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BEST SLEDDING

Town and Country Club

Sledding is the ultimate winter sport in the Twin Cities, but perfect sliding days only come a couple of times a year—the days that are warm enough to tolerate but cold enough to keep you sweat-free as you trek up the hills. The snow cover has to be just right: not too wet and well packed for ultimate speed. When you get perfect sledding conditions, head to the hill on the Town and Country Club property just east of the Lake Street bridge. Park on Otis Avenue and prepare for your long walk up the hill. You'll get a good seven to ten seconds of sliding on each trip, and you'll gather enough speed to feel the adrenaline rush. If basic sledding doesn't get you jazzed, venture to the other side of the hill, where you might find some risky jumps created by other sliders. For some real excitement, go after dark and you might get the hill to yourself.

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