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10 Easy Pieces: Snow Sleds

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10 Easy Pieces: Snow Sleds

December 26, 2018

Don’t take it from us; even Orson Welles knew the significance of a classic snow sled. Here are our favorites—from toboggan to sled to DIY kit.

The Davos Toboggan from Swiss furniture company Graf is designed from ash wood with an extra-long sliding surface at front and back for greater stability; €9 at Manufactum in Germnay.
Above: The Davos Toboggan from Swiss furniture company Graf is designed from ash wood with an extra-long sliding surface at front and back for greater stability; €259 at Manufactum in Germnay.
From Colorado-based Mountain Boy Sledworks, the Slalom Sled is made from marine-grade molded plywood with a waterproof finish. We first wrote about it in loading=
Above: From Colorado-based Mountain Boy Sledworks, the Slalom Sled is made from marine-grade molded plywood with a waterproof finish. We first wrote about it in 2012 when it was available directly through Mountain Boy Sledworks; today it can be found on eBay for $249.99.
For the Olympian in training, the Sirch Horn Sled Abyss Hloading=
Above: For the Olympian in training, the Sirch Horn Sled Abyss H11 is made from “deam bended ash wood” with an acacia seat and stainless steel runners; $227 at Connox.
Made by Northern Toboggan Co., a family-run company in northern Minnesota, the Classic Wood Toboggan Sled is six feet long and fits two adults or two kids made from red oak; $473 at Northern Toboggan Co.
Above: Made by Northern Toboggan Co., a family-run company in northern Minnesota, the Classic Wood Toboggan Sled is six feet long and fits two adults or two kids made from red oak; $473 at Northern Toboggan Co.
For the younger ones, L.L. Bean&#8
Above: For the younger ones, L.L. Bean’s Child’s Toboggan and Cushion Set is $159. Also from L.L. Bean is the Snow Surfer for $99, and Tandem Kids’ Pull Sled for $189.
The Best Choice Products Kids Wooden Snow Sled, with metal runners and a flexible steering bar, is $8loading=
Above: The Best Choice Products Kids Wooden Snow Sled, with metal runners and a flexible steering bar, is $81.99 on Amazon.
The Lucky Bums Heirloom Collection Wooden Toboggan with Plaid Pad fits from three to four young riders; $8.53 on Amazon.
Above: The Lucky Bums Heirloom Collection Wooden Toboggan with Plaid Pad fits from three to four young riders; $148.53 on Amazon.
The Sirch Foldable Davoser Sled Lillhammer is a small sled that collapses for easy off-season storage; $loading=
Above: The Sirch Foldable Davoser Sled Lillhammer is a small sled that collapses for easy off-season storage; $101 at Connox.
Another classic from Northern Toboggan Co. in Minnesota, the Wooden Pull Sled is made from red oak, stainless steel hardware, and braided rope; $9 at Northern Toboggan Co.
Above: Another classic from Northern Toboggan Co. in Minnesota, the Wooden Pull Sled is made from red oak, stainless steel hardware, and braided rope; $299 at Northern Toboggan Co.
The Flexible Flyer Canadian Toboggan is 6 feet long and made of Northern Hardrock Maple; $5 at Target.
Above: The Flexible Flyer Canadian Toboggan is 6 feet long and made of Northern Hardrock Maple; $135 at Target.
The Sirch Racing Sled Abyss R is similar to the deem bended ash wood sled, also from Sirch, from above, but with a frame that comes to a point in the front; $353 at Connox.
Above: The Sirch Racing Sled Abyss R13 is similar to the deem bended ash wood sled, also from Sirch, from above, but with a frame that comes to a point in the front; $353 at Connox.
For the hands-on experience, the DIY-style Northern Toboggan Kit comes with everything you need to build your own in the comfort of your cabin; $9 at Northern Toboggan Co.
Above: For the hands-on experience, the DIY-style Northern Toboggan Kit comes with everything you need to build your own in the comfort of your cabin; $299 at Northern Toboggan Co.
The Mercedes of snow sleds, the Fully Rigged Toboggan is one for the whole family. It&#8
Above: The Mercedes of snow sleds, the Fully Rigged Toboggan is one for the whole family. It’s modeled after the dogsleds of Northern Canada and the Arctic. It’s made of red oak, stainless steel hardware, and canvas and comes with a custom black -enameled steel snowmobile hitch and heavy-duty canvas wrap for storage; $1,483 at Northern Toboggan Co.

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