I get what the wintertrekking guys do.. If you're snowshoeing, it's often easier to have a hand on the rope going down hills, this is what I do (even in hilly country). Although for truly "problematic" terrain my winter rig is basically a 90 litre huge pack upside down on a pelican sled, so while I normally pull it, it's not too tough to pick it up, put it on my shoulders, and carry it as a big ol' pack for a little while (with the sled still lashed on). Your sled looks perfect for that techique tom, assuming you have a big ol' monster pack somewhere (it's the only time I use the big 90 litre beast)
skiiing of course, you probably want pulk style poles.
Edited by phat (02/08/11 02:12 AM)