Hello there, cool kids and frosty folks! Ready to break the ice with some winter wisdom? Brace yourselves, ’cause it’s about to get ‘snow’ real in here! We have a flurry of fun facts, each one cooler than the next. So grab your cocoa, put on your thinking cap (make sure it’s a warm one!) and let’s slide right into our winter wonderland of trivia!
1. What is the name of the winter storm that holds the record for the highest snowfall in a single day in the United States?
2. Which city holds the record for the coldest temperature ever recorded in the United States?
3. In what year was the snowmobile first patented?
4. What is the most expensive ski resort in the world?
5. What’s the name of the Japanese practice of winter river swimming?
6. Where was the first Winter Olympics held?
7. What animal is known for turning white during the winter for camouflage?
8. What is the record for the largest snowball fight ever, in terms of participants?
9. What city is famous for its annual ice sculpture festival?
10. Who was the first person to reach the South Pole in the winter?
11. What is the name of the large-scale winter festival celebrated in Quebec City, Canada?
12. Which city in Japan is famous for its annual Sapporo Snow Festival?
13. What is the official name for the Northern Lights that are often visible during winter nights in the polar regions?
14. Which country invented the winter sport of Curling?
15. What is the world’s largest ice hotel, where guests can sleep on beds made of ice?
16. What is the name of the highest peak in the Alps?
17. What is the name of the winter solstice festival celebrated in Iran and other Persian cultures?
18. Which U.S. state holds the record for the most snowfall in a single season?
19. Which country is credited with inventing the sauna, a popular winter activity?
20. What is the traditional winter dish known as fondue made of?
21. What does the term “hibernation” mean in relation to animals during winter?
22. What is the name of the Japanese winter festival where ice lanterns are displayed?
23. Which country holds an annual race known as the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race during winter?
24. Which city hosts the Winter Olympics the most times as of 2021?
25. What winter activity involves lying on your back and making an angel-like imprint in the snow?
26. What country invented the winter sport of bobsledding?
27. What’s the most snowfall ever recorded in 24 hours in the United States?
28. What popular winter item was patented by Frank Epperson in 1923?
29. What is the Chinese Winter Solstice festival called?
30. In what country did the tradition of the Yule Log originate?
31. How is “frostbite” defined?
32. What fruit is traditionally associated with Christmas and winter holidays?
33. How does the ‘Frost Quake’ or ‘Cryoseism’ phenomenon occur?
34. What winter sport combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting?
35. What is ‘sastrugi’?
36. Which bird is known to stick around in snowy winters instead of migrating?
37. Which bird species is known to survive in Antarctica’s winter?
38. What US state boasts the world’s largest snowman on record?
39. Which Shakespeare play starts with the words “Now is the winter of our discontent”?
40. What is the term for a fear of snow?
41. What’s the term for a snowflake that’s made entirely of simple ice columns, as opposed to the more intricate, branching type?
42. What is the name of the Chinese festival, also known as the ‘Lunar New Year’, which often occurs in winter?
43. What material is traditionally used to make snowshoes?
44. Which winter activity involves going down a hill on a large inflatable tube?
45. Which city is known for its winter Carnival, famous for its ice palace?
46. What is the name of the Grinch’s dog in Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”?
47. What natural material was used to create the first snow goggles?
48. What are the small, colorful lights that people often hang on their houses during the winter holiday season?
49. What winter festival is celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs with bonfires, prayer, and the flying of kites?
50. What is the title of the famous winter song written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne in 1945?
51. What is the name of the Finnish event where competitors throw mobile phones and the winner is the one who throws the farthest?
52. In what year was the first Winter Olympics held?
53. What city is known as the ‘snow capital of the world’?
54. Which country has won the most medals in Winter Olympic history?
55. What is the world’s largest snow maze, as recognized by the Guinness World Records?
56. What’s the term for the phenomenon when the moonlight is reflected by the snow, creating a natural night light?
57. What winter activity involves riding down a hill on a tray, often found in cafeterias?
58. Which city in the United States is known for its extravagant Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center?
59. What is the Winter Solstice?
60. What winter festival involves a groundhog predicting the weather?
61. Which country is known for its annual Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival?
62. What kind of animal is a Snowshoe?
63. What is the phenomenon known as ‘pogonip’?
64. What phenomenon causes the Northern and Southern lights?
65. What’s the scientific term for the study of snow and ice?
66. In Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol”, what’s the name of Scrooge’s late business partner?
67. What is the name of the winter sport that involves guiding a rooster to peck at a target while being slid along the ice?
68. What is the name of the winter storm that hit the Northeastern United States in 1993, which remains one of the most intense ever recorded?
69. What is the coldest city in the world?
70. What’s the name of the Yule Goat, a traditional Scandinavian Christmas symbol?
71. In what year were snow tires first invented?
72. What is the record for the largest snowflake ever recorded, and where was it found?
73. What winter activity involves tying a rope to a pole, spinning around it, and attempting to knock others over?
74. Who was the first person to reach the South Pole in winter?
75. What is the name of the celebration held on the winter solstice in Japan?
76. Who wrote the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”?
77. How long is the average lifespan of a snowflake?
78. In what city is the world’s largest skating rink located?
79. Which U.S. state has the most ski resorts?
80. What is the name of the New Year’s Eve ball drop location in New York City?
81. In what city is it a tradition to jump into the sea in winter for Christmas celebrations?
82. What is the Finnish tradition of ‘Avanto’?
83. What is the rare weather phenomenon where large snowflakes clump together to form “snowballs”?
84. Which ocean is typically frozen during winter?
85. Which U.S. state experiences a “midnight sun” where the sun doesn’t fully set in winter?
86. What U.S. state holds the record for the most snow angels made simultaneously?
87. What is the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth, and where was it recorded?
88. What is the process by which snow and ice changes into water vapor without first melting into water called?
89. What is the name of the desert that experiences snow despite its warm climate?
90. What event causes the winter solstice?
91. What is a “White Christmas”?
92. In what country is the tradition of ‘Caganer’, a figurine depicted in the act of defecation, appearing in nativity scenes during Christmas?
93. Which Finnish city is home to Santa Claus Village, an amusement park with Christmas-themed rides and exhibits?
94. What are the small, light, and fluffy snowflakes typically seen in calm weather called?
95. How many points does a traditional snowflake have?
Well, wasn’t that a flurry of fun? We hope our winter quiz didn’t leave you feeling frosty. Remember, it’s snow problem if you didn’t know all the answers, the cold hard truth is, we’re all here to learn! So why not continue the fun? Don’t give us the cold shoulder – check out more of our trivia-tastic quizzes over at Trivia Bliss!