on a shovel and slide down the mountain! Yes, New Mexico is hosting the 2016 World Champion Shovel Races. Either partake in the fun or sit on the side lines and watch. Either way, you definitely don’t want to miss out on the fun!

12. Polar Bear Swimming in New York

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Location: Long Beach, New York

The Long Beach Polar Bear Club leads their charge into the Atlantic Ocean on February 7, 2016! This club’s ultimate goal is to honor the memory of Paulie Bradley. Paulie Bradley passed away at age 4 and was never able to receive his wish. Join in on the fun and “make hundreds of heartfelt wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions come true (http://www.longbeachpolarbears.org/).”

13. Snowshoeing in South Dakota

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Location: Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota

Black hills National Forest is the home of many winter sports. But how about instead of hopping on that same old snowboard or wearing those skis again, you try snowshoeing? Simply, put on your snowshoes and walk through the deep snow of the Black Hills back country. *Bonus: there are specific places that only people wearing snowshoes can access.

14. Snowshoeing in the Adirondacks

Location: Adirondacks

Go snowshoeing in the Adirondacks for over 2,000 miles of extensive hiking trails. Try the Dewey Mountain in Saranac Lake for trails that will accommodate people from beginner to expert levels.