Build your own wooden snowshoe with NTCo's Snowshoe Kit. NTCo partners with Country Ways, a long time steward of traditional outdoor kits and supplies. We craft the wooden frames and get supplied both printed and digital guides for assembling your own kit!
Similar to a large Ojibwa snowshoe in general shape and function, the Alaskan's upturned toe, large surface area, and sleek profile excel at covering open trail distances through any depth of snow. These are excellent snowshoe for large people, for carrying large packs, and for those who prefer the classic frontiersman style.
- Materials and Dimensions
Material and Dimensions:
- Red Oak
- Stainless Steel hardware
- Premier roping - white braided Dacron and a braided polyester for the tan tow rope.
- Overall Length (includes curl) = 93 inches
- Length of Flat = 73 inches
- Width = 16 inches
- Total Weight = approximately 26 lbs.
The Luxury Wooden Toboggan is modeled after our original cargo Traditional Toboggans. These originals have been thoroughly tested through decades of use in the harsh Canadian North. By extending these traditional principles, we created the highest quality downhill toboggan by design, construction, materials, and beauty. It has to be to have our brand. You won't find another toboggan with a story and quality like this.
Carefully building these toboggans for downhill sledding, our Craftsman laminates every wooden toboggan crosspiece in order to withstand decades of repeated twisting. The gradual initial curl allows our downhill sled to ride higher, rather than plow into snowdrifts and in powdery conditions. We have learned from generations of craftsmen and have continued to perfect a natural bending process that allows us to use thicker boards. Constructing toboggans of red oak also provides a beautiful and durable grain perfect for winter snow sleds.