SD Sledding Guide

Need some winter fun?

The rush of descent, the squeals of delight, the chance to get out of the house—it’s all part of why sledding down a snow-covered hill is a timeless tradition in South Dakota! Check out some of our favorite spots to zoom through—and maybe catch—some winter air. 

Ski Hill, Wessington Springs
1. Ski Hill, Wessington Springs

Sledders can call to obtain (for free) a key for the park's historic Rube Goldberg ski lift. Flip the switch, activate the ski lift, and safely slide back up the hill after every run.

Great Bear Recreation Park, Sioux Falls
2. Great Bear Recreation Park, Sioux Falls

200+ acres of slopes and nature trails await you at Great Bear. Ski, snowboard, tube, and snowshoe to discover winter magic & excitement in Sioux Falls. 

Baird Park, Aberdeen
3. Baird Park, Aberdeen

Make some runs down this nearly 30-foot hill in northeast South Dakota before celebrating with donuts at Kessler's.

Tuthill Park, Sioux Falls
4. Tuthill Park, Sioux Falls

Sled this huge hill, enjoy the ice skating rink, and get ready for more in the onsite warming house.

Hilger's Gulch, Pierre
5. Hilger's Gulch, Pierre

The 1.1-mile walking trail keeps people happy year-round, but it's the sledding hill that gets the most attention as soon as the snow falls. 

Pageant Hill, Custer
6. Pageant Hill, Custer

Take some amazing sledding runs on one of the top sledding spots in all of the Black Hills.

Black Hills National Forest
7. Black Hills National Forest

With more than a million acres, there are seemingly infinite spots to sled in the legendary Black Hills. Don't be surprised if finding a favorite spot becomes an annual tradition.

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