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7 places to go Sledding This Winter

December 30, 2020

7 places to go Sledding This Winter

December 30, 2020

We are so lucky to have a nice sledding hill in our backyards – low commitment if any of the kids have a meltdown! However, we did some research and rounded up some hills that look like the perfect place to try sledding this winter in and outside of the Madison, Wisconsin area.


Justin Trails Resort

Sparta, WIWe stayed at Justin Trails this fall and it was a place we knew we wanted to go back and visit again. You can read about that (here). They have two hills that have snow tubes available for use or you can bring your own. You can go during the day or night. When we visited, they told us they usually have a fire to warm up around and hot chocolate available!

Learn more about tubing at Justin Trails here.

Added Bonus: You can snowshoe on the trails around the property and there is disc golf courses in summer.

Cost: $5 for a trail pass


elver Park

Madison, WI. We have not been to Elver Park for sledding either but some friends have gone and said its a fun and fast hill!

Cost: Free to sled. They have sleds for rent by the hour, or you can purchase a sled for $20.


Lodi Golf Course

Lodi, WI. As kids, my husband would usually go to the Lodi Golf Course. If you park at the clubhouse, you are already starting at the top of the fill. Rumor has it, this is a pretty fast hill!

Cost: Free


Olbrich Park

Madison, WI. There is a big spacious hill by the water at Olbrich Park available for sledding. An added bonus is views of the lake from here!

Cost: Free


Water Tower Park

Waunakee, WI. A follower recommended Water Tower Park in Waunakee as a great spot for sledding with the family. The park address is 417 Verleen Avenue in Waunakee.

Cost: Free


Indian lake county park

Cross Plains, WI. A follower told us about Indian Lake and now we want to add this to our list of places to try for sledding. We have visited for hikes but not for sledding and can imagine how pretty it is with the snow! Apparently, there is even a fire pit at the top of the hill for warming! How fun!

Cost: Free


Tubing at Cascade Mountain

Portage, WI. Sara and her family did this last year. An added bonus is not having to walk up the hill and pull the tube, as there is a “magic carpet”! There were several runs and it felt very safe, even for our then 4-year old tied up with an adult (this may or may not be allowed, as it is weather-permitting). As always, check their website for Covid-19 rules and restrictions, along with schedules and prices.

Cost: $16-34


For more information on sledding in Madison, visit their website: City of Madison Sledding


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