Re-Imagining the Classic Sled

There’s more than one way to get down the mountain. Here are a few innovative updates to the old-fashion sleigh design.

Sleighs

1) This Porsche Design Studio bobsleigh will intimidate the competition with its sleek profile, black finish and low centre of gravity. And you’ll be comfortable knowing it is fully tested by the German safety standards agency. £150.00
2&3) The German Sirch family has been designing wood products for over 300 years. Their Peak Snow Sled, made of steam-bent solid ash with stainless steel runners, is a beautiful update of the classic Swiss style. $459.00.
6) The Slalom Sled gets you close to the ground with its beautiful molded plywood design. And, the wide base gives it excellent flotation for those deep powder days. Have your name engraved for a nominal fee. $149.95-169.95. Mountain Boy Sledworks 
5) Winner of the Industrial Designers Society of American and Business Week design awards, the Hammerhead Sled is an ergonomically design model for those who crave precision handling in the snow. You can pimp your sleigh with extras like lights, side-view mirrors, a horn, and interchangeable runners. $349.00.
4) The Lesto sled is akin to an Eames chair for the slopes. Designed by Sebastian Götte, the concept design is made of two molded plywood parts for good shock absorption and a comfortable upright position.

posted by: Nancy H.

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One response to “Re-Imagining the Classic Sled

  1. If I comment on your site often, can I win one of those #2/3 sleds? Or can I get one for my birthday? Only thing is, I need some snow…not much snow ’round here lately! Great post, though, thanks for awesome stuff!

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