Inspired by the Conover’s “A SnowWalker’s Companion, this toboggan is modeled after the early toboggans of Native Americans, trappers, and traders of the north. It has a no-maintenance UHMW bottom for ease of pulling and durability. Crosspieces are made of White Ash with a liberal coat of exterior oil. Running line and tumpline are made of black 4mm kernmantle (nylon core with a durable sheath). Toboggan plastic contains black pigment that resists UV better and melts frost off the bottom in the morning sun. All toboggan lengths are made from a solid sheet of UHMW (except for the 11′ HDPE model)Tump strap is a 2″ wide x 48″ long cotton band attached to toboggan with two 9′ lengths of cord. Tump line places you about 9 feet in front of the toboggan. Each crosspiece is fastened using four or five stainless steel screws.

     A loop at the tail allows for controlled descents or skijoring control when under dog power using the orange 9′ drag line included. This toboggan can be gracefully bent or rolled up to fit into any vehicle or the plane that will land you on Beaverhouse Lake for your winter walk back to Ely!

NOTE: All complete toboggans come with BRS Lashing System, tump strap/line, and orange drag line.

SnowWalker Toboggan Kits - for DIY

NOTE: Toboggan kits provide a less expensive alternative to purchasing a completed toboggan. Buying a kit saves 15% off completed toboggan. The kit may also satisfy the creative yearnings of the do-it-yourselfer.


These kits require some knowledge and skill in tool use and assembly. Some fairly basic tools will suffice in the finishing and final assembly of the parts.


You can now visit my BRS YouTube channel to learn more about kit builds. Also, you can always contact me with questions and I will be glad to help.

BRS Lashing Systems

Toboggan Kit Parts (if you want to piece together your own needs)

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