There are so many fun activities that come along with snow in the Midwest. From snowshoeing, building snowmen, and snowball fights, there’s no reason to stay inside all season long. One of our favorite winter activities is sledding! We’ve put together a list of some of the best sledding in our area. Bundle up and hit the slopes!

Mt. Crescent Ski Area

Mt. Crescent is the area's top winter destination! In addition to skiing and snowboarding, they also have a sledding hill that is perfect for the whole family. Make an entire day out of it by grabbing lunch at the onsite grill and take a break next to a warm and cozy fire! For more information, visit their website!

Hitchcock Nature Center

Hike out to the Chute Trail at Hitchcock Nature Center for a day of sledding in the heart of the Loess Hills. Bring your inner tube, sled, or saucer and you’ll be flying down a long trail that resembles a half pipe. This is a great option for older children and adults.

Fairmount Park

Located in the heart of Council Bluffs, Fairmount Park is a hilly and historic park that offers several spots to sled! The park transforms into a winter wonderland and is a paradise for adventure-seekers.

Big Lake Park

Big Lake Park is an ideal location for fishing and a lovely picnic during the summer, but during the winter it transforms into a great location for sledding! Located near the old baseball fields, there is a great hill for sledding that has plenty of space for the kids to spread out.

Risen Son Christian Village

Looking for a steep hill for fast-paced sledding? Head out to Risen Son Christian Village! This popular spot is the ideal spot for a sledding race with your friends and family.

Did we miss your favorite sledding location around Council Bluffs? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at to have your spot included!


This post was originally published on January 4, 2021 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.