Sometimes a quick slide down your neighbourhood hill is the best way to ring in the New Year
If dance floors and cocktail conversations aren’t for you, we suggest a little bit of night tobogganing. There’s something almost other worldly about looking down from the top of a hill, hearing only the scrape of your sled as it glides down, with the moon-reflecting snow lighting up the sky. With the rest of the city dancing, dozing or curling up with a movie indoors, New Year’s Eve is a good opportunity to claim ownership of your local tobogganing hill.
The key to night tobogganing (or any tobogganing) is preparation. Make sure your family and friends are really, really bundled (since you won’t have the benefit of warming sunlight.) Don long johns or tights under your jeans, a thick scarf and a sturdy toque. Layers, people. A pair of backup mittens might come in handy. Also, it will be dark. We suggest bringing along some camping lanterns to boost the natural light situation. Place them at intervals down in hill for an approximate runway. And bring some liquid warmth: a few thermoses of hot chocolate or apple cider will be much appreciated after a few runs on the crazy carpet. This might also be a good night to try some alternative hot chocolates and such.
Any tips to share for night tobogganing?
Photo by D’Arcy Norman on Flickr