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Old 11-07-2008, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Eagle River, AK
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Default Good places to go sledding around Anchorage/Eagle River

My family, including husband and 7yo child are new to Alaska and are currently living in Eagle River. We're from NC and never had much snow... Where are some good places to take my little guy sledding around here? I really don't want to slide out into a street or anything... Also are there good (read cheap) places that will teach a southern girl to ski (any kind) or ice skate? BTW we're loving Alaska!
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Kincaid Park, Russian Jack Springs Park, Service Highschool, Hillside area, and Westchester Lagoon all have sledding places.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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My family, including husband and 7yo child are new to Alaska and are currently living in Eagle River. We're from NC and never had much snow... Where are some good places to take my little guy sledding around here? I really don't want to slide out into a street or anything... Also are there good (read cheap) places that will teach a southern girl to ski (any kind) or ice skate? BTW we're loving Alaska!
I don't know anymore, they paved all the good sledding hills since I was a kid.....
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:04 PM
 
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I just take my 6 & 7 yr old boys to the hill over by the bowling alley in eagle river....Its not as big as kincaid and the other ones but my boys like to sled down it! and you don't have to drive to anchorage!
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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Arctic Valley is the best sledding spot! You'll need a driver to take you back up when you are done. Bring a pillow as it can be bumpy.
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Back in the late 60's we sledded on what was known as Bilikan Hill in Anchorage. If I remember correct it was on Muldoon Road. It may very well be paved now!

Last edited by Rance; 12-10-2008 at 11:33 PM..
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Southeast Alaska
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In the 60's....?
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Uh...yeah...remember the 60's? It was only like 40 years ago. I was only 7 years old! Anchorage was nothing like it is today.
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Was it even a city back then? lol
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Heck I don't even call it a city today! It's just a big town.
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