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12 wacky winter sports

By: Laura Moss on Dec. 21, 2010, 3 p.m.
ice diver's hand coming out of the water

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Dive into winter

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.