The new sledding hill, a 20-foot-high slope whose base is comprised of snowmaking and will continue to grow with fresh snow from Mother Nature throughout the season, will offer a place for the community to enjoy sledding in the heart of downtown. The free community sledding hill will be open daily from 8am to 10pm starting Friday, December 18. The hill will be groomed periodically, and all users sled at their own risk.
The Parks & Recreation’s Howelsen Hill team trained its snowmaking guns on the area laying the foundation for what would grow into the sledding slope. Additional resources were harnessed and soon the west portion of the Rodeo Grounds corralled enough snow for the new sledding hill to take shape.
With many activities taking place at Howelsen Park this winter, the Community Sledding Hill will be accessed via the 5th Street entrance to the Rodeo Arena and features ample public parking in this area. Please leave parking by the outdoor ice rinks and stables Nordic area for people enjoying those activities and the main parking lot for the ski area.