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 in Vermont?  It has 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 is always better than the last.

We have a few great videos to get your adrenaline pumping along with a list of great sledding hills in 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 at 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 where to go sledding in Vermont this winter…  Once the snow hits, you’ll be prepared to take off!

Where is your favorite place to go sledding in Vermont during the winter? Let us know below in the comments section. We look forward to hearing from you.  Like this post if you’re ready for an adventure – and fresh snow!

Looking for more fun activities to do this winter in Vermont? Check out these 8 family-friendly winter activities in Vermont this winter. And check out 9 beautiful Vermont towns in wintertime for great day trip ideas throughout the Green Mountain State.

Address: Sharp Park, 204 Cobble Hill Rd, Milton, VT 05468, USA
Address: Memorial Park Drive, Memorial Park Dr, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Address: Burlington Country Club, 568 S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
Address: Calahan Park, 45 Locust St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
Address: 68 Pleasant Valley Rd, Underhill, VT 05489, USA
Address: The Old Round Church, 29 Round Church Rd, Richmond, VT 05477, USA
Address: Ralph Myhre Golf Course, 317 Golf Course Rd, Middlebury, VT 05753, USA
Address: Hubbard Park, 400 Parkway St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Address: Hard'ack, St. Albans Town, VT 05478, USA
Address: Stowe Elementary School, 254 Park St, Stowe, VT 05672, USA
Address: Granville Gulf Reservation State Forest, Granville, VT 05747, USA
Address: Lincoln Gap Road, Lincoln Gap Rd, Warren, VT, USA

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Winter in Vermont

November 15, 2022

What is Vermont like in the winter? 

Winter in Vermont is gorgeous, cold, and filled with fun winter activity possibilities. Temperatures almost exclusively stay under 32 degrees. But there are many winter activities to get excited about, including:

  • Hiking
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Winter camping
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice skating


For more ideas of what winter is like in Vermont, check out these
12 best winter spots in Vermont to explore this winter.

Is Vermont worth visiting in winter? 

Vermont is worth visiting in the winter due to its beauty, fun winter activities, and amazing small towns. From skiing to sledding, and winter hikes to quaint Christmas towns, Vermont during the winter is a great place to visit. 

Is Vermont the coldest state? 

Vermont is not the coldest state in the U.S., but it is consistently one of the coldest places. It has an average temperature of 43.2°F, making it the seventh coldest state in the U.S. For more information about what Vermont is like during the winter, check out the 21 things no one tells you about surviving Vermont winters.

What are the best winter hiking trails in Vermont?

The best winter hiking trails in Vermont include: 

  • Mount Olga, Butler Lodge Trail
  • Red Rocks Park Loop Trail
  • Robert Frost Wayside Trail,
  • Sterling Pond Trail
  • Lye Brook Falls
  • Owl’s Head

Check out more winter hiking trails in Vermont with these beautiful Vermont trails in the winter. 

Address: Sharp Park, 204 Cobble Hill Rd, Milton, VT 05468, USA
Address: Memorial Park Drive, Memorial Park Dr, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Address: Burlington Country Club, 568 S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
Address: Calahan Park, 45 Locust St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
Address: 68 Pleasant Valley Rd, Underhill, VT 05489, USA
Address: The Old Round Church, 29 Round Church Rd, Richmond, VT 05477, USA
Address: Ralph Myhre Golf Course, 317 Golf Course Rd, Middlebury, VT 05753, USA
Address: Hubbard Park, 400 Parkway St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Address: Hard'ack, St. Albans Town, VT 05478, USA
Address: Stowe Elementary School, 254 Park St, Stowe, VT 05672, USA
Address: Granville Gulf Reservation State Forest, Granville, VT 05747, USA
Address: Lincoln Gap Road, Lincoln Gap Rd, Warren, VT, USA

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