About & Contact
Hello and welcome to Alaska's source for kicksledding! Get in touch to learn more about our Finnish kicksleds!
Call or text us with questions: 907.519.2237
502 W 58th Ave, Unit J, Anchorage, Alaska 99518
Entrance on East Side of the building. We are in the same building as Double Shovel Cider Co., just a couple doors south.
By appointment only.
ABOUT KICKSLED ALASKA
Thank you for your interest in Kicksled Alaska. We are a family-owned business based in Anchorage, Alaska. Our mission is to bring more kicksleds to Alaska. Right now, that means importing our first container of sleds from Finland.
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.
After researching kicksled accessories one Sunday morning, Val decided to email the manufacturer, ESLA. The ball started rolling and here we are, selling our first container of Finnish kicksleds in Alaska.
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.
ABOUT E.S. LAHTINEN OY (ESLA)
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 motorcycles from India. 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.