About Kicksled Alaska


Kicksled Alaska 

Thank you for your interest in Kicksled Alaska. We are a family-owned business based in Anchorage, Alaska. Our mission is to build and support a kicksledding culture in Alaska and beyond.

Val Walsh was first introduced to kicksledding around 2010. Her father had purchased one from Craigslist as a means to keep up with the family husky. Fast forward to 2018, and that same kicksled took on a new purpose. This time, the sled was being used daily as a wintertime baby stroller - gliding across snowy trails - and for hauling camping gear to forest service cabins on the weekend.

Kicksledding has brought us immense joy. We look forward to sharing this joy with Anchorage and Alaska and can’t wait to see more kicksleds on the trails, lakes, sidewalks and in front of coffee shops and breweries across Alaska.



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E.S. Lahtinen Oy is a family-owned business that was founded in 1928. The company is located in the village of Koura in southern Ostrobothnia in Finland. Originally, the company was founded by Mr. Erkki Samuli Lahtinen with the intention to import and sell Indian Motorcycles from the USA. Eventually, in 1933, the business transitioned into manufacturing kicksleds. All of their kicksleds are manufactured in Finland.

ESLA is the world's largest kicksled manufacturer. In 2001, they manufactured their 1 millionth kicksled.

With nearly 100 years of kicksled manufacturing experience, ESLA has a proven record of creating a reliable product line. Kicksled Alaska is proud to partner with ESLA to continue to grow their business and share kicksledding as an activity with our fellow Alaskans. 

You can learn more about ESLA, their environmental impact, values and more here.