Frostbite isn’t very fun, but do you know what is? Sledding! If you’re daring enough (or crazy enough?) to step outside into Juno’s wrath, there are some surprisingly good slopes in and around the Boston area that are perfect for taking an epic ride. Here at BDCwire, we’ve compiled a few of the best hills and ranked them according to the ski trail grading system — that way you can decide which ones you’re up for conquering. Bundle up and grab a sled, cafeteria tray, trashcan lid — whatever you can get your little frozen hands on — and go shred some slopes. Stay warm, Boston!

boston slopes

Prospect Hill
314 Totten Pond Rd. Waltham 02415
Highlights: steep hills (this spot used to be a ski area), a gorgeous view of the Boston skyline

“The Fahm” (Robbins Farm Park)
61 Eastern Ave. Arlington 02476
Highlights: wide open spaces, steep drops, a nice view from the north and west

Peter’s Hill at Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway, Boston 02130
Highlights: incredibly steep drops, scattered trees to navigate (be careful!), a skyline view 

Larz Anderson Park
15 Newton St. Brookline 02445
Highlights: a few trees to dodge, a good sunset spot, an ice skating rink for when you get tired of running up hills to sled

Corey Hill Outlook Park
186 Summit Ave. Brookline 02446
Highlights: some steep hills, skyline view, trees to sled around

Danehy Park
166 New St. Cambridge 02138
Highlights: wide open spaces so you don’t run into other sledders, a few trees

“The Sugar Bowl” at Jamaica Pond
507 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain 02130
Highlights: a skatepark-esque bowl shape for momentum (and safety)

The President’s Lawn at Tufts
55 Professors Row, Medford 02155
Highlights: an unintimidating hill for beginners, also a premiere location for students