How to Free Your Sled

Ski-pull method You should always ride with a buddy for safety. He or she can help free your sled if...

December 13, 2018

Ski-pull method

You should always ride with a buddy for safety. He or she can help free your sled if you get stuck. Unless the sled is completely buried, this technique works most of the time.

  1. Position one person near the skis and the other near the throttle
  2. On the count of three, one person pulls on a ski while the other burps the throttle

Sled-roll method

Sometimes it’s easier to roll the sled over rather than dig it out with a shovel, especially if you’re on a hillside.

  1. Start the sled and rev the engine to spin the snow out of the track
  2. Roll the sled onto its edge
  3. Pull the ski a few times to roll it over right-side-up

If you bury your sled in a tree well or other area with no exit, you’ll have to use your shovel. Make a path, free the track and then hit the throttle.