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Hard'ack Sledding

Ski ~ Ride ~ Slide ~ Trek ~ Disc Golf ~
Downhill skiing, snowboarding, sliding, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and Disc Golf can all be enjoyed at Hard'ack. The ski hill and towrope will be operated and supervised during specific hours of operation as conditions allow.

The Greg Brown Lodge - Open to the public and available to rent for private events. The lodge is host to many recreation programs including Day Camp, Ski lessons and more.  The lodge is generally open to the public on weekends 11am-4pm (Saturday/Sunday).

Snack Bar - Snack bar will be operational when the hill is open for sledding, riding or skiing.  Weekend hours are generally 11am-4pm (Saturday/Sunday).

Hard'ack Disc Golf - A 18 hole disc golf course open to the public.

Lighted Nordic Loop - A lighted groomed Nordic track will be available for night skiing & training on the field area at the bottom of the sledding hill when conditions allow. The light is on the pole overlooking the soccer field and can be turned on for use. It will shut off automatically.  (2 hour max). 

Sledding Hill - The sledding hill at Hard'ack is open any day the hill conditions are safe.  Be mindful that the main gate for the property is closed as early as 5pm (depending on programming).  Updates on conditions will be posted to our FB page.  All sledders should stay on the right side of Hard'ack Hill and not sled from above the orange cones.

Sleds to Share -  Forget your sled? You can use ours.  Sleds are in the small shed on the field at the foot of the wood stairs.  Please replace when you're done.  The Sled Shed is open during weekend hours when Recreation staff is present.

Snowshoes to Share - Want to try snowshoeing?  We have snowshoes available for use. Check in at the lodge to use a pair.

Skiing/Riding - Hours of operation vary depending on conditions.  Rope Tow operations and other condition updates will be announced on our FB page.  Plans for rope tow running include weekend (Saturday/Sunday)

Wolf Pack - Join the Hard'ack Wolf Pack!  A membership that gives members cool swag, membership card and a free hot cocoa each time they visit the hill when snack bar is open.  There will be exclusive Wolf Pack events - races, hikes and more - free and just for wolf pack members!  What a great way to support Hard'ack! 

How does Hard'ack operate?  By donation and fund raising events. 
While there is no set fee to use Hard'ack, we ask those who do to make a donation each time they visit at the office in the lodge, at the snack bar, via Venmo or make a donation below.
We accept cash, check or credit card.  

Want to mail a donation?  Send to:
St. Albans Recreation Department
P.O. Box 867
Saint Albans, VT  05478

* All operational hours are affected by conditions on the hill, the weather and scheduled events  :) Check our FB page for the most up to date scheduling information. *


Hours vary. Check out Facebook page for posts each weekend with the hills weekend hours.

Gate will be locked at closing. Your vehicle may be locked in if it remains in lot after these times.

Times are subject to change.
Schedule is entirely weather dependent.
Opening day depends on snowfall and weather and is usually around Mid January.

Sledding Hill Rules
  • Sledding is on the sledding hill only (hill on the right) No sledding on the ski hill.
  • No skiing or snowboarding on the sledding hill.
  • After completing run, sledders go to the left or right to walk up the hill - Not up the middle.
  • No standing/sitting in the middle of the sledding hill. Stay to the side.
  • Sledders can not start from any spot higher than row of cones on the sledding hill.
  • Follow the directions of staff on hill.
  • Be Careful, be courteous and have fun!

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Yes! I'd like to make a $25 donation 
N/A N/A MTu  03/13/2023 - 12/31/2024
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Hard'ack - Ski/Snowboard Hill
$25.00 R, $25.00 NR
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Yes! I'd like to make a $50 donation 
N/A N/A MTu  03/13/2023 - 12/31/2024
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Hard'ack - Ski/Snowboard Hill
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
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Yes, I'd like to make a $100 donation! 
N/A N/A MTu  03/13/2023 - 12/31/2024
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

$100.00 R, $100.00 NR
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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