When there’s snow, you must go! Wheeee! There’s nothing more glorious than a fun-filled family day frolicking in the good stuff. From the best tubing hills to nearby parks and golf courses, we give you the down-slope on the best sledding hills Bergen County has to offer.
Alpine Golf Club: Shhhh. It’s a secret. This private club is closed until mid-March so head up the side road to the top of the golf course and enjoy the fun while it lasts. 80 Anderson Ave, Demarest
Atkins Glen Park: This smallish hill is definitely not a secret so if you want to skip the crowds later in the day, consider rallying the troops for some early morning runs. 18 Laurel Hill Road, Park Ridge
Citizens Park: Conveniently located within walking distance of several neighborhoods, this beloved hill attracts crowds as soon as the flakes begin to fly. Get there early –parking is limited. Corner of Godwin and N. Monroe, Ridgewood
Crestwood Park: Follow the road to the back and park by the picnic pavilion. The slope is wide, the terrain is varied and there’s room for all! 300 W. Crescent Ave, Allendale
Knickerbocker Country Club: Just to the side of the club, find a wide open field with no obstructions. Those with a need for speed may be disappointed; the slope is pretty tame. But if you’re out for a family adventure and want to maximize your number of runs per hour, this hill will fit the bill. 188 Knickerbocker Road, Tenafly
Midland Park High School: You want hills? They got hills. Gentle slopes, long runs, steep grades, there’s something for everyone at this area favorite. 250 Prospect St, Midland Park
Northern Valley High School: Steep, short and probably wicked fast. This hill behind the school is at the same pitch as the stadium bleachers. There’s plenty of space here, but obstructions like cement buildings and sports equipment abound at the bottom. Thrill seekers, this one’s for you.150 Knickerbocker Road, Demarest
Ridgefield Park High School: This hill makes all the work of shoving little legs into snow pants and little fingers into gloves worthwhile. It might even make a sledder out of those of us who prefer to stay warm and dry at home. Long, wide and with bumps in all the right places, the only downsides (see what we did there?) are the trees and landscaping that dot the hill. This is definitely one you want to try out. 1 Ozzie Nelson Drive, Ridgefield Park
Thomas Jefferson Middle School: Affectionately known as T. J. Hill, this Fair Lawn treasure features not one but two dips so hold on to your Flexible Flyer, it’s about to get bumpy! 35-01 Morlot Ave, Fair Lawn
Van Saun Park: Pass the playground and the zoo to parking lot P4 right next to the dog runs. The slope is short and benign, but wide. There’s also a longer walking path through the woods. But don’t try to navigate this without some serious sledding expertise (and a helmet!) 216 Forest Ave, Paramus
Got a favorite hill that we didn’t mention? Let us know ….