It goes without saying that in winter sledging or snow tubing are just two of the most fun activities which you can do for free or certainly at a very low cost, the other great thing is they can both be done by people of any age from toddlers to eighty year olds. As long as it is possible to walk then you can go sledging or tube.
Modern sledges can be found in a very wide range of styles from small disc models that are extremely simple to use and very cheap to buy, that just seat one person, through to larger more complex two seater models that may even be steered using built in skis.
Lots of contemporary plastic sledges can now also easily be steered and stopped using brakes that are built into the side of those. To turn left simply pull on the left hand brake lever, to turn simply pull the right hand brake lever, or to prevent only pull both levers together.
Whilst a plastic sledge may fly over compacted snow, it might be that you wind up being shaken around on it, which won’t readily absorb hard bumps and ice that are often 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 tubes. Snow tubes as the name suggests are similar to giant sized inflatable inner tubes that to use you simply set your bottom down in to. Then raise your legs up and that’s it, off you go slipping downhill.
The great thing about snow tubes is that you could get them in bigger sizes, which can accommodate two or three people squeezed on to the side of them, which makes them great for families to use. The soft cushioning of them also means they are relatively safe to use and they’re ultra-convenient as they’re extremely lightweight making them simple to carry back uphill. They are also extremely easy to keep in the back of your car – handy for your next sledging trip.