We live in an area that gets snow...
the amount varies from year to year, but we usually get some. Last year, we had a LOT of it.... and it was a lot of work....and also fun at times. :)
Since we don't go sledding at the park as often as the kids would like to, our kids figured out a way to sled down the stairs on the deck when the deck had about 20+ inches of snow on it... and it didn't hurt the deck at all. Later we told them they couldn't do that, since it could wear the edge of the steps down, so they removed some of the snow and laid a plywood board over the steps, then packed the snow back on it. This project took a lot of work and they kept adding "improvements". :)
What fun it was .... the saucers were about the only sleds we had... so saucers were used, and they were the best sled for this type of run... although they can also spin a person, which I don't particularly enjoy! :)
Up and down....again and again... they sure had lots of exercise on this. We had this ramp for probably over a month, which means we didn't use those stairs for stairs much during that time.
Here you can see the board just barely visible as it lays on the steps.
When the snow melted some, then we had more snow to cover it again... or they would pack it around the steps.
There is a ramp/bump about halfway down, which made it more exciting...
I went down a couple of times on the first few days when there was a lot of snow... it was fun... but not all that fast, so they kept using it to pack the snow down and make it faster.
They wanted to go faster and farther.... so they misted it one night with some water. Yes, that helped.
Yes, it was faster! Oh no, is she okay?
My husband went down once... after it was a bit more slippery... he wiped out halfway down and hurt himself, so that was the only ride for him.
It was handy and fun to have it so close... they loved going out and going down a few times and then came back in without getting too cold. They did ask if they could improve the ramp by taking it off of the roof instead of the deck.
We said NO!!!!! :)
This year we have had very little snow and recently we were talking about that snow slide. Will we do it again? I'm not sure... we coated the deck this year and don't want it damaged and there isn't much snow, but who knows? Maybe we would do it again. I'd be willing to ride it again now. :) I love that we can have fun with our kids and build good memories.
Thank you for visiting today. I hope you are building many wonderful memories with your family also... and I hope you have a great week. :)
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