During those unpredictable winter months in St. Louis where it actually snows, there’s one activity that you just can’t pass up: sledding! There’s nothing like gliding over a hill fresh with powdery snow and climbing back up to the top all over again while bearing the cold air – simply because it’s worth it.
While we’ve still got some snow left on the ground, grab your sleds and saucers, galoshes and gloves, and head to the best sledding spots all over the city. But fair warning: sledding encourages a fair amount of giggling and almost always ends with a cup of hot chocolate.
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Art Hill is the ultimate hill for sledding. You know it, we know it. And we weren’t going to pass it up just because it’s a popular sledding spot. Don’t underestimate the Hill of all hills. With scenic Forest Park views and enough space to house crowds for Fair St. Louis on the Fourth of July, Art Hill is the first stop on your sledding adventure.
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Bluebird Park in Ellisville is located just south of Manchester Road and has activities for every season, not just sledding. In the summer they host concert series and movie nights. Later in the fall you can participate in a chili cook-off and in the winter, take your pick of going sledding or having breakfast with Santa (or both).
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Blanchette Park in the city of St. Charles is known for 44 acres, several baseball diamonds, the Little Library, Rau Garden and of course, the sledding hill known as Bum’s Hollow. We’ll see you there.
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Home of the Butterfly House and the St. Louis Carousel, Faust Park transforms effortlessly into a winter wonderland – just add snow. And once the snow melts, you can look forward to the Faust Heritage Festival and Parks Food Truck Fest!