Snow Capped Fun
Winter signals good old-fashioned sleigh rides and an opportunity for fun family adventures. But before enjoying the magic of winter and the glistening snow on the slopes, make sure you keep the following tips in mind, to create a truly memorable experience the whole family can enjoy.
Plan of Action
Check your municipal website for the parks in your area - select a location that offers a variety of slopes, to keep both young and old entertained. Pack a 'winter picnic' including a thermos filled with hot cocoa and marshmallows as a tasty treat.
Warm Fashion for Cool Temperatures
Make sure everyone dresses appropriately, wearing multiple layers to stay warm. Keep heads covered with toques and ensure jackets, pants and gloves are lined and water resistant. Be sure to wear insulated, waterproof footwear with snow-friendly soles to keep your feet dry and warm, preventing slips on icy patches. Nothing spoils a day on the hills like freezing fingers and toes.
Smooth Hills Means Smooth Sledding
Before sailing down the snowy hills, ensure the slope is free of any objects such as ice, rocks, and tree stumps. Hit the hills during the day to easily spot these potential hazards and other tobogganers.
Don't Be a Hill Hog
Climb back up the hill on the far side to keep out of the way of others who are sledding down.
Sledding and tobogganing are true Canadian winter pastimes that are sure to keep the entire family young-at-heart. By using safe equipment, dressing warm, and acting responsibly, your time on the hill is sure to be a thrill for the whole family.