47 Winter Trivia Questions and Answers

Do you think you know all there is to know about winter? Find out how true this is by playing our winter trivia questions quiz! 

Whether you love or hate it, winter is one of the most beautiful times of the year. With festive celebrations, magical traditions, and the simple pleasure of a cup of cocoa and a holiday movie, there’s a lot to like about winter. 

But, how much do you know about it?

In our winter trivia, you will be tested on all aspects of the snowy season, from winter sports and activities to customs and traditions, as well as our bumper general knowledge section to kick things off. 

Ready to find out how much you really know about winter?

Let’s put your winter knowledge to the test. 

Let’s begin!

Related: November Trivia | December Trivia | January Trivia | Christmas Trivia

General Winter Trivia Questions and Answers 

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Welcome to the start of our winter trivia. Here you will be questioned on general things relating to this season, revealing some truly surprising facts

Play alone, or play with friends and see who gets the most questions right in our winter trivia. 

If you’re planning on getting together with loved ones over the festive period, why not take note of some of the questions to share around the dinner table?

You could, of course, memorize some facts to astound your friends and family with, but ensure you follow up your selected winter trivia in case you’re asked for more info! 

Ready to begin?

Here we go! 

1: In the Northern Hemisphere, what are the 3 official months of winter?
December, January, February.
2: And, what are the 3 winter months in the Southern Hemisphere?
June, July, August.
3: What other planet experienced snowfall?
Mars.
4: Winter is the best time to see what in Alaska?
The Northern Lights.
5: In what TV series is the term 'Winter is coming' notorious?
Game of Thrones.
6: What is the biggest shopping day during the winter?
November's Black Friday.
7: In the winter of 2015, what could you rent from a Massachusetts resident on AirB&B for $10 per night?
His homemade igloo - sleeping bags were not included.
8: As well as during winter, what other season sees the most frequent avalanches globally?
Spring.
9: What 3 star signs could you have if you were born in winter?
Capricorn, Aquarius, or Pisces.
10: How much daylight is there at the North and South pole during winter?
None.
11: What is Chinophobia?
Extreme fear of snow.
12: What color was the snow covering 1,500 square kilometers in Siberia on 2 February 2007?
Orange.
13: How many sides do a snowflake usually have?
6.
14: In what country was the first snowmobile patented?
Canada.
15: What is it called when an animal sleeps through winter?
Hibernation.
16: What event takes place in Niagara Falls, Canada, during winter?
Winter Festival of Lights.
17: How tall is the world's biggest snowman?
38.04 meters.
18: What fictional, mythical kingdom was governed by a White Witch for a century of severe winter?
Narnia (in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe).
19: In what country would you find the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival?
Iceland.
20: For how many years did the Ice Age last?
2.4 million.

Winter Sports and Activities Trivia Questions and Answers 

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For some people, winter is a time to enjoy the indoors. For others, it’s time to get out and play! 

What is your favorite winter activity? See if you can find it in this section of our winter trivia. And no matter how often you do it, you will not find a question on extreme hot cocoa drinking! 

Over the winter season, there are so many sporting events to attend, such as American Hockey and NBA, but there are tons of activities to enjoy yourself, like skiing, snowboarding, sledding, or simply making a snowman; it is an activity after all. 

If you need some inspiration for some fantastic winter sports and activities to enjoy this season, this part of our winter trivia is definitely aimed at you! 

Ready to give this a go?

Let’s start!

1: The first Olympic Winter Games were held in which country?
France, in 1924.
2: Where did dog sledding originate?
Alaska.
3: In 2017, how many skiers were estimated to be in the US?
Almost 15 million.
4: Name the 'ice sport' that involves participants riding a small sled down a frozen track while lying forward-facing and face down.
Skeleton.
5: During Seattle's Snow Day on 12 January 2013, 5,834 people took part in what? This was a record-breaking world event.
The world's largest snowball fight.
6: What is the sport of English athletes Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean?
Ice dancing.
7: How many Winter Olympic Games Sports are held indoors?
4 - Ice hockey, figure skating, curling, and speed skating.
8: How many ski resorts are there in the US?
470.
9: What is the name of the Winter Olympic sport that involves participants sliding rocks towards a target?
Curling.
10: What is the most popular winter sport worldwide?
Ice Hockey.
11: On average, how many million tourists come to the US to ski?
51 million.

Winter Customs Trivia Questions and Answers

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Around the world, winter is different in most countries, so too are the customs and traditions of the season. In this part of our winter trivia, you will learn just how different some of those customs are. 

From rules and laws to festivals and fun, see how the rest of the world experiences winter in this part of our quiz. 

As well as around the globe, winter is vastly different across the US – for example, did you know snowball fighting is actually illegal in 4 American cities

If you’re planning on traveling to see family this year, you may be wise to complete this section of our winter trivia!

Let’s begin!

1: What do people in Lithuania do to forest animals during the winter?
Go and feed them to ensure their survival over the colder months.
2: In what country, during winter, would you find Kukeri? Which is a parade of people dressed in elaborate animal skin and fur costumes with monster masks
Bulgaria.
3: In some Nordic countries, what is it acceptable to have babies doing in temperatures of -16 and 41 degrees Fahrenheit?
Napping outdoors to become accustomed to the cold.
4: What is the name of the holiday, held between 26 December and 1 January, created by Dr. Maulana Karenga, to celebrate African heritage?
Kwanzaa.
5: What do British children leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve?
Liquor, usually brandy or whisky. Talk about DUI!
6: Known as Noche de Los Rábanos, this 3-day Mexican winter festival includes the carving of what, into nativity and folklore symbols?
Vegetables, particularly radishes.
7: How long did the ban on snowball fights last in Severance, Colorado, before being overturned thanks to a very determined 9-year old boy?
98 years.
8: How many live spectators attend Times Squares New Years' Eve celebrations?
At least 1 million.
9: Austrian children can expect a visit from Krampus in place of Santa. Why would this be something to be worried about?
He only visits naughty kids to punish them and can even take them away in his sack if they've been particularly bad. Yikes!

Winter Weather Trivia Questions and Answers

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To finish our winter trivia, we’re going to ask you a few weather-related questions; after all, what better ice-breakers to use during family get-togethers this year than discussing the weather!

The winter weather can present some changes to our everyday life, from having to dig out the drive to the much-anticipated school closures. 

But, just how severe can the effects be? Find this out and more by answering the following questions. 

Also, discover how likely it is that you’ll experience a white Christmas

If you weren’t feeling chilly before this section of our winter trivia, you soon will be! 

Let’s commence!

Wrap up warm, and here we go! 

1: How many US states should expect at least 1-in of snow on Christmas Day based on historical probability?
48!
2: True or false, more than 2 times the number of US citizens die from the cold in winter as from the heat from summer?
True.
3: During winter, Alaska is the coldest American state. But, which is the hottest?
Hawaii.
4: A British Winter often comes with extremely cold temperatures blown from Russia and Scandinavia. What is this known as?
The Beast from the East.
5: What was the coldest recorded temperature in the US?
-80 degrees Fahrenheit (-62 degrees Celsius).
6: The lowest temperature ever recorded occurred where?
Antarctica in 1983. It was -98.2 degrees Celsius (-128.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
7: A record-breaking amount of snow was seen in Boston during February 2015; how many inches deep was this?
64.6-in.

More Winter Trivia Games – Video 

We hope you enjoyed playing our winter trivia; if you want to take on another trivia challenge, here’s a small selection we think you’ll love:

Thank you for playing our winter trivia.We hope you learned something new to share with friends and family. 

There are a few trivia questions worthy of looking into more, such as the various winter festivals and celebrations around the world. 

What a wonderful world! 

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