Sledding is a beloved winter activity for people of all ages, and for good reason! Who doesn't love careening down a snowy hill at high speeds, feeling the cold wind in their face and the thrill of the ride? If you're looking to join in on the fun, read on for all the details on the what, where, whys, and hows of sledding down sledding hills.
Sledding, also known as sledging or tobogganing, is the act of riding down a hill on a sled. Sleds can be made of a variety of materials, such as wood, plastic, or metal, and come in all shapes and sizes. Some popular types of sleds include saucers, tubes, and traditional sleds with runners.
Sledding hills can be found just about anywhere there's snow and a clear slope. Some popular places to go sledding include parks, ski resorts, and even backyard hills or piles made by a snow plow. Just find a hill that is not too steep or icy, and make sure it is clear of any obstacles.
Sledding is a great way to get outside and enjoy the winter weather, burn off some energy, and have a ton of fun. It's also a cheap and easy activity that requires minimal equipment, making it accessible to just about anyone. When you're ready to go, sit or lay on your sled and push off with your feet to start your descent. Lean back to control your speed and steer with your feet or hands. And most importantly, remember to have fun!
So why wait? Grab your sled and head to the nearest hill for a thrilling day of sledding. Just be sure to stay safe and follow all rules and regulations. Happy sledding!
Here's some of our favorite sledding hills
Ashton, Idaho9.7 miles NE of Ashton, Idaho
Bear Gulch is an abandoned ski hill out of operation since 1969. While the vegetation is beginning to take over, there's still some great sledding to be had. It's just far enough into the...Camp, Cross-country Ski, Hike, Sled
Saint Anthony, Idaho8.9 miles W of Saint Anthony, Idaho
Egin Lakes is one of the favorite gateways to the St. Anthony Sand Dunes. The lakes themselves are unusually shallow and where you'll actually find a lake depends greatly on what time of the...Sled, Swim
Teton Lakes Golf Course
Rexburg, Idaho1.7 miles NW of Rexburg, Idaho
This golf course is open year round, for golfing in the summers to cross country skiing in the winter. During the winter the course has over two miles of groomed cross country ski trails. You can...Cross-country Ski, Sled
Jefferson County Lake (AKA Rigby Lake)
Rigby, Idaho2.0 miles N of Rigby, Idaho
Rigby Lake has long been a favorite swimming hole for those in the area. The county has taken it well under its wing and made it a buzzing spot on any warm summer day. Along with the long standing...Camp, Canoe, Dive, Kayak, Sled, Swim 0.1 mi
Founder's Square Hill (Under the Water Tower)
Rexburg, Idaho1.8 miles SE of Rexburg, Idaho
This is a great sledding hill. It's about the perfect steepness and really wide. It's also big enough to make it worth a little run on a snowboard or an inner tube. While this is a pretty...Sled 0.1-0.5 mi
Rexburg, Idaho0.9 miles N of Rexburg, Idaho
Eagle Park is a little urban oasis. Once you drive in to this cottonwood forest along the river, you may forget that you're still inside Rexburg city limits. You can camp, picnic, throw rocks in...Camp, Hike, Mountain Bike, Sled
Rexburg, Idaho1.0 miles E of Rexburg, Idaho
When the snow piles up in the streets, the wonderful city of Rexburg moves the snow to the park. It gets piled on the side of the road on top of what is a small sledding hill to start with. The hill...Sled
McCall, Idaho10.4 miles NE of McCall, Idaho
McCall is a beautiful resort town located in western Idaho, two hours north of Boise. It's feautures a multitude of activity of activities in both the Winter and Summer months, including:...Backpack, Camp, Canoe, Cross-country Ski, Hike, Kayak, Mountain Bike, Sled, Snowshoe, Swim