Safe Sledding Tips and Insider Info on the Best Sledding Hills Around

By Emily Papa, Macaroni KID Publisher January 18, 2022

Do you want to build a snowman?! C'mon let's go and play!

I feel like this is what we have been waiting for all winter. 


Don't hate it, get out there and ENJOY it! What better way to get your heart pumping than to get out and play in that fresh powder snow with your kiddos. Release some stress. Drop the laundry, forget the dishes. Bundle up and GET OUT THERE! There's nothing quite as fun as laughing your way down a sledding hill with your kids in tow or hearing them shriek when you get hit in the face with some snow! This is a chance to spend some quality time with your children in a really fun (and free) way. If you're not sure of where to go, we have compiled a list of the best sledding hills in the 'Burgh for you along with some safe sledding tips below. 

Safe Sledding Tips

  • wear proper snow gear to keep your kids dry and warm. Ski bibs, wool socks, waterproof boots, hats, gloves, scarves, and facemasks will go a long way in protecting your child's skin from the cold. Not to mention, if they are warm they'll want to stay out longer. 
  • always wear a helmet
  • sled in open areas free from any trees, rocks, fences, buildings, etc.
  • only sled during daylight hours
  • do not let children go sledding solo
  • do not sled near lakes or other bodies of water
  • do not stand up on the sled 
  • supervise your children
  • always sled feet first
  • stay to the sides when walking up the sled hills 
  • obey any and all posted signs

 If you know of a great local sledding hill in the Robinson/ West or area or have a safety tip we should add, please email us, and we'll add it to the list! 

Have a great sledding picture?  

Use #pghmackid and tag us on social media or submit it via email. We love to see you guys having fun in the 'Burgh!