Oakwood Hills

There's a great little (unsupervised) hill near the Oakwood Hills Warming House on Golf Road. The hill is open Sat. and Sun. 1-6pm, and could be a pleasant alternative to some of the aforementioned and slightly more treacherous places.

Drainage Ditch Run

It's a crazy drainage ditch on the southeastern side of Lake Menomonie that leads out onto the lake. It might be a lot of fun, but definitely watch out for the black ice.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds Back Entrance

The walk-in entrance to the grounds across from Irvine Park provides a perfect pat to safely walk to the top of a rather steep hill. Low person-on-tree collision rates have kept local kids sliding there for years.

The Flats Hill

Look to the left going down Pumphouse Road hill, descending from the East Hill of Chippewa Falls, and you'll find winter bliss just waiting. A sledding hill for all ages and skill levels, this place is wide open, with little to no risk of…

UWEC Campus Hill

Feeling adventurous, or perhaps like getting flat-out arrested? It has long been rumored that the most exciting hill in Eau Claire is also one of the most rare. With the perfect conditions, "The Hill" shooting down from upper campus gets…

X-Hill

Just across the road from Chippewa Valley Airport's runways, it's a real treat when jets fly overhead, close enough that you can feel your chest rattle. A crisscross hill unofficially called the "X-Hill," you can start at one of two steep,…

Forrest Hill aka "Seven Bumps" aka "Dead Man's Hill"

Right next to the Forrest Hill Cemetery (on Huebsch Boulevard) on the East Side Hill, the slope is small and gentle with no major obstacles. (Just the thing for weak-hearted novices.) In recent years, its easy accessibility has made it a…

Mount Simon

49-acre park located on Dell's Pond with access off either Madison Street or Birch Street. This park offers a boat landing and dock, 2 picnic pavilions, 2 lighted sand volleyball courts, and an 9-hole disc golf course. Mt. Simon Park is also…

Pinehurst Hill

On Eau Claire’s north side, the behemoth Pinehurst Hill stands as the mother of all sledding hills. This formidable giant was a downhill ski run with a towrope throughout the early 70s. Be careful: if you don’t brake or turn, you’ll end…

Dunn County Snow Park

On the east side of the fairgrounds, there’s a hill that the water tower sits on, ominously looming over the site. Volunteers have recently spend a lot of time clearing brush, stumps, and debris from the hill, then setting up erosion…