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From The Blog Best of: Sledding & tubing spots

I’m gonna let this one slide

There’s no better way to get out in fresh, fluffy powder and have fun the old-fashioned way than on a sled – and best of all, two of our favorite local sledding spots are free and open to all! So round up the kids (or make it a chance to relive your own childhood), grab a tube, sled, or toboggan, and get ready. The great outdoors is waiting…

Vintange Mt Tom skiing
newenglandskihistory.com
A vintage shot of a ski lesson at the Mt Tom Ski Hill from newenglandskihistory.com

Mt Tom Sledding Hill

  • Location: Just north of Billings Farm & Museum on Route 12 in Woodstock
  • Price: Free

If you’re familiar with the history of this convenient sledding spot (within walking-distance of town) – it’ll come as no surprise how perfect it is for downhill fun. Need a hint? In fact, this wide-open face featuring a 500-foot vertical drop was once a bustling ski area!

Now part of the Rainbow Playschool property, in a past life, the ungroomed hill featured five trails and two lifts, operating from the early 1950s to the 1980s. Today, all you need is a thick layer of snow, a tube or sled, and a few hours to wile away in this winter wonderland.

Quechee Sledding Hill

  • Location: Behind the Base Lodge on the 18th fairway of the Highland Golf Course of the Quechee Club at 3268 Quechee Main Street, Quechee, VT (10 minutes from Woodstock village)
  • Price: Free
  • Features: Groomed within the fenced area (daytime only), conditions permitting

Happiness is fresh snow and a sled! You can speed down the Quechee Sledding Hill – located next to the Quechee Ski Hill – in a rush of snow and laughter till its time to warm up by the crackling fire at the nearby base lodge for a family-friendly day of outdoorsy fun. Just don’t forget to bundle up and drag your favorite sled along for the ride!

Sledding child
Tubing park at Killington
Chandler Burgess for Killington Resort

Killington Tubing Park

  • Location: The Clubhouse on East Mountain Road across from the Killington Grand Resort Hotel at 3861 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751 (30 minutes away from Woodstock village)
  • Price: Click here for rates
  • Features: Groomed, tube rentals, lift
  • Season: December 21, 2019 - March 29, 2020, conditions permitting, Fridays 4 – 7 PM, Saturdays and peak 10 AM – 7 PM, Sundays 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Height requirements: At least 36" tall

Want to up the ante? There’s no question, the beast of the east is here to deliver. Tube rentals, lift service, multiple lanes, and a nearby lodge mean harnessing a downhill thrill ride has never been easier!

Tubing at Ascutney Outdoors

  • Location: 449 Ski Tow Road Brownsville, VT 05037 (30 minutes away from Woodstock village)
  • Price: Click here for rates
  • Features: Groomed, tube rentals, lift, night service
  • Season: To be determined, with weekend lifts running Saturday from 12 – 4 PM, 6 – 8 PM, and Sunday from 12 – 4 PM
  • Height requirements: At least 42" tall

Downhill fun doesn’t end at dusk at Ascutney Outdoors, where a brand-new tubing lift shuttles every member of your crew up the 500-foot slope – so you spend less time hoofing it uphill and more time zipping down the snow with the wind in your hair!

Aerial shot of Mt Ascutney
Mount Ascutney aerial by Jared C. Benedict licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en

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