|Here is my all inclusive list of ways to slid on snow. I didn't include non-sliding snow sports such as snowshoe and competative snow sculpture.
Nordic Skiing (Cross Country)--Characturized by free heels and the ability to travel up-hill as well as down.
Telemark (nordic downhill )
Alpine Skiing (Down Hill)--characturized by fixed heels and use of non-sliding (chair lift, snow shoes, helicopter) means of getting up-hill.
Randonee (alpine cross-country)
Snowboard- I probable pissed off the boarders by putting it here but it does have more in common with alpine skiing than alpine does with nordic. Fixed heels and reliance on a chair lift.
Mushing(dog sled)--comes in four varieties, Alaskan(kick sled), Greenland, Siberian(sit sled), and European(more like ski joring)
Pulk(sit sled)--Three kinds. Pulled by another skiier( used to pull children), alpine (used by parapallegic skiiers), cross-country (used by parapallegic skiiers and propelled by double poling).
Bob sled and Luge
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