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Time for Toboggans! The Best Sledding Spots in Ogden

12 February 2014
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Nothing quite rounds out the winter like a sledding trip. Fun for the whole family, and (generally) free – this is a great way for the whole family to enjoy some fresh pow! We haven’t had a whole lot of snow down in the valley this year, but now you are prepared for the next storm! When the flakes fly next, pack up the kids and a thermos of hot cocoa and get sliding! Remember to wear helmets, safety first!

In no particular order, some of Ogdens best sledding hills:

Mount Ogden Park – 3144 Taylor Ave - Holy-moly this is an AWESOME park for sledding. Smaller hills for the smaller kids, bigger hills for the more adventurous, plenty of parking and just up the hill from Grounds for Coffee- grab a hot cocoa and give it a go next snowfall! Maybe you’ll see us there!

Rhomer Park – 5100 S 650 W – Washington Terrace – Rhomer park is on the west ridge of Washington Terrace, overlooking Riverdale. It’s a roomy, gently sloping sledding hill with space to accommodate lots of sledders. This hill is great for sledders of all ages.

Lomond View Park - 220 East Elberta Drive - A nice, long gentle sloping hill which is very popular with neighbors- perfect because before you know it; sweet jumps are being made, the snow is packed and slick, and a good time is had by all!

El Monte Golf Course - 1300 Valley Drive - Remember to ask permission before sledding on any golf courses, however, this was suggested to me as one of Ogdens top sledding hills!

Art Nord Trailhead - State Road 226, Ogden, Utah - In the winter State Road 226, also called Old Snowbasin Road, is closed to traffic and anybody can go sledding on the road.

Monte Cristo Snowmobile Parking Area – Head up SR39 until you reach the Snowmobile recreation area parking. There is a nice hill off to the right that is acceptable for sledders of all ages. If you have a snowmobile it obviously makes it a lot funner to tow the tubes out to the bigger hills, but there are quite a few areas right off the road that suit just fine! Wear your helmets, dress brightly, and be aware of any snowmobilers around you.

North Ogden Divide - The North Ogden Divide Trailhead, at the top of the North Ogden Divide Canyon Road is a USFS trailhead and serves as the launch point for 5 area summits. The sledding hill here is a long hill with a series of bumps, which makes for a fun rollercoaster type ride! From I-15, Take exit 344 (the 12th Street exit). Drive East on 12th Street for 2 miles. Turn North onto Washington and drive toward Ben Lomond for about 3.5 miles. Turn right onto 3100N and continue up N. Ogden Canyon Road. The trailhead and a parking lot will be on the top (about 3 miles) on your right. If you start heading down, you’ve gone too far. It’s big, you can’t miss it!

Paid Sledding Hills

Snowbasin: Tubing is available in single-ride, triple-ride, six-ride and unlimited day passes. Discounts are offered to ski season pass holders on the latter three. The tubing hill is only open on weekends and holidays during the ski season, running from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Snowbasin’s tubing hill offers four lanes of varying ability levels. The lanes are serviced by a rope tow.

The tubing hill is located a short walk from the base lodge facilities of Snowbasin, via snow or parking lot. During the primary season, a shuttle bus stops near the tubing hill, providing service back to the base area near Earl’s Lodge. Snowbasin offers tubers free hot chocolate at Earl’s Lodge after 2 p.m. http://www.snowbasin.com/