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Sled Ahead

Your Winter Will Involve Helicopters and Dogsleds

Soon the skies will coat the lands with frozen white powder so thick, so fluffy, so perfect for packing onto hills and sliding down said hills with great abandon...

Well, we want you to be ready.

And so, here now are your six best sledding and things-similar-to-sledding options this year. Right: tobogganing, dogsledding, an Olympic luge...

Other things you’ll find detailed right below these words.

Luging Like an Olympian
LUGE CHANGE

Luging Like an Olympian

You require: An official Olympic luge track, where you can lie on a small sled and peel around turns at up to 40 mph.
You’ll receive: That. Plus, a bobsleighing track where a driver can shoot you and two friends around at almost double that speed while you lie back and revel in the 5 G forces.

Marginally Dangerous, Exceptionally Fun
STAIR MASTER

Marginally Dangerous, Exceptionally Fun

You require: The massive staircase of a famous art institution, coated in an absurd amount of snow.
You’ll receive: The opportunity to slide down one of the sledding meccas of our country. And inevitably feeling like you are the Rocky Balboa of sledding.

Some Classic Sledding Goodness
SLED RIDDEN

Some Classic Sledding Goodness

You require: Just a good old-fashioned sledding hill. In close proximity to a warm fireplace and a hot toddy.
You’ll receive: The finest hills Central Park has to offer. You may then wander literally anywhere in a five-block radius to find warmth, sustenance and ample spiked hot beverages.

Wherein You Heli-Mush in Alaska
HELI YEAH

Wherein You Heli-Mush in Alaska

You require: Pretty much the opposite of a good old-fashioned sledding hill.
You’ll receive: This remote dogsled camp in Alaska that can only be reached by a half-hour helicopter ride. Once you reach the appropriate snowcapped glacier, you’ll find 200 sled dogs waiting for you to mush with them. It’s not an unimpressive situation.

Tobogganing onto Lake Placid
CHUT-ING RANGE

Tobogganing onto Lake Placid

You require: A 30-foot-high converted ski jump to shoot your toboggan down an ice-covered chute and across 1,000 (frozen) feet of Mirror Lake.
You’ll receive: That, plus probably all the great memories you never got to form in 1980.

Not Sledding, but This Gets a Pass
RUNAWAY INFLATION

Not Sledding, but This Gets a Pass

You require: An utterly enormous snow-tubing park.
You’ll receive: Ten lanes of rolling snowy hills in the middle of Ohio. And a fire pit, somewhere in the general vicinity. For good measure.

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