You might not consider bobsledding as a viable hobby, especially if you live somewhere with a warmer climate. But if you take inspiration from the 1988 Jamaican bobsled team, who becaome the heroes of Calgary, you realise anything is possible.
Bobsledding for fun
If you want to bobsled for fun and you can find a suitable place to train, you will find that this winter sport is just as fun as skiing and snowboarding. It is one that will take a lot of practice to get right, and is not for the faint hearted as you are basically shooting your body downhill in a torpedo shaped sled, like a rollercoaster in the snow!
Viewing on TV
If you have never seen a bobsled tournament, try finding re-runs of the winter olympics on TV or YouTube. It is quite exciting to watch. You may think that it is simply gravity that determines the result of the run, and wind resistance can affect the speed, but it takes more skill than you probably realise. Navigating the twists and turns of the bobsled track, like the famous Cresta Run in Saint Moritz, Switzerland takes training. High speeds are reached and injuries are easily come by.
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While bobsledding is likely to be the perfect sport for those who love an adrenaline rush, there are other, much more accessible winter sports for you to enjoy. Skiing is probably the most popular. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of ski resorts worldwide. Each resort will have qualified instructors, so even the most novice skier can learn the techniques needed to safely navigate down the ski run.
Dry ski slopes
Around the UK, and no doubt in other countries around the world are dry ski slopes. These are slopes created without the need for snow and ice, they can be found both indoors in purpose built arenas, or outdoors where weather may affect your ability to use the facilities. Depending on the facility, each may have slopes of different sizes and difficulties which will mimic the slopes of the popular resorts like Aspen and Vail in the US and Chamonix in France.