Sledding is one of those timeless winter activities; something so
simple, genuine, and fun that the entire family can enjoy it. From the
youngster sledding on his own for the first time, to Mom and Dad holding
onto each other (and dear life) as they shoot down the hill at high
speeds, images of winter fun are as enduring as the season itself! And
that kind of fun is perfect for people of all ages. What's more, there are tons of new ways to
get down the hill these days!
If you've been out of the game for a while, first of all...welcome back, the hill has missed you. Secondly, there have been some vast improvements in sledding since the good ol' days of the classic wooden Red Racer. Stiga Snowracers, wooden toboggans, plastic sleds, snowboards, and snow tubes give you a huge range of options in methods and speeds to get your sledding on...and Sports Unlimited has them all!
So stop stealing trays from the cafeteria, and toss old "Rosebud" into the furnace. It's time to pick up a brand new winter sled, and get the family together for endless fun this season!
First of all, let's narrow down your decision by answering a few preliminary questions. These will give you a more defined idea of what you're looking for:
Some sleds are designed for adults, and can be dangerous for children. Others are too small for adults.
Some sleds are more durable, and stronger than others, and can hold up to regular and constant use.
Some sleds are designed for smaller hills. Others are meant for larger hills and ski runs.
The price of winter sleds, snow tubes, snowboards, and snow racers vary greatly, depending on brand, durability, use, etc.
Now that you've answered these questions for yourself, you are more prepared to find the perfect sled for you. Let's take a closer look at all the types of winter sleds and other snow toys we offer at Sports Unlimited.
To make your decision as easy as possible, here is a breakdown of every type of snow sled out there. Now, at a glance, you can decide by price, weight, speed, and additional features, to find the right sled for you:
1. Foam Sleds
Foam sleds are our most popular and best selling sleds. They're easy to use, safe, and great for all ages. Their simple design lets you ride your way; laying or your stomach, going feet first, or kneeling on the sled, so the ride stays fresh, new, and exciting every time!
2. Stiga Snowracers
Produced by Stiga, snowracers take sledding to a whole new level! As a company, Stiga has been producing and designing sleds for over 70 years, and they have been at the cutting edge, developing some of the most advanced snow sleds on the market. Our selection of Snowracers give you a lot of control and speed, so they're best used by advanced riders.
3. Snow Tubes
Fun and inexpensive, snow tubes are the simple choice for cruising down the hill with speed and style! Quick to inflate and deflate, snow tubes travel well and are easy to store, making them perfect for the sledder on the go, or the infrequent sledding trip. Watch out though, snow tubes have no controls and can pick up a lot of speed, so be careful! They may not be appropriate for very young children.
One of the oldest and still most popular sleds in the world, toboggans have been a part of people's winter lives for centuries! Originally designed as a functional form of transportation, toboggans have now become a source of hours of family fun down the local hill. And when we say "family fun" we mean fun for entire family...at once! That's right...most of our toboggans are big enough to seat a few people at once, so the whole family can shoot down the hill together!
Anyone that's gone skiing over the past several years has noticed the increased popularity of snowboarding. What began as an innovative and cool new way to shred the mountain has now become a full-fledged sport, thanks to people like Shaun White, who put snowboarding on the map. But snowboarding is a lot more than insane tricks and half pipes. They can be used on any sized hill by any sized rider!
Sports Unlimited offers a full selection of snow toys that will keep your kids wishing for more snow (like they don't do that already)! Check out our selection of snowball makers, snowball blasters, and sled-skates to take your kids' winter experience up a notch. Perfect for the whole family, and great to get the neighborhood kids together, these snow toys will keep everyone entertained and active all winter long.
To help prevent injuries to you and your family, follow these simple rules when sledding: