It goes without saying that in winter sledging or snow tubing are two of the most fun activities which you can do for free or 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 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 little disc models which are very simple to use and very cheap to buy, which 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 the left hand brake lever, to turn right simply pull the right hand brake lever, or to prevent simply pull both levers together.
Whilst a plastic sledge may fly over compacted snow, it might be that you wind up being shaken about on it, which will not readily absorb tough bumps and ice which are frequently found on compacted snow.
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 is it, off you go sliding downhill.
Snow tubes can be great fun, as they will begin to spin around as they move downhill and can achieve great speed, the only downside being they are somewhat tricky to control but in general this adds to the fun of them.
The excellent thing about snow tubes is that you can get them in larger 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 are ultra-convenient as they are extremely lightweight making them simple to carry back uphill. They are also extremely easy to keep at the back of your automobile – handy for your next sledging trip.