OGDEN -- Last winter, there wasn't much snow to speak of along the Wasatch Front all winter long.
So far, this winter is obviously a different story after a large post-Christmas storm blanketed the hills and valleys, and local kids have been taking full advantage.
For eight-year-old Jace Larsen, the timing of the storm was perfect for him to try out the new sled he found under the tree on Christmas morning.
"Last year, we had to drive up to the mountains to find enough snow," said Larsen, who was trying out his new toy at Romrell Park in Ogden last week. "Now we don't have to go so far."
He is just one of many enjoying the time-honored tradition of sledding, a pastime that grew out of the more practical applications of using sleds or sleighs for winter work and transportation needs. In addition to being a highly affordable form of entertainment, sledding also can act as a gateway to involvement in other winter sports, such as snowboarding.
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