Big news! If you’ve been looking for a place to take the kids sledding or to see or play in the snow, you’ll be glad to know that the Snowplay area at Mt. Rainier is finally open!
This area is the only location to sled at Mt. Rainier.
Read on for all the information for 2021 Sledding/Snowplay at Paradise at Mt. Rainier. You can also use the links to find out information on snowshoeing.
For more sledding and snow fun options, check the list I’ve linked to at the bottom of this post!
Note that this information is straight from the park.
Sledding/Snowplay Status: OPEN
The official Snowplay Area is the safest and only location that sledding is permitted in Mount Rainier National Park.
Know Before You Go: Sledding and sliding are permitted only in the designated snow play area at Paradise, located immediately north of the upper parking lot. Trees, tree wells, and cliffs make other areas dangerous. For everyone’s safety, use “soft” sliding devices-flexible sleds, inner tubes, and saucers. No hard toboggans or runner sleds (SFM note-you bring your own). Note: Check the status of road and avalanche conditions before leaving home. Remember all vehicles are required to carry tire chains when traveling in the park in winter.