If you are stuck at home on a snowy, cold evening and can't figure out what to do, fix yourself a drink, sit before your computer, and start betting on winter sports. Things will start heating up before you know it, and you'll entertain yourself like never before. It's cool to bet on winter sports, as you set yourself apart from the crowds betting on football or cricket. Also, not many sports are going on when the mercury drops below zero, so winter sports usually remain the only option for those who must bet on something. Ice Hockey The fastest team sport in the world offers bone-chilling action and some hot betting opportunities. You don’t really have to wait for the winters to bet on ice hockey, as there are tournament going on all year around. There was a GB U20 tournament in Lithuania just last month, and events are scheduled in Great Britain, Germany and Italy from December to April. It's a popular sport in North America too, with fixtures planned throughout the winters in different states and in Canada. You can bet online, but watching the game is a must if you really want to enjoy betting. Ski Jumping With the 2014 Winter Olympics kicking in from 7th February, there's a lot of icy cold action to look forward to. Ski jumping remains an all-time favourite for watchers and gamblers. Be careful while watching, as the excitement can be a little too much to handle. Your heart may already be jumping when your favourite skier is still sliding down that slope. There are ski jumping contests going on throughout the winter months, and with odds available on all the top players, betting should never be a problem. Alpine Skiing The Alpine Skiing World Cup works like the world tennis or golf rankings, with scores compiled at the end of each seasons to decide the winner. Not many people bet on Alpine skiing, but that should never be the reason to keep you from it. It's exciting to watch the best skiers in the world sliding down pristine slopes with the speed of light. The Winter Olympics also have Alpine skiing events, and the bookies are getting ready to accept the bets through their websites. Figure Skating Figure skating tournaments are being held throughout the year. Even if you are not betting, watching a couple of skaters perform their ethereal routine is always an absorbing experience. Betting on figure skating championships is recommended for bettors with a flair for art and dancing. Odds and historical data are available for all well-known skaters. The key here is to consider the odds carefully and not to follow your instincts of betting on the most attractive-looking players. Whether you win or lose, you are set to be enthralled by the experience. Biathlon Betting Biathlon is a popular winter sport that combines cross-country skiing with, of all things, rifle shooting. I think it must have been the sport of bear hunters before it was made official. Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championship, and Biathlon Junior World Championship are the major international tournaments played across the world. Player profiles and betting odds are available with bookmakers. People betting on Biathlon are usually following the sport all year around, and are either skiers themselves or shooters, or both. 'Eat the season's fruit', goes an old Chinese proverb. With the winters just around the corner, it may be time to start betting on the season's sports. By betting on these icy-cold sports, you can keep yourself warm through those chilling months.