Northern Toboggan Co

The Winter Essential

$760.00
  • Close up of the front curl on a basic wooden toboggan

Northern Toboggan Co

The Winter Essential

$760.00

Meet The Winter Essential. Our clients of Northern Canada prefer our “non-disposable” oak boards over any fiberglass or plastic sled because they often last generations of hard use, not just a season or two. Historically, woodsmen would boil or steam wooden planks, bending the boards into a makeshift curl to better ride across the frozen north.  In those days, simple ancestors of The Winter Essential oak board wood toboggan were pulled by hand or by dog without anything but coarse woven rope and brute strength. The right amount of bend could greatly reduce travel times allowing for heavier loads, wider trapping territory and better connected communities. It’s in the spirit of that tradition, of simple steam bent wood, that we founded our company. In that way, The Winter Essential might be the most central of all our products.  A classic shape, an elegant curve -- refined and enhanced over decades of workmanship. The Winter Essential toboggan still offers everything you need for freighting family, firewood or gear through the snow.  Its sturdy red oak construction offers only the essentials -- functionality, style, and dependability year after year.

While we have standardized the most popular length and width, there are Custom Sizes Available.

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