Sledding through the snow has long since been a favorite winter activity of many families. However, we don’t always live in ideal places for it. If you’re looking for an amazing place to take the kids for a day of exciting winter fun, here’s a list of 5 amazing places to sled!
1. Hyak Sno-park
This highly groomed park is located in Snoqualmie Pass. It’s a great place to take the family for a day of sledding, snowball fights, and snow angels!
Cost: (Sledding is Free, pass needed for parking)
$20/daily Sno-Park permit; $30/daily Sno-Park permit + daily Discovery Pass; $40/Non Motorized Sno-Park Permit valid for the entire winter recreation season.
Open: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., daily (subject to snow availability)
2. Lt. Michael Adams Tubing Park
If you’re not afraid of traveling farther, this Leavenworth park is worth the drive! Older kids will enjoy the 100ft tubing run! Children as young as 4 are also welcome here.
$20/person (valid 90 minutes from time of purchase)
Open: TBD (dependent on weather conditions); extended holidays hours also available. Check their website for dates and times.
3. Paradise Visitor’s Center Snow Play Area
Up near Mt. Rainier’s visitor center in beautiful Paradise is the Snow Play Area! Bring your own tubes, or see about scheduling a snowshoe adventure with a ranger!
Cost: $25/day per family; $50/family for Mt. Rainier Annual Pass; $80/family for National Annual Parks Pass
Open: Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (see website for special holiday hours and opening date).
4. Happy Trails
Located in Easton, Washington, Happy Trails offers a Winter Wonderland for your family. Enjoy sledding the hills and take a sleigh ride over the hills!
Open: Dec. 27-Mar. 2016, 10 a.m.-dusk (subject to snow availability). Not open on New Year’s Day or Super Bowl Sunday.
Cost: $20/Adults; $10/Kids (2-10); under 2 Free
5. Summit Tubing Center at Snoqualmie
An amazing place to tube! Beautifully groomed, this massive center includes 12 individual tubing lanes for maximum fun! Tickets are available for two hour sessions.
Cost: $22-$25/Adults; $20-23/Youth (6-11); $5/Kids (5 & under). Tubing tickets will be available for purchase online as soon as an opening date is announced.
Open: Hours are dependent on natural snowfall. Check the website for days and times.