Your guide to spectacular Sandpoint sledding


Hadley Goodvin

The survey shows the best sledding area and best type of sled among SHS students.

Winter is here and that means everyone’s favorite winter activity, sledding, is transpiring. From a saucer to a cafeteria tray, there is no doubt that you will have fun partaking in this venture. 

There are many sledding areas in and around the Sandpoint area. Pine Street Hill is an infamous place for locals to go sledding at during the winter seasons. The spot used to be an original ski hill and it is now on private property, but the owner is generous every year and lets people of all ages to enjoy the snow.

The Priest River Recreation Area, also, has a local sledding park off of highway 2 and highway 57. Clark Fork as well has a sledding area that is considered to be for locals only. Another place known for sledding is Round Lake State Park; the hill is 1,000 feet that runs you right to the lake. 

Schweitzer Mountain Resort houses Hermit’s Hollow Tubing Center, which is a Sandpoint favorite. There are two lanes that are over 100 yards, sessions last 1½ to 3 hours

You may be wondering, how can I have a great sledding experience? From our CP sledding poll, most of the sandpoint high community agrees that the best area to sled at is Pine Street Hill and that the best type of sled is a saucer. 

But don’t just take our word for it, go outside and sled everywhere you can this winter!