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Like others have said:
The most reliable sled, without a doubt, is a well-maintained one! Period!!!
As for riding 2-up in deep snow... it's just about impossible to do. It's hard enough keeping a single-rider sled upright in the deep stuff. My wife tipped over twice on our last ride. The deeper the snow, the more you have to work at keeping it upright and moving forward. Throw an extra rider in the equation, and you'll soon appreciate having them along, 'cause they'll be helping you dig out a stuck sled.
Towing a person is much more doable. What you dont see in the video is the years upon years of experience these folks have riding their sleds. I dont mean to slash you dreams but i had the same one. I quickly found that not only was it really hard to drive in powder but add two novices and you got one stuck sled.
Now dont get me wrong. Sled skiing is really really rewarding. I would just recommend spending as much time just snowmobiling as you can to learn how the thing works. It is not as easy as point up hill, go left go right. The thing is 500 lbs. I have found towing a skier is a bit easier and better for your suspension.
That being said Get a sled. It is really fun.