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A winter sport or winter activity is a recreational activity or sport which is played on snow or ice. Most such sports are variations of skiing , ice skating and sledding . Traditionally such sports were only played in cold areas during winter , but artificial snow and artificial ice allow more flexibility . Artificial ice can be used to provide ice rinks for ice skating , ice hockey and bandy in a milder climate . Common individual sports include cross - country skiing , Alpine skiing , snowboarding , ski jumping , speed skating , figure skating , luge, skeleton , bobsleigh and snowmobiling. Common team sports include ice hockey , curling and bandy . Based on the number of participants, ice hockey is by far the world 's most popular winter sport , followed by bandy . Winter sports often have their own multi- sport tournaments, such as the Winter Olympic Games .