It goes without saying that in winter sledging or snow tubing are just two of the most fun activities that you can do for free or certainly at a very low cost, the other great thing is they can both be carried out by people of any age from toddlers to eighty year olds. Provided that you can walk uphill then you can go sledging or tubing.
Modern sledges can be found in a very wide assortment of styles from small disc models which are extremely simple to use and very cheap to purchase, which just seat one person, through to larger more complicated two seater models that can even be steered using built in skis.
Lots of modern plastic sledges can now easily be steered and ceased using brakes that are built into the side of those. To turn left simply pull the left hand brake lever, to turn right simply pull the right hand brake lever, or to prevent only pull both levers together.
Whilst a plastic sledge may fly down over compacted snow, it might be that you find yourself being shaken around on it, which will not readily absorb hard bumps and ice which are frequently found on compacted snow.
To some people this constant bumping around may put them off going sledging but help is at hand in the shape of inflatable snow blower. Snow tubes as the name suggests are similar to giant sized inflatable inner tubes it to use you simply set your bottom down in to. Then raise your legs up and that’s it, off you go sliding downhill.
Snow tubes can be great fun, as they will start to spin around as they move downhill and can achieve great speed, the only downside being they are slightly tricky to control but in general this adds to the enjoyment of them.
The soft cushioning of these also means they are relatively safe to use and they are ultra-convenient as they’re extremely lightweight making them easy to carry back uphill. They’re also extremely easy to store in the back of your car – handy for your next sledging trip.