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Winter sports beat winter blues

In the Northern Hemisphere the short, dark days of January can put people in a funk. Unless they embrace the weather. Playing in the snow may be the best cure for the winter blues. Collected here are pictures from the last month showing everyone from Olympic and professional athletes performing at the highest levels of their sports to ordinary people enjoying an old-fashioned snowball fight in the street. Who needs spring? -- Lane Turner (39 photos total)

A man dives into the icy water in St. Petersburg, Russia, January 30, 2011. The temperature in St. Petersburg was around -3C (27 F). (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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127 comments so far...
1.

great set of pictures
6 is that sharp!

Posted by hamperium January 31, 11 12:58 PM
2.

Huzzah!

Posted by Paul January 31, 11 01:00 PM
3.

cutie in #13!!!

Great pics!

Posted by JACK January 31, 11 01:06 PM
4.

Fantastic! As always...

Posted by Chris January 31, 11 01:08 PM
5.

Fan-tas-tic images!

(brrr...)

Posted by gio January 31, 11 01:08 PM
6.

Hi Erin! lvoe the Big Pic Pics

Posted by toxicboy January 31, 11 01:10 PM
7.

Some people understand that Winter, like every other season should be embrassed....Outside!

Posted by Joe Jacobs January 31, 11 01:12 PM
8.

... NICE ... my favouriet no. 13, 23,30 and 35

Posted by Stefan January 31, 11 01:14 PM
9.

superb shots s'usual!
great to see all the people out of their caves for a change during this season.

Posted by Khzano January 31, 11 01:17 PM
10.

I expected to see a post related to egypt.

Posted by hildergarn January 31, 11 01:19 PM
11.

brrrrrrrr!!!!!:)

Posted by Duca81 January 31, 11 01:19 PM
12.

#25 is awesome!

Posted by David January 31, 11 01:20 PM
13.

Like a frightened turtle!

Posted by Deus January 31, 11 01:21 PM
14.

very nice photos! Thank You, Boston.com

Posted by RA_aka_KLK January 31, 11 01:22 PM
15.

13, 22, 31...Thumbs up!

Posted by Megan January 31, 11 01:23 PM
16.

great shots!

Posted by André Kl. January 31, 11 01:25 PM
17.

沙发~ 喜欢喜欢~

Posted by Ray January 31, 11 01:26 PM
18.

Wonderful photos! They brought a smile to a cold day! Thanks.

Posted by Jim January 31, 11 01:31 PM
19.

Again, great pictures

Posted by T Boon January 31, 11 01:32 PM
20.

Number 14 is fantastic

Posted by Dave, UK January 31, 11 01:34 PM
21.

#23 is a sick shot...dude in #36 looks like Sting

Posted by Anonymous January 31, 11 01:36 PM
22.

# 31 nice view with a cup of coffee !

Posted by Fais January 31, 11 01:36 PM
23.

Cool stories ;-)

Posted by Hans-Peter Ochsner January 31, 11 01:38 PM
24.

#14 YUCK!!!
nice images though

Posted by Ali January 31, 11 01:41 PM
25.

very nice pictues, but now I miss summer :)

Posted by goldmund January 31, 11 01:41 PM
26.

Here is to hoping Abilene, Texas gets some ice and snow tonight as we go from 75 degrees today to -5 (with the windchill) on Tuesday!!

Posted by dps04b January 31, 11 01:43 PM
27.

# 14 is G E I L

Posted by Dioxin-Ei January 31, 11 01:44 PM
28.

no Canada photos?

Posted by Canuk January 31, 11 01:48 PM
29.

Awesome photography. I think you can get a cold just by looking at the pictures.

Greetings from Germany

Hans Wurst

Posted by Hans Wurst January 31, 11 01:49 PM
30.

brrr.....

Posted by elmo January 31, 11 01:49 PM
31.

Amazing. The people swimming in the ice must be a few tiles short of a roof!

Posted by Andy January 31, 11 01:49 PM
32.

Ice swimming...no thanks! Great pics as usual, though.

Posted by Lindsay January 31, 11 01:51 PM
33.

Brrrrrrr!!!

Posted by Bianca January 31, 11 01:55 PM
34.

Great winter... love it

Posted by Peter H January 31, 11 02:00 PM
35.

#14 GROSS!

Posted by rs January 31, 11 02:02 PM
36.

First!

Amazing photos up there, here in Lima is almost 30 C.

Posted by Javier Elías January 31, 11 02:08 PM
37.

Amazing photos as usual ! winter in full of its fury and beauty !

Posted by Mihir January 31, 11 02:14 PM
38.

Fantastic. Makes we want to move from the west coast back into the interior!!

Posted by Greg January 31, 11 02:15 PM
39.

First? wow!!
Beatifull pictures. Thanks!!!

Posted by JuanQuijano January 31, 11 02:19 PM
40.

I always love images from the Tough Guy event. Those guys are crazy!!!

Posted by Justin January 31, 11 02:22 PM
41.

Nice photos!

Posted by timur January 31, 11 02:23 PM
42.

Excelent :)

Posted by Ezajkul January 31, 11 02:29 PM
43.

Awsome..!

Posted by Samegutt January 31, 11 02:36 PM
44.

#15 is priceless! Thanks for the great shots!

Posted by Gabriel January 31, 11 02:36 PM
45.

These are amazing! Brrrrr!

Posted by Nada January 31, 11 02:46 PM
46.

I was in the pool! I was in the pool!

Posted by Sol January 31, 11 02:50 PM
47.

Wow, these are great. I like no. 22 the best.

Posted by Kalina January 31, 11 02:53 PM
48.

Beatiful folks I like it...
:o)

Posted by michael January 31, 11 03:04 PM
49.

Cool :d

Posted by Mateus January 31, 11 03:07 PM
50.

Alan, please feature scenes of tropical relaxation and leisure activities to help thaw us out!

Posted by ryfromthemerrimackvalley January 31, 11 03:09 PM
51.

great

Posted by Lukas Kabon January 31, 11 03:22 PM
52.

Awesome

Posted by Sergio January 31, 11 03:28 PM
53.

brrrrrr.... such a cold... ¡menudo frío!

Congratulations! I love these photo feeds. Never miss one.

Greetings from Spain

Posted by Rodrigo Llano January 31, 11 03:32 PM
54.

Brilliant: 14 and 15

Posted by Marv January 31, 11 03:39 PM
55.

Beautiful and well edited.

Posted by Holger January 31, 11 03:57 PM
56.

Weak effort. The topic is weakly related to the photo set, and the photo set is not evocative at all.

Posted by Max January 31, 11 04:26 PM
57.

I like snow but only from ... photos! LOL

i prefer Saharaaaaaaaaaaa

LOLOLOL

Posted by CyberEddie January 31, 11 04:35 PM
58.

superbe photos !!!

Posted by Francky21 January 31, 11 04:51 PM
59.

I am feeling cold inside my blanket while typing the words to describe the human determination.

Posted by Shakil January 31, 11 05:12 PM
60.

"The daunting nature of the sport, pulling yourself up a slick, frozen surface that can break loose at any time, meant that until recently, the handful of waterfalls in the Pikes Peak region that could be climbed in winter mostly weren't. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette/Christian Murdock) #"

If by recent they are talking before the last 20 years then they are right. And there are more than a handful...more like a bucket load. I'm somewhat surprised that this came out of the media from Colorado Springs.

Posted by ironmanbldr January 31, 11 05:22 PM
61.

Ah, the Cyclocross World Championships were yesterday, a shot or two from that would have gone perfectly with this group of photos.

Posted by Matt Haughey January 31, 11 05:39 PM
62.

Making me jealous, it's over 40C here in rural Australia!

Posted by Matt January 31, 11 06:08 PM
63.

Kudos to the participants and photographers. I'm shivering just looking at the wonderful views. I'm glad there are people who love this time of year...

Posted by Kathy Lunt January 31, 11 06:45 PM
64.

#15, I hope I'm that tough when I'm 85!

Posted by Claire January 31, 11 06:57 PM
65.

ewww #14

Posted by Rizky January 31, 11 07:13 PM
66.

Brilliant pictures! Snow in winter look so much fun except when there's 12" of snow on your driveway and you have to shovel it! Not fun anymore!
I admire people who can go swimming in freezing water and come out laughing. I don't think I can do that.
Wouldn't it be great if the whole world just enjoy themselves instead of all the hostilities that is the hallmark of mankind?
Fun is good for the soul, heck I don't have one and it's sure good for me!

Posted by Jon S. January 31, 11 07:57 PM
67.

#25, #38 FTW!!!

Posted by sdasd January 31, 11 09:23 PM
68.

FOTOS INCREIBLES, COMO SIEMPRE

Posted by LUIS AYALA January 31, 11 10:15 PM
69.

#23 is what's called a "guy in the sky" shot. It is pretty much the most cliched joke amongst snowboarders since you can't tell how high the snowboarder is going or what trick he is doing. You'll never see a shot like that with no point of reference in any snowboarding magazine, yet every single newspaper will run it every time. Thanks for not disappointing me in my search for it as soon as I saw you were doing winter sports.

Posted by Snowboard Photographer January 31, 11 10:31 PM
70.

I'm getting cold just looking at these pictures!

Posted by Nick January 31, 11 11:29 PM
71.

Too many winter sport pics.Was expecting more slice of life sorta pics.liked #34

Posted by Sabs January 31, 11 11:35 PM
72.

great

Posted by mahbub February 1, 11 12:20 AM
73.

Meh. I'll wait patiently for spring. :-)

Posted by ajr1021 February 1, 11 12:43 AM
74.

# 13 is such a pretty picture.!!!

Posted by Chris February 1, 11 01:40 AM
75.

Egypt?

Posted by peterm February 1, 11 03:36 AM
76.

VIVA I INVERNO

Posted by CÉLIO MARTINS February 1, 11 06:33 AM
77.

VERY NICE PICS

Posted by M February 1, 11 09:03 AM
78.

As a person who lives in a tropical country, these photos really make me envy. Wonderful pictures!

Posted by Yeni Setiawan February 1, 11 11:12 AM
79.

# 14 hahaha gross

Posted by etienne February 1, 11 11:19 AM
80.

#26: Ouray is no where near Pikes Peak

Posted by MG February 1, 11 11:38 AM
81.

i like them all

Posted by Munier February 1, 11 12:19 PM
82.

OMG LOVE THIS

Posted by Colleen February 1, 11 12:31 PM
83.

Boring pictures this time around, not a one that I would share.

Posted by Jason February 1, 11 01:04 PM
84.

I really love #25

Posted by andulis February 1, 11 01:26 PM
85.

I agree this is a weak effort. B.P. has certainly done better.

Posted by Evan February 1, 11 02:22 PM
86.

Thanks to the Lord, it is Summer here in Florida. I am feeling hot.

Posted by Luz E Rivera February 1, 11 02:25 PM
87.

#18: "Members claim ice swimming is good for the body's blood circulation."

Unless your heart stops beating of course ...

Comment # 75: "Egypt"

Not again, please.

Posted by Norbert February 1, 11 03:44 PM
88.

Fabulouse Pics

Posted by alain February 1, 11 03:59 PM
89.

wow! magníficas..

Posted by shareunlimited February 1, 11 04:37 PM
90.

You forgot IglooFest in Montréal !!! :p

Posted by bibi February 1, 11 08:49 PM
91.

the BMW logo @ pic #17 and the bottom edge of the shark @ pic #38 feel photoshoped! ... or is it just me?

Posted by Solomon February 1, 11 09:26 PM
92.

has the editor changed..?
the captions have lost their quality

Posted by shakeel February 2, 11 12:56 AM
93.

i guess there are few winter activity in the northwest territories

Posted by james wombat February 2, 11 03:39 AM
94.

Methinks #1 is photoshopped!!!

Posted by Mainye February 2, 11 04:57 AM
95.

These are amazing photos. It's interesting to see some of the things that people do for entertainment around the world. Thanks for sharing

Posted by RobMitchSr February 2, 11 08:26 AM
96.

#12 pixture... celsius and farenhight are mixed backward. check it yo.

Posted by John February 2, 11 10:26 AM
97.

the last 2 entries are disappointing. I miss Alan.

this one is better than the previous though, celebrating local people was never the focus of BP, the completely international spirit it`s what made it so great.

How about covering what`s going on in Egypt.

Posted by luca February 2, 11 10:51 AM
98.

Where are the breaking news?? There is a lot more to publish that a few people on snow, I was expecting the Egipt photos but im so dissapointed because you hadnt put nothing yet!! Its this not gonna be updated any more? T_T missing a lot the old editor

Posted by Mariana February 2, 11 11:19 AM
99.

Wow, who is editing this blog now? Days of historic uprising in Egypt and not one Egypt dedicated collection of photos updating this?

Posted by Daniel Mata February 2, 11 01:19 PM
100.

What, not one dog sledder!

Posted by Helene February 2, 11 05:00 PM
101.

# 35 perfect! but I like them all.

Posted by Karl B. February 2, 11 05:48 PM
102.

cool

Posted by Anonymous February 3, 11 12:49 AM
103.

awsome pics...............................

Posted by ashu February 3, 11 02:08 AM
104.

Ah, the joys of Winter! :-)
Great pictures, thanks!

Posted by Angel February 3, 11 02:52 PM
105.

makes me feel like loosing my jacket and running in the snow outside.

Posted by RX February 3, 11 11:55 PM
106.

AWESOME........PICS ........

Posted by AKSHAT PRIYADARSHAN February 4, 11 12:44 AM
107.

#23 Great Shot !! I love it.

Posted by summer February 4, 11 11:58 AM
108.

#29 . . . Greetings from Brainerd! Was out there that day in -15 degree weather. And as every year, had a blast!

Posted by blb February 4, 11 02:43 PM
109.

I love this pictures! They are really beautiful!

Posted by Jasmina February 6, 11 02:10 PM
110.

Not a single curling photo?

Posted by Hook February 7, 11 07:08 PM
111.

oh! I've been on the #39 in 2009! nice memories!

Posted by coke February 8, 11 01:58 PM
112.

Fantastic ! really enjoyed the pic by sitting in one place

Posted by Rajini February 9, 11 12:13 AM
113.

i like it,

Posted by Anonymous February 10, 11 10:42 PM
114.

wah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by Rajeev Ranjan February 11, 11 02:29 AM
115.

these guys r really amazing....

Posted by umar khan February 12, 11 10:48 PM
116.

Wow really beautiful shots!!!

Posted by Lieuwe Hettema February 13, 11 05:10 PM
117.

wow NICE

Posted by u3hikki February 13, 11 09:08 PM
118.

WOW.. AWESOME

Posted by putra February 15, 11 02:47 AM
119.

Arse! I was eating when I saw #14! Where's the questionable content protection when you need it!!

Posted by Father Jack Hackett February 16, 11 06:47 AM
120.

#36 is sting

Posted by Lucas February 18, 11 10:01 AM
121.

красиво

Posted by Anonymous February 19, 11 04:15 AM
122.

#13 Brilliant neon lights at the background.. and amazing colour

Posted by akaly February 20, 11 06:13 AM
123.

ага

Posted by Anonymous2 February 26, 11 07:44 AM
124.

Awesome Thanks for sharing

Posted by suzain February 27, 11 02:24 AM
125.

cooooool

Posted by guy March 1, 11 10:08 AM
126.

winter sucks

Posted by perse March 1, 11 10:37 AM
127.

Hey :)

Posted by Rasel March 9, 11 05:03 AM
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