I got myself a new sled for my birthday or, maybe I should say, I bought an old sled with a brand new sled bag, as this Polaris nordic style pulka sled, made by Gösta Karlberg of Kallasgården in Dalarna, is somewhere between 20-30 years old. Still in excellent condition though! Gösta has been building sleds and mushing dogs for more than 40 years and his Polaris skijoring pulks are very popular among competitive skijorers in Sweden.
We’re not into racing with our Malamutes but this lightweight pulk will be perfect for mountain excursions as the large and functional sled bag packs everything you need for a week-long excursion.
We had a nice and interesting visit at Kallasgården, where we also got to meet Gösta’s beautiful Greenland Dogs. Gösta is a great source of information when it comes to trails, dogs and equipment. I’m sure we’ll be visiting again to buy a second sled in the future.