Washington December 11, 2016
Here Are the 9 Best Places To Go Sled Riding In Washington This Winter
Considering over half the state has seen snow over the last few days, it’s safe to say that winter is imminent. And while skiing and snowboarding tend to be people’s favorite means of celebration, not everyone has time (or the desire) to make that happen. Plus, you’re really never too old to go sledding. Here are some of our favorite spots.
1. Tubing Park at Ski Hill, Leavenworth
Leavenworth's Ski Hill is a small ski area with two Alpine runs, a tubing hill with rope tows, and cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails.
2. Mt. Rainier National Park
The only place where sledding is allowed in the park is the designated snow play area immediately north of the upper parking lot at Paradise... but if you can find it, it's worth it.
3. Franklin Park, Yakima
When Yakima schools have a snow day, you'll find most of the students sledding down the hills at Franklin Park.
4. Echo Valley Ski Area
This Chelan area ski and tubing hill has rope tows and a four-lane tubing hill. Children five and under can sled free (for everyone else, it only costs $10).
5. Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park's Hurricane Ridge has a small skiing and snowboarding area that also has a tubing run. Stop by the visitors' center for information and a warming area.
6. Lake Wenatchee State Park
The Lake Wenatchee State Park Sno-Park has a carefully groomed Sled Hill perfect for children and kids at heart.
7. Hyak Sno-Park
Hyak Sno-Park is located in the Snoqualmie area, though it's not affiliated with the Summit at Snoqualmie ski resort. In addition to sledding and tubing, you can also go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on the groomed trails.
8. Mount Spokane
Mount Spokane's Ski and Snowboard Park features several lanes of tubing fun and a rope tow to haul sliders back up.
9. Suncadia Resort
Cle Elum's finest resort is breathtaking in the winter, and they have a few amazing hills for sledding and tubing. One of the best sled runs is just behind the Aquatic Center on the golf course.
Love it or hate it,
snow has a way of transforming Washington.