Whilst we don't necessarily have a 'black run' here in Havran we do have a lot of fun and it takes a great bit of skill to go with the wooden sledge.
Having previously been non-winter-sports enthusiasts the sledge has always been the limit of our ability. So it was of great anticipation when we first moved here and saw the dusty relic in the corner of the barn that we couldn't wait for the first snow to fall.
The skill is obviously to avoid trees on the more challenging runs. Steering is an art with your feet but without taking out the speed out.
For added comfort for the lady an ikea bench cushion has proved a valuable optional extra whilst leisurely accelerating.
Now I have seen some ski's left behind here as well..