Snow is good, I am looking for sleds online, and I just can't find a real "my childhood" kind of sled. Locally in the stores they don't even have a real sled, just tubes and plastic "bottoms". Online I only found 1 on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Eurosled-Rode...=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1233327465&sr=1-47 I know it is fast, dangerous, but that is the whole point. It is called Eurosled for a reason. I assume American compamies are just too affraid of the liabilities and that's why they make everything plastic and tube. But that takes away the fun!! Of course they are selling ski helmets now, bicycle helmets are almost obligatory, we need so much protection!!!!