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tobogganing


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In its modern form, the sport of riding down a snow-covered or ice-covered track or slope on a sled. The word derives from a French Canadian term and the toboggan was a basic form of sled used by Native Americans. The sport was developed in Canada, the USA, and Europe in the later 19th century. In the Alps, tracks laid out at Davos, Switzerland, in 1879 provided the foundation for wider participation and experimentation in technique and performance. Three forms of tobogganing evolved from this: luge, skeleton tobogganing, and bobsleigh.

Subjects: Sport and Leisure.


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