What is a Zipfy?

Inspired by the Olympic sport of the luge and coal shovel racing, the lightweight Zipfy (~ 3½ lbs.) is compact and fast. Made of high-density polyethylene plastic, it is engineered for performance, safety and maneuverability on every type of snow. It features a feet-first design so that riders can control their speed and stop by digging their heels into the snow. With a low center of gravity and the rail design on the underbelly of the sled, riders can carve down the slopes, simply by leaning into the turn. It makes for a great family sport and comes in a variety of vibrant colors.

The Ride Just sit down, hold the handle between your legs, lift your feet and hold on - your legs are supported by the hood of the sled. Zipfy is also very light, so riders will not get tired from hauling their sleds back up the hill.

History & Today Zipfy [pronounced zip’fee] originated in a small town in the Bavarian Alps where it was designed as an improvement to sliding down the hill on coal shovels in the 1960’s. Over the last few years it has become a hip and trendy sport in the German, Austrian and Italian Alps, with competitive races for riders of all ages. Zipfy hit North American slopes for the first time in the Fall of 2007.

Watch 4 short videos of our awesome 10 minute Zipfy Ride (1.5 mile trail) thru the woods!

Watch each of these videos and get excited about one of the safest, easiest sports to participate in: Zipfy Riding.

I am your Zipfy Tour Guide here in Utah! Come and join me!!

The video camera is a "chest harness" so I could capture all the action. This is me riding down my favorite ride

The Go Pro Hero Video Camera captures a taste of this trail but I didn't like this trail as much as the other video, simply because when we rode, it was a narrow, fast, icy trail. The ice makes it harder to dig your heels in to control your speed. It's always a good idea to control your speed if you are riding thru the woods next to big trees and giant rocks! Sorry about the camera angel. I didn't have it pointed low enough to see the trail very well.

This is the second half of my fun ride down the narrow, icy trail. It was still a lot of fun but if I had to choose whether I want an icy trail or a snow packed trail to ride my Zipfy down, I'll always choose the fluffy snow packed trail!

Gail is wearing the camera this time. I'm the yellow streak that rides past her.