When I was a kid I usually took the snow hills with a tube. I had a super tube, this slick plastic thing that was really fast, I would actually pass other inner-tubers on it. I would bring my dog on his leash and he would run down with me, often pulling me even faster and then try to pull me back up the hill to go again, he was a runner… a thrill junkie. Every once in a while though there would be that family that would show up with the giant, old-school, wooden toboggan. Riding down with them could often result in injury.