Family: Cross Country Skiing at xcskiworld.com
Found this site - gives a breakdown of various sleds. We have a mountain smith sled - definitely more of a gear sled but we used it extensively snowshoeing in the Ark valley. Floats OK, but you definitely don't want to break trail with it. Down side - cannot get the child out of the weather - they are outside and the wind screen doesn't do much. We now have a chariot (mostly for the bike trailer option) but finally decided to get the ski attachment. Great on hard pack, you can really bundle the little ones up in bad and cold weather which is important since they're not moving or generating any body heat. Does not float at all - considering replacing the stock xc skiis with some longer, fatter rock skiis for more floatation. We do not XC ski, so I don't have any feedback on either. Rigid stays are nice for pulling, but it gets old not being able to turn your torso after a while and my lower back and hips get sore. Ragged mountain sports in Carbondale (consignment gear shop) had a kinder sled for sale a few weeks ago.