The toboggan appears exclusively in Stage 1 of Shiver Star. Kirby stops for a moment and Waddle Dee comes up behind him in the toboggan. Waddle Dee is unable to control it, however, and crashes into Kirby, knocking the hero into the back of the vessel. They then ride it across the snowy landscape. The toboggan defeats any enemy it hits without damaging its passengers. Pressing A causes the vessel to jump, enabling Kirby to collect items and dodge logs or shallow pits. If the toboggan hits an obstacle, it flips over it and continues down the path, leaving Kirby with one point of damage.
At the end of the sequence, Kirby and Waddle Dee panic before crashing into a snow-covered structure. Both characters are launched into the air. Waddle Dee lands head-down in the snow while Kirby bounces through an igloo entrance to fight a ChillyRoom Guarder.
On the sled ride with Waddle Dee, you'll come across a snow mound with a tunnel through it. If you jump at the right time, you can go over the mound. If you come up on the second snow mound of the sled ride, be sure to jump in time so that you'll go over the mound. The Crystal Shard is sitting on top of the second snow mound.”
— Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy guide (BradyGames)
Just like your other rides with Waddle Dee, this one ends with the riders being thrown. Don't worry—you won't take any damage from the impact. Kirby flies into the igloo to the right for the next area of the stage.”
— Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)
Kirby and friend hit the slopes for some winter fun in a toboggan. Well, ol' Kirb' doesn't exactly have the physique for downhill skiing, y'know.”
— Description • Nintendo of America website (pre-release)
When the toboggan crashes into the final obstacle and bounces off its snow-covered top, brown rocks fly up instead of snow. It is unclear why this happens.