Mountain Boy Sledmaker Brice
Hoskin takes readers through a brief history of sleds and sledding, and
taps into the emotional pull that many of us feel when we see those
first frosty snowflakes — and a beautiful, fast sled. From the use of
sleds in the Olympics and the proper technique for kicksledding to choosing a good hill and making the perfect après-ski cocoa, this book
is sure to charm anyone who likes sleds, at any age.
A former writer and editor, Brice Hoskin combined his lifelong love of
sledding and business acumen to found Mountain Boy Sledworks, a company
devoted to the creation of hand-crafted sleds that are functional and so
much fun to use they make grownups feels like children.
Brice’s company is located in Silverton, Colorado; at 9,318 feet in the
heart of the San Juan Mountains. Silverton receives 150 inches of snow a
year on average, making it a sledding haven — and the perfect testing
ground for Mountain Boy sleds. Throughout the winter, local families can
be seen using Hoskin’s sleds to take their children to school, get
groceries, and race down the nearby ski hill.
This 128-page illustrated book is an excellent
companion to any sled gift. Add a
personalized autograph for an extra
special touch only available from us.
Published by The
Mountaineers Books, Seattle, Washington.