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Where to sled in Northern Utah this winter

Saturday , January 20, 2018 - 5:00 AM

JESSICA KOKESH, Standard-Examiner Staff

Winter in Northern Utah has been pretty dry so far this year, but snow — and lots of it — is in the forecast for the weekend. 

Yesterday, the National Weather Service of Salt Lake City issued a winter weather advisory predicting heavy snowfall in the valleys and mountains of Northern Utah through Saturday morning.

For the Northern Wasatch Front and Great Salt Lake desert and mountain areas, the advisory said, “total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 10 inches (in) bench areas of Davis County, are expected.”

Winter storm expected to start before Friday evening commute

 

While more powder is good news for area ski resorts, it’s also good for another favorite winter activity — sledding. 

Weber County offers plenty of sweet spots that make for a fun afternoon with your kids and their sleds.

A favorite of Washington Terrace residents, Rohmer Park at 5019 S. 600 West boasts plenty of sledding runs, ranging from mild to wild. The only drawback? The sledding area faces the south and snow tends to melt a little faster than other spots. 

Ogden residents have a few popular spots to choose from, including Mount Ogden Park at 3144 Taylor Ave. and 4th Street Park at 502 Wall Ave. 

Mount Ogden has hills of varying sizes so all ages will be entertained, while 4th Street Park has a pretty easy hill to hike. A bonus at the 4th Street Park: The bottom of the hill is right by the parking lot, so packing up and leaving is super simple once you’re done for the day. 

The Art Nord Trailhead, also known as the Old Snowbasin Road, is closed to traffic during the winter, making it an excellent sledding destination. It is located on State Road 226 in Ogden. 

In North Ogden, be sure to hit up Lomond View Park at 220 E. Elberta Drive and don’t miss out on Glasmann Park at 5275 S. Glasmann Way in South Ogden. 

If you’re willing to shell out a few bucks to have a premium snow tubing experience, head up to Nordic Valley Ski Resort in Eden and pay a visit to the Wasatch Parc tube run. Wasatch Parc is a lift-operated and has two runs for sledders. 

“Great first experience. The layout isn't the typical straight down the hill experience. More like a bobsled run with town different feeling runs,” a reviewer on TripAdvisor wrote. 

A single ride is $8, while a two-hour ride is $20 and a four-hour ride is $30. Group discounts are also available. 

Riders are strongly encouraged to wear helmets and to wear ski clothes while riding. 

If you live in Davis County, popular spots include Twin Hollow Park, 1370 N. 900 East, in Bountiful; West Bountiful City Park, W. 1600 North, in West Bountiful; and Barton Ponds Park, 950 S. 50 West in Kaysville. 

Reach digital producer Jessica Kokesh at 801-625-4229 or jkokesh@standard.net. You can also follow her on Twitter at @JessicaKokesh or Facebook.com/ByJessKokesh.

 

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