If you’re going to own

“the best sled ever built,”

you should carry it proudly.


The easiest way is to place the runners against your body. Then slip your arm through the top runner and grab the bottom runner

as a handle.


Carry on, Captain!




















If you skipped to this section first, you’re also probably halfway to the nearest sleddin’ hill by now.


However, ours is a serious sled and should not be used without serious forethought.


So take a deep breath. Now, go back and read the boring-yet-deadly-important stuff you skipped past.


The Captain Avalanche sled is a one-person,

head-first sled only.


If you like to ride sitting up or going double-decker, go somewhere else.


By lying flat on your stomach, head-first down the hill, your center of gravity lowers, and your thrill factor soars.


To steer left, pull on the left hand grip while pushing

on the right.


To steer right, pull on the right hand grip while pushing on the left. (Just like steering a bicycle.)


To slow down or stop, steer uphill or use your sled brakes.


 When you go over a jump, anticipate it and pull the sled close to your body with both arms, then cushion your landing with your arms flexed.  (Think of jumping off a curb

with a bike.)


When taking sharp turns, lean into them, pressing into the side wall of the bodyboard. You can control the direction of the sled just by shifting your weight and channeling

your momentum.


Always give sledders in front of you the right of way.


Never use your sled to crash into anything or anyone.

And above all, never use your head to stop the sled.


Now, what are you doing still reading this when there are slopes to be sliced?!






Some hills love sledders. Some don’t.


The “NO SLEDDING!” signs are a dead giveaway.


In addition to not sledding where you’re not welcome, don’t sled where it’s unsafe, unlighted, unsupervised or ungroomed.


Pack down your run by walking the length of it a few times. This will create a hard, fast sledding surface, while familiarizing you with potential hazards.


 Now that you’ve scouted the perfect run, why not make it better?


Pack the snow into shapes. Make a ramp for a jump. Build a banked wall turn. Chart a slalom course.


Just do it safely.
















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