Okay kids the time has finally arrived! Grab your hats and gloves, buckle up your boots, and grab your sleds and let’s head out to the hills, because Waukesha sledding hills are open for business.
Although just this past Wednesday temperatures reached the upper 40’s, by 9 p.m. on Thursday 5.5 inches of snow blanketed the Waukesha area, making for some great outdoor winter activities.
Although sledding can be lots of fun, safety is more important and following these simple safety tips can make your sledding experience a happy one.
- Select a hill that is not too steep and has a long flat area at the bottom for you to glide to a stop.
- Avoid hillsides that end near a street or parking lot.
- Avoid hillsides that end near ponds, trees, fences or other hazards
- Make sure the hill is free of obstacles such as jumps, bumps, rocks, or trees before you begin sledding.
- Wear sensible winter clothing — hats, gloves or mittens, snow pants, winter jacket, snow boots — that is waterproof and warm, and change into something dry if your clothes get wet.
- Avoid wearing scarves or any clothing that can get caught in a sled and pose a risk of strangulation.
- Wear a helmet designed for winter sports. If you don’t have a ski or winter sports helmet, at least wear the helmet you use for biking or skateboarding.
If you’re looking for a place to go sledding or snowboarding, we are happy to report that there are many options available throughout Waukesha County.
Please visit our sledding hills page for more details.Share this post via: