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Here Are the 12 Best Places To Go Sledding In Vermont This Winter

Here in Vermont, we can make a sledding hill out of just about anything, but there are some places that have sledding hills that draw out the whole town when the day is just begging for a little sliding action.  After all, what’s not to like about sledding?  It has the three of Vermont’s favorite things – it’s fast, fun and free!  It’s “snow” much fun!

Some of my earliest memories are of racing down hills on sleds and the thrill of the rush still excites me today.  I see the same excitement on my own children’s faces with their rosy cheeks, snow-covered jackets and smiles wider than Lake Champlain.  No one minds the extra effort of adding more layers of clothes when you know that the day is going to be epic, each run always better than the last.

We have a few great videos to get your adrenaline pumping along with a list of great sledding hills around Vermont.  We’d love to hear where your favorite sledding spots are so be sure to leave a message in the comments.

One of the best sledding hills in the state of Vermont is in Mt. Philo State Park in Charlotte.  The winding road is closed in winter and can be busy with hikers and snowshoers so it’s best to have a sled that steers.  It’s a long hike up, but as you can see – it’s a wild ride down!  Check out this awesome sledding video of Mt. Philo sledding by Youtube user FlyPredatorVT.

Now here is one that made me laugh.  This video was posted by MaxSpeedSledder of his adventure down the Lincoln Gap (more on this below) and it shows an adventurous guy who pulls away from his companion early on….  And she is less than amused by his need for speed when they reunite at the end.  This ride isn’t for the faint of heart!

Last but not least for today’s videos, the hill behind the post office in Shelburne is another great spot for sledding.  Check out this video of a day on this hill by Deane Wang.

Now that you’re pumped up for a day of sledding, let’s talk about some of the best sledding hills in Vermont that you will want to check out this winter…  Once the snow hits, you’ll be prepared to take off!

Where is your favorite place to sled in winter?  Like this post if you’re ready for an adventure – and fresh snow!
Kristin Grimes
Kristin Grimes lives in Vermont, is a freelance writer and busy MOM (Manager of Madness) and WIFE (Washing, Ironing, Feeding, Etc.)