Forget that old Flexible Flyer hanging in the garage, or even the handcrafted wooden toboggan. Like vehicles of all sorts, sleds are now being made from a variety of lightweight, high-tech materials, drastically speeding them up in the process. For sheer speed, the Airboard Classic 130-X is a sleek, aerodynamic, blow-up board with lashings of street cred ($279; www.backcountry.com). Aspiring racers can gain status on the slopes with the svelte Super Tramp Snow Champion Deluxe ($200; www.toboggans.co.uk). The prestigious carmaker Porsche has gotten into the game, creating the Kinderland Bob, a slick silver snow bike for kids ($120; porsche.com). And for a supersmooth ride, the Alu High-Tech Sledge has built-in shock absorbers that help riders glide unruffled over uneven surfaces. The buckle-resistant, ergonomic aluminum frame even folds up into a chic carry-all, so you can sashay off the slope in style—or haul it up to the top for one last run ($640; bornrich.org).