Over the years we've had many requests from ski resorts and businesses to produce custom downhill toboggans. We have found a way to maintain our traditional design, while customizing some key features to align with our customers’ brand and vision.
Please call, chat or email us to talk through your ideas and we are sure to come up with a creative solution!
- The Custom Process
- Materials and Dimensions
Here at Northern Toboggan Co we are indebted to generations of craftsmen who came before us. Those early frontiersmen and backwoods innovators developed the versatile toboggan sleds we now replicate with our traditional design which was passed to our craftsman from his mentor. When people first began slow-bending boards and pushing the limit of overland snow travel, they were defining the legacy of the wood toboggan. Today we do our best to continue in that spirit of innovation by keeping our commitment to the individual woodsman and making sure that any toboggan they need can be made available. Our custom options showcase the true value of a small dedicated workshop. With our craftsman’s steady-handed expertise and our commitment to using quality material, there are almost no limits on the possible variations for a basic snow sled.
If you have an idea for a new custom modification or you simply want to test what we are capable of, you should not hesitate to call the Sled Maker. His number is 218.386.3005.
We are more than happy to work with businesses developing new toboggan styles which tailor to particular brands and locations. So long as we are able to maintain our characteristic rugged simplicity, we will continue to push the boundaries of what a toboggan sled can become.
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.