Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.

Resources

Sledding Hills

Check out the Chippewa Valley's many frosty angles

Forest 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…

822 Emery Street
Eau Claire

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…

100 Addison Ave.
Eau Claire

Oakwood Hills

9.9 Acres. Basketball hoop, parking lot, play equipment, recreational field, shelter, sliding hill, toilet facilities, and grass volleyball court.

4433 Oakwood Hills Pkwy
Eau Claire

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…

3523 Delbert Road
Eau Claire

Pinehurst Park

5.5 Acres. Hockey rink (boarded), ice skating, nature trails, parking lot, recreational field, scenic views, shelter, BMX bike park/pump track, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, sledding/tubing hill, and toilet facilities.

3523 Delbert Road
Eau Claire

UWEC Campus Hill

Feeling adventurous, or maybe 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…


Eau Claire

X-Hill

Just across the road from the Eau Claire 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…

Off Airport Road at the SW end of the runway
Eau Claire