The best way to take in a winter wonderland? By barreling down a snow-covered hill so fast you feel like you’re flying. Grab your sled (or, go old school—a trashcan lid’ll do!) and hit these mini-slopes around Charlottesville.
See if you can get a student to swipe you a cafeteria tray before taking on this course.
Another popular UVA sledding spot. You might catch a snowball fight here if you’re lucky.
Whoosh down this hill at the corner of Meade and Chesapeake. Just be careful not to run into the jungle gym.
The mother of all sledding hills, Washington Park has room enough for everyone.
Not all 125-plus acres of this city park are sleddable, but head to the botanical garden for a smooth slope.
Burley Middle School
With tiers built into the field at Burley, sledding this spot is like riding a rollercoaster!
Walker Upper Elementary
Take your place atop this tame but lengthy slope and slide on down.