Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sledding hills

Gentle reader, I'm sure you've noticed that we are getting some snow today. That must mean you have sledding on your mind. My personal favorite sledding spot is Huron Hills Golf Course. It is steep and has a great long run. I know people also love the hills at Vets Park and Hunt Park. In Ypsilanti, Riverside Park and Ypsi High are also very popular.

Gentle reader, what are your favorite sledding hills? Here's a from the Damn Arbor archives with more information on sledding. Note: This article was first published on Dec. 27th, 2012.

Look out your window. We've got some snow. It's the holidays so you really have no excuse not to go sledding. With that in mind, I am posting some links to some classic articles about sledding in Ann Arbor:

Guide to Ann Arbor: Sled-DANG! In A2 from Damn Arbor's very own Quinn Davis

Sledding on Arborwiki

Guide to the Ann Arbor area's best sledding hills by Ed Vielmetti

I will add this: Huron Hills is probably my favorite sledding spot in the city (see this article on the Chronicle). The Arb is pretty sweet for sledding too. But the frozen hummocks of grass kind of hurt your bum as your sled there. And it's borderline illegal. But really it doesn't matter where you sled, as long as you get out and enjoy yourself.


  1. I'm a Huron Hills sledder, or at least I was when I was a kid. Nice hill, and only five minutes from home. With a good run-up, you can fly all the way to the road.

  2. The fact that the grass is mowed so low really helps reduce drag and make for a more comfortable ride. The Arb may have steeper hills, but the ride is much less comfortable because of all the hummocks.