Magazine article USA TODAY

Go in the Snow

Magazine article USA TODAY

Go in the Snow

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Last winter, our first-grader's teacher told the class that to make it snow, she and her brother wore their pajamas inside out as kids. Our daughter took the advice to heart, convincing her two younger brothers and father to go along and, lo and behold, we enjoyed a record snowfall here in the Northeast. Underline the word enjoyed. In our house, "Let it snow" is a mantra well worth repeating, especially now that we've been wowed by Wham-O's line of SnowBoogie sleds.

The 48"-long XRS-Pro ($34.99) is a big hit because its handles not only let the rider hang on for dear life, but they're also good for steering and braking. That's especially important since the XRS's Speed Slick bottom ensures an extra-fast ride. Luckily, the lightweight foam construction is shock absorbing as well.

The 36" Stuntboard ($24.99), meanwhile, is designed to be a "skateboard for the snow," thanks to its polyethylene plastic-molded construction and channeled base for stability and tracking. And let's not forget the rockered design for kickflips and aerial tricks.

The 46" Skeleton ($29.99), meanwhile, is the SnowBoogie line's flagship unit, with a tow rope and reinforced handles, it accommodates one or two riders. …

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