The Sled Book: Tips and Techniques for Winter's Favorite Pastime by Brice Hoskin
A successful sledmaker takes readers through a brief history of sleds and sledding, and taps into the emotional pull that many of us feel when we see those first frosty snowflakes-and a classic wood-and-metal flyer. From the use of sleds in the Olympic Games and the proper technique for kick sledding to choosing a good hill and making the perfect apres-ski cocoa, this book is sure to charm readers of all ages.
A former journalist and editor, BRICE HOSKIN combined his lifelong love of sledding and business acumen to found Mountain Boy Sledworks, a company devoted to the creation of hand-crafted sleds that are not only functional, but so much fun to use that they make grown-ups feel like children. The company is located in Silverton, Colorado; at 9318 feet in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, Silverton receives 150 inches of snow a year on average, making it a sledding haven-and the perfect testing grounds for Mountain Boy sleds. Throughout the winter, local families can be seen using Hoskin's sleds to take their children to school, get groceries, and race down the nearby ski hill.