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The Best Sleds for Some Family Fun

Children sledding with orange sled

With the promise of lots of laughs and a nice cup of hot cocoa to warm-up afterward, there is no more family-oriented winter activity than going sledding. Sleds come in all shapes, materials, and sizes and each one offers a different experience. Here are my top choices for sledding fun this winter.

The Classic

Green snow sled
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This sled features a classic aerodynamic design for guaranteed fun and functionality for sledders of all ages. It’s a great size for you and your small child ride together and the striking green color makes it easy to find if you happen to wipe-out. The molded handles and tow rope attachment on the front are also nice additions for portability.

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H20 Sizzlin’ Cool Mountain Ranger Sled

blue snow sled
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What is the most frustrating thing about sledding? Ask any kid and they will tell you that they can’t steer. Well, this sled changes the game. With specially-molded runners, simply press your feet down into the foot holes and lean to turn the sled. To make things easy, a tow rope is included as well.

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Sportsstuff Air Flyer Two-Person Snow Tube

Sportsstuff two person snow tube
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The classic plastic sleds are fast and fun but hit a big bump and you might be sore for a few days. That’s particularly relevant for us adults. This Air Flyer tube offers all of the fun with none of the pain. The bumps are no match for a cushy, air-filled tube and this one is even big enough to comfortably fit two riders.

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Sportsstuff Pizza Snow Tube

pizza snow tube
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The main reason to go sledding is to have fun, right? Add a little whimsy to your child’s sledding experience and get them this pizza-themed tube. They’ll be the talk of the sledding hill after showing it off to their friends. It only comes in pepperoni, sorry sausage fans…

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H2O Snow Spinner

green plastic saucer sled
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I have always (and still do) loved these plastic saucer-style sleds. Because you have to sit with your legs crossed and become very compact, the sled unpredictably spins around in different directions and speeds as you go down the hill. This is great fun for kids and adults alike, but just make sure you don’t eat a big meal beforehand.

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Airhead Shred Snow Skate

Blue Airhead snow skate
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Not so much a sled, the Snow Skate is a great alternative/introduction to the snowboard. It has ridges on the bottom that allow you to steer as you would on a snowboard, but without all of the extra gear and you get to keep your feet free. An attached handle also provides novice riders extra stability.

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The best sleds for some family fun

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