For many people, the first experience with sliding on the snow is in a sled. Here are some of its advantages:
- Cheap — you can buy a sled at the grocery / hardware store for $10
- Lightweight — even small children can carry one
- Requires no skill — just sit down and slide down the hill
The biggest thing in favor of sledding may be that it introduces children to the thrill of sliding down the hill, which after all, is a major point of snowboarding.