Fresh snow brings out the kid in all of us. The mountains and hills of the Northwest provide plenty of awesome terrain for fans of sledding, tubing, and tobogganing. There are a number of clever snow sleds on the market today that allow everyone from toddlers to adults to enjoy flying across the snow.
Here are my recommendations for snow sleds for kids and families:
This well-crafted sled features a pivoting front end that allows for sharp steering. The sled's bed is made from birch planks; its rails are willow. Not only will it fly down the mountain, its beautiful to look at. Sled pads are available and are sold separately. This is a classic that can become a family heirloom.
Tow your tot across the snow in style. This classic wooden pull sled is handcrafted and beautiful.
The saucer sled is about as simple as it gets, but it gets you down the hill. This model is classic red and has rope handles.
This sturdy plastic sled features a padded seat, hand grips, and foot holds. What makes this sled unique is that it comes with a linkable strap, which allows you to create a connected chain of two or more of these snow "rockets".
This classic sled features a wood bed and red steel runners. It can support up to 250 pounds, making it a good choice for adults and children.
Simple in shape and appearance by more sophisticated than your basic saucer, this plastic scoop-shaped sled is suitable for young children. It has handles, a pull rope, and lever-action steering and braking controls.
The Arctic Blast looks like a cushy, blow-up toboggan with side bumpers and handles. It can accommodate 2 riders, with handles for both to hang on while zipping down the snowy hill.
This clever contraption is like a tube and a sled combined. Sturdy handles help you hang on as you zoom down the hill.