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Posted at 1:00 PM ET, 12/23/2009

D.C. sledding gets creative

By Ann Posegate

Wx and the City

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What, exactly, is a sled? At a popular sledding hill in Northwest D.C. over the weekend, the answer was open to interpretation.

No matter if the "sled" was from the kitchen, bathroom, closet or garage, if it had a flat surface, it was fair game.

Which "sled" do you think worked the best? Surprisingly, the PAM-coated plastic bin wasn't too shabby.

Keep reading for more sledding video...

Here is my experience trying it out:

But, as it turns out, the bin wasn't made to hold two people:

And the winner is ... yup, you guessed it: the cardboard box wrapped in a shower curtain.

Have you gone sledding yet this week? If so, what did you use and where are the best hills? If not, get outside and try! Just watch out for trees ...

By Ann Posegate  | December 23, 2009; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Humor, Posegate, Winter Storms, Wx and the City  
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"Tray-ing" or 'borrowing' a food service tray to go sledding is pretty much de rigueur at colleges in upstate NY (Cornell, Binghamton, and others i'm sure), and has been for decades. not sure anyone tried the shower curtains back then, but there would probably be a revolt if all the curtains disappeared during a snowstorm - when they're the most needed! ;-)

Posted by: TheBorg | December 23, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

I would've thought the cardboard box might work good by itself in a dry snow...

Here's a short run in the backyard with a plastic toboggan.

I've been considering getting cross country skiis... any recommendations/good shops in VA for that? Of course if I do buy some, that will probably mean no more snow the rest of the winter...

Posted by: spgass1 | December 23, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Several people at my hill were using a yoga mat covered in a big trash bag. That worked...okay. Of course the usual cookie sheets and trash can lids came out as well.

Posted by: rallycap | December 23, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

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