Places to Go Sledding in Chicago

Sledding down a hill
When you think about sledding in Chicago, you might assume that you’ll need to head out of the city limits. The city of Chicago isn’t exactly known for its hills. However, there are some incredible sledding hills in Chicago that provide a unique city experience. Take a look at our guide to sledding in Chicago, then arrange a Skydeck visit to warm up.

Sledding Hills in Chicago

When you’re looking for places to go sledding in Chicago, turn to our excellent city parks system. That’s where you’ll find the best sledding hills in Chicago without having to make a long drive. They’re also home to some of our best outdoor ice skating rinks.

Cricket Hill: 4500 N. Lakeshore Drive

Located at the north end of Lincoln Park, this relatively steep, four-sided hill offers incredible views of Lake Michigan near Montrose Beach. Buy tickets in advance for the Lincoln Park Zoolights Festival and make a day and evening of it.

Dan Ryan Woods: 83rd St and Western Avenue

As part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County, the Dan Ryan Woods (located in the southwest part of the city) has the tallest sledding hills in the area. They even feature views of the Willis Tower and Chicago skyline. The hills are big enough to offer snowboarding opportunities, too.

Soldier Field: 1410 S Museum Campus Drive

No snow? No problem! Head to the 220-foot sledding hill at the north end of the stadium’s south parking lot, where man-made snow is provided, so you can keep sledding into March.

Palmisano Park: 2700 S Halsted Street

From trash to treasure on the near South Side! Known as “Mount Bridgeport,” this elevation offers skyline views on what was first a limestone quarry and then a landfill.

Warm Up Post-Sledding at Skydeck!

All of these places to go sledding in Chicago have something in common besides their thrilling rides: they include views of the Willis Tower and the rest of the Chicago skyline. When it’s time to warm up after a day on sledding hills in Chicago, get another thrilling view at Skydeck. Join us for lunch or dinner, then take one more exhilarating ride to the Skydeck, with the most unique view in Chicago.