Careering downhill on a sled is a winter memory for many who grew up in countries with a snowy season. Snow travelers in Japan can bring back childhood memories, or create new ones, by trying out some sledding and sleigh experiences. Sledding is a great first snow experience for young travelers, or anyone not confident in donning a pair of skis or strapping themselves to a snowboard. Sledding can be dangerous when sharing the slopes with skiers and snowboarders, so some ski resorts in Japan have dedicated sledding hills. Most of these resorts offer more than simple wooden sleds, too. Technology has advanced quite significantly and snow travelers can now try out sleds known as snow racers. These modern-looking sleds come equipped with handles for better control.
If the idea of tumbling off a toboggan is not appealing, consider a sleigh ride. At some resorts, elegant carriages drawn by horses or reindeer take guests on a more leisurely excursion through the snow and make for great family memories or a romantic activity. If you still need that kick of adrenaline, consider a guided dog-sledding experience.