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THE SWEETEST SLEDDING SPOTS One benefit of this extra-white winter: Plenty of spots to go slip-sliding down some well-packed snow. Here are some of Northwest Montana's best spots

| February 16, 2017 4:00 AM

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DYLAN SINGLETON, 6, goes off a jump as Otis, a Labrador-St. Bernard mix, chases him down the hill while sledding at Dry Bridge Park in Kalispell in December. (Aaric Bryan/This Week in the Flathead)

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A YOUNG sledder hits a jump at Dry Bridge Park in Kalispell in December. (Aaric Bryan/This Week in the Flathead)

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A YOUNG sledder hits a bump at Dry Bridge Park in December. (Aaric Bryan/Daily Inter Lake)

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MARIAN TUCK, 6, and her 4-year-old sister Emily race down a hill at Woodland Park. (Aaric Bryan/Daily Inter Lake, file)

One benefit of this extra-white winter: Plenty of spots to go slip-sliding down some well-packed snow.

Here are some of Northwest Montana’s best spots

KALISPELL

Dry Bridge Park

Woodland Avenue near 11th Street East

Nicknamed “The Gully,” Dry Bridge Park is a favorite of locals, tucked away in east Kalispell. Added perk: Sledders can ride to the bottom from multiple sides.

Lawrence Park

1105 N. Main St.

Adjacent to Buffalo Hill Golf Club, Lawrence Park has all the right angles for a speedy ride.

Herron Park

Foys Lake Road, just south of Foys Lake

You might have to hike a bit to get there, but there is a specially designated sledding hill in the northeast corner of this sprawling park.

WHITEFISH

Great Northern Veterans Peace Park

Ramsey Avenue, just east of golf course

Most Whitefish residents looking for some serious sledding find this park’s hill, right next to a cemetery.

Riverside Park

Off Baker Avenue

You won’t find speeds like other parks, but for the littlest sledders this is perfect.

COLUMBIA FALLS

Schoenberg Hill

Just north of the end of Nucleus Avenue

All you need to know is this one’s nickname: “Killer Hill.”