Comparing Spring (2011 - 2015)

It would be hard to believe that this past winter was an absolute frigid one.  But from -20C to +10C is the reality that has arrived, also known as spring.  And with it another end to the season.

Comparing Spring 2011 to 2015


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Your Weekly Winterscape

We got more snow today.

Frozen Scrat


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Sled Review: X Games Arctic Navigator

Arctic Navigator Sled

This sled is very lightweight making it easy to carry around and its construction material feels like some rubbery, flexible foam type that provides great padding for sitting on, and made for a very comfortable ride.

Ribbed surfaceBut the real benefit with its design is that it has a steerable front section that more easily allows you to pivot into a direction of travel.  It also supports a ribbed bottom texture that provides surprisingly good traction to enhance that steering capability.

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It has got comfortable straps in the front and rear to suit any riding style.  Sitting down worked very well enough but lying down headfirst though is where the fun really begins and provided a fun trip down the hill.

So if you've got hills with some obstacles or just an awesome straight away but want some better maneuverability then the Arctic Navigator just might be your ideal sled.

Ratings
(1 = not ideal -to- 5 = Awesome)

Comfort: 4.5
Control: 4.0
Speed: 3.5
Portability: 4
Price: 3



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Cold, But Not Too Harsh. Ya RIGHT!

Here at Tobogganhills.com we look Canadian Winters in the face and dare them to dump on us large mountains of snow.

And this season it delivered!  (careful what you wish for  :)

Snowy backyard

The 2014-15 Canada Winter forecast should have also read, "Harsh, and very cold".  With weeks of -20C or even lower in certain areas, it's cold enough to break sledding equipment and freeze Niagara Falls.

Frozen Niagara Falls

Fortunately it also brought along with it a ton of snow.  So enough complaining about the cold, let's get out there and explore some new hills and share them on the map while you're at it.


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2014 Winter Forecast

Last year’s winter was colder then an ice cube in your freezer.  Which brought tons of snow, but -20C days scared most people off the hills.

Winter 2013-14 Ice and Snow coverage


This winter though should bring a good balance of snow and slightly warmer days to better enjoy the hills.

2014-15 Winter Snow Fall Forecast

We also missed a white Christmas by only 24 hours last winter.  With that said, it’s not too early for inspecting your snow gear and being prepared.

I hear the snowflakes collaborating on a plan.  Wink


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Winter Is Coming

And it's early. 




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April Showers? ... or Snowflakes!

April Showers? ... or Snowflakes!


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Comparing Spring (2011 - 2014)

This last Winter season has been a long and very cold one.  But Spring is now finally emerging, to take away the last bits of snow we have left.

ComparingSpring_2011-to-2014



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Dwornik Mountain 2014

Some dads build ice rinks, others build mountains.  Cool

Dwornik Mountain 2014

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Spring Snow Day

Almost feels like a second Christmas.  Laughing

Spring snow day

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