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Crash course: Local modes of transportation

EU - European Region Development Fund


USEPulled by someone or something. Used either for cargo or for people. Also used for fun on downhill slopes.

PROS:  Helps you to easily pull things over snow and ice. Fun downhill.

CONS: There are many different types of pulks. The smaller plastic ones are often fragile and the larger ones tend to be cumbersome.

DIFFICULTY: Few difficulties.


USE: Second to none if you, like Jesus, would like to walk on (frozen) water in winter. Snowshoes give you the best possible way to move across snow and ice.

PROS: Deep snow will be no obstacle to your exploration of the outdoors.

CONS: Takes a heavier toll on your leg muscles than one might think. Be prepared to become exhausted.

DIFFICULTY: Requires a slightly odd walking technique, very different from your normal walk. A minor obstacle, however, very easy to learn.


USE: For short or slightly longer transportation over ice or densely packed snow. Can also carry a passenger.

PROS: Suitable for two people. Very fun down hill.

CONS: Requires a hard, wintery surface. Does not work on gravel. Can be hard to steer in higher velocities.

DIFFICULTY: With basic balancing abilities you’ll be just fine.

Snow slider

USE: Hunting for adrenaline rushes on steep slopes.

PROS: Easy to carry.

CONS: Difficult (near impossible) to steer. Some chance of pain in the rear end.

DIFFICULTY: Actually staying on the slider all the way down the slope.


USE: Transport for children, fun downhill toy.

PROS: Steerable, usable for getting children from point A to point B.

CONS: Goes downhill very quickly and is not optimized for safety. Use a helmet!

DIFFICULTY: Steering the toboggan at high speed is very difficult. Be careful if you’re not experienced.