Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge recommends top 10 sledding hills for snow days

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - Sledding and building snowmen make for a fun snow day and many kids had the chance to do just that with many schools in the Roanoke area canceled Monday.

Ashley Holloway and her daughter could be seen taking full advantage of the snow day Monday morning.

"We just woke up and came outside she wanted to go sledding," said Holloway. "We tried the hill over by my house and that one wasn't too good, it wasn't ready yet."

But the mother-daughter duo did find the perfect sledding hill at Highland Park to go along with the perfect sledding weather.

"I don't think you could ask for anything more, except maybe for the snow to stop."

For those who don't have a go-to sledding hill, Catherine Fox with Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge says they've got you covered.

They've put together a list of top 10 sledding hills.

"It's an opportunity for kids who are out of school to take advantage of our areas, especially our parks who have some great elevation to them and provide them with some excitement," said Fox.

When putting together the list, the tourism group made sure to look at public parks and ones with good slopes and hills.

"Is it a short hill an intense hill? Is it a gradual hill? So they all offer something a little bit different," Fox said.

As for Holloway's daughter, she wouldn't spend her day off from school any other way.

"The fun part is going down the hill really fast," she said.

Click here to read the top 10 sledding hills according to Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.