The name of the sport is pulka. The sled can be used to carry supplies such as a tent or food, or transport a child or other person. In Norway, pulks are often used by families with small children on skiing trips (small children being pulled by the parents). In Sweden, pulks are often used, mostly by children, as a winter toy for going downhill. Pulks are nowadays made of plastic, which makes them cheap to buy.
A larger pulk, designed for transporting larger amounts of goods, is called ahkio [ahkio] in Finnish. This word is also used by the US Army for a human-drawn snow sled.
- Called pulka in Swedish, pulk in Norwegian, bulki in Northern Sami.
- The Sámi and their reindeer – University of Texas at Austin
- "The Gear Junkie," a syndicated newspaper columnist in the United States, has an in-depth review of a pulk sled here: http://thegearjunkie.com/gear-review-eds-wilderness-systems-ski-pulk
- Providing reviews of a number of XC ski sleds: http://www.xcskiworld.com/family/Parents/sleds.htm
- A French pulk website: http://www.skirandonnenordique.com
- Building a Backcountry Pulk: http://laughingdawg.blogspot.com/2008/01/building-backcountry-pulk.html
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