We don't own a sled. Somehow pulling 75 lbs of boys along icy paths in the bitter cold does not sound like something on which I want to spend money. Plus, I'd have to find a place to store the plastic space waster all year long. Not to mention, I predict that my cautious preschooler would not go near a hill with kids sliding out of control at thirty miles an hour. And if I proactively purchased a sled in December, it probably wouldn't snow for the rest of the season. So we don't own one. We do own 26" of snow though. We're trying to make do the best we can.