Rocket Down the Best Ann Arbor Sledding Hills - Child sitting in sled going down hill at Rolling Hills

Rocket Down The Best Ann Arbor Sledding Hills This Winter

As a mom with a tween who adores the thrill of sledding, I understand the quest for the perfect place for sledding in Ann Arbor to guarantee hours of winter wonderland fun. Over the years, I’ve received fantastic recommendations from readers and have taken my daughter to test numerous snowy slopes.

This has let us build the most complete list of hills for sledding near Ann Arbor. But, this article is so much more than a simple list; it’s a culmination of firsthand experiences, insights from the community, and a dedication to providing your family with the ultimate set of options for sledding hills near Ann Arbor.

I’ve got detailed profiles on four different sledding hills that have captured my daughter’s heart plus the recommendations of locals. From the exhilarating slopes that offer the perfect blend of speed and safety to those boasting breathtaking winter scenery, each hill has its unique charm.

So, if you’re on the hunt for good hills for sledding near Ann Arbor that cater to the needs of both parents and tweens, look no further. Let’s embark on a snowy journey together and discover the best sledding hills that Ann Arbor has to offer – because every winter day should be filled with laughter, joy, and unforgettable sledding memories!

My daughter has been a daredevil on the sledding hill since she was a preschooler! She easily conquered the large hill at Rolling Hills even if the climb back up was a challenge. But, if your child isn’t quite as daring And be sure to check the section below for recommendations for readers including some small sledding hills near Ann Arbor.

Where to Go Sledding Near Ann Arbor

Rolling Hills County Park

Rolling Hills is the most established sledding hill in the Ann Arbor area. They have a rental room, lights for night sledding, and roped off lanes making a return path that is relatively easy to safely climb – without the risk of being hit by a sledder.

Ann Arbor Sledding Hills - Rolling Hills

The rental room offers tube rentals – making one of the closest options for snow tubing near Ann Arbor! They used to offer toboggans, but it appears they no longer have toboggans for rent. The rental room also offers skis for cross country skiing.

They have a great parking lot right near the top of the hill!

There is an entry fee to enter Rolling Hills ($10/county resident). But we often purchase an annual pass ($45/calendar year) to visit the water park, so it doesn’t cost us extra. Additionally, we have found the park entrance gate not always attended during the winter.

Note the Rental Room does not open when it is below 13F. Park closes at dusk on these days.

Read our profile of Rolling Hills Sledding Hill.

At a Glance

Address: 7660 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti
Hours: 8a-9p when sufficient snow
Price: $10/day county resident or annual pass
Rentals: Tubes and XC Skis
Rental Hours: 9a-7p Weekends & School Break, 3-7p Weekdays
Restrooms: At times

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Leslie Science & Nature Center

The big hill behind Leslie Science and Nature Center is great for sledding. My daughter’s impression was that the hill was shorter but steeper than other hills (even though the photo below makes it look flat)

And as a bonus you can visit the outdoor raptor enclosures.

Sledding at Leslie Science & Nature Center

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At a Glance

Address: 1831 Traver Rd,
Hours: Daylight Hours
Rentals: No
Restrooms: No

Huron Hills Golf Course

Huron Hills Golf Course offers a variety of hills throughout the golf course on the west side of Huron River Dr. In general, Huron Hills has smaller hills but there are a lot of these bunny hills which allows you to spread out from other sledders. I also liked that the parking is at the bottom of the hill and you don’t have to walk back up after your last run.

Sledding at Huron Hills Golf Course

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At a Glance

Address: 3465 E Huron River Dr,
Hours: Daylight Hours
Rentals: No
Restrooms: No

Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park has a big sledding hill behind the ice skating rink. When the ice rink is open you have access to restrooms and even the snack bar inside.

Sledding at Veterans Memorial Park

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At a Glance

Address: 2150 Jackson Ave.
Hours: Daylight Hours
Rentals: No
Restrooms: When the Ice Arena is Open

At Home

We have a tiny hill in our backyard which is perfect for my daughter when it is still snowing and road conditions are not good. (It also allows me to stay indoors).

Sledding at Home

Other Ann Arbor Sledding Hills

A few times I have suggested trying out new hills, but my husband prefers to go with the known (and the proximity to home helps). This winter I think we will give some other hills a try. Note, sledding hills at schools should only be used when schools and before/after care are not in session

Slauson Middle School

Several readers mentioned the hill at Slauson Middle School (1019 W. Washington St).

Buhr Park

Several readers also discussed Buhr Park (2751 Packard Rd) as a place to go sledding. From what I understand, the hill is better for younger children.

Leslie Park

Leslie Park has a sledding hill as well. However, one of our readers has recommended not trying to drive to it without a 4WD. Several cars were stuck in a December 2016 storm.

Ann Arbor Open School

Ann Arbor Open School (920 Miller Ave) has two hills that offer sledding fun. Mack Pool is attached to the school and when it is open the bathrooms are available. As an Ann Arbor Open alumnae, my daughter also recommends this – when school is not in session.

Northside School (A2STEAM)

When we visited Leslie Science & Nature Center, we drove by Northside and there were some people sledding in front of the school.

Beyond Ann Arbor

Sometimes the snow just misses Ann Arbor, but hits other parts of the Detroit Metro Area. Check out Metro Detroit Mommy for 5 great hills in other parts of the metro area.

More Suggestions

Do you have a favorite Ann Arbor sledding hill? If we’ve missed your favorite, share it on our social media and I’ll add it to the list.

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2 thoughts on “Rocket Down The Best Ann Arbor Sledding Hills This Winter”

  1. Sledding hill by Sugarbush park (North Ann Arbor) – there is a small playground near by the sledding hill too

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