Winter weather is upon us and millions of people will be hitting the slopes and skating across frozen ponds this year. But if you're looking for a more exciting way to experience Mother Nature this season, you're in luck. You can dive beneath icy waters or ride a kayak down a snowy mountainside, and if you still want to strap on a pair of skis, go ahead — just don't forget your parachute.
Here are 12 extreme winter sports that are sure to keep the adrenaline pumping all season long. (Text: Laura Moss)