Here Are the Best Places To Go Sled Riding In Tennessee This Winter

Tennessee probably isn’t the first, second, or tenth place you think of when it comes to snow and winter recreation. We get it. But while our winters are generally pretty mild, we can usually count on a couple of good snows each year and at least one that causes us to dig for our sleds and snow boots. And when that day comes, you’ll want to be ready with the best places to go sledding in Tennessee! So without further ado, here are some excellent places to embrace the next snow day in the Volunteer State…

This list of best places to go sledding in Tennessee may be small, but we are pretty sure you can find plenty of sledding hills in Tennessee when the snow flies. We aren’t too upset, anyway. A little bit of snow means a ton of fun precisely when we want it. Because winter in Tennessee can be just as fun as anywhere in the US. Take that, northerners!

For more wonderful winter activities in Tennessee, try this list of the best winter hikes in Tennessee.

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December 12, 2021

Does it snow much during the winter in Tennessee?

While the Volunteer State isn't exactly known as a winter wonderland, we do get a bit of snow each year! How much? Well, while our winters are usually pretty mild, as can generally count on at least a few snowfalls - a big snowfall or two if we're lucky! Higher areas like the Appalachians get around 16 inches of snow each year, while regions like West Tennessee get five inches. So bookmark the above list of best places to go sledding in Tennessee, and have it ready for the next snow day!

Are there any ski resorts in Tennessee?

Ski resorts in Tennessee... do exist! Have you ever visited Gatlinburg, Tennessee? Well, many folks have scratched the fun Tennessee tourist spot off their bucket list, but a majority visit during the snowy wintertime. Ober Gatlinburg is great for those looking to hit the slopes in our landlocked southern state, and we outlined it in the above list. But allow us to wax poetic for a minute. The locally-lauded locale has been a Tennessee tradition for decades, and we have a feeling it’s going to provide the perfect respite you’re looking for this winter season. The snow tubing hill is one of the most popular experiences for families and young folks alike, with 10 lanes that stretch across a 400-foot hill. You can even race your friends and family if you have a competitive streak! Have you visited this epic snow tubing park in Tennessee before?

What are some fun winter day trips in Tennessee?

There are some fun winter day trips in Tennesee if winter's not your cup of (sweet) tea. Here are a few items to add to your to-do list:

We have just the day trip destination for you! Nashville is known for its many entertaining wonders, its fun honkytonks downtown, and all of the elite coffee shops you can think of, nestled next to high-end restaurants and hidden gems. It’s a city of dreamers perfect for tourists and transplants alike. The kind of place that’s welcoming to everyone, no matter where they’ve come from, no matter where they’re going.

The Gaylord Opryland Hotel has long been a local favorite, but have you seen the indoor tropical paradise that’s constructed in the heart of it? It’s almost unbelievable, but well worth a visit, especially in the throes of winter.