With all of the new snowfall our campus has received, sledding is the perfect winter sport to sidetrack and distract you from all of your fall quarter finals. The first question is where to go? The EWU campus has a full arsenal of hills to help fulfill your sledding fantasy.
Science Building- This hill is relatively small but is steep, if you want a hill that will get you up to maximum speed come here. The only down fall to this hill is that when you reach your maximum velocity you’re at the bottom of the run.
Streeter/Morrison- This is a prime location for students living in dorms; it’s a close walk and is a relatively long hill.
In recent years, jumps have been built by residential snowboarders providing hours of fun and many broken arms for sledders and boarders alike. This is the most popular sledding area so count on always having a sledding partner.
Upper Intramural Field- Like the hill by the Science building this is very steep but rather short. This is probably the farthest hill to get to depending on where your coming from.
The next area of importance is what should you use to take on and conquer all of the hills on campus? Here is a list of common used methods:
The Garbage Sack- This is a common used method using a plastic garbage sack which you can obtain from residential hall garbage rooms. There are many variation involving getting in the bag, sitting on top of it or constructing a suit with the aid of duct tape.
The Lunch Tray- It’s not unusual to see students using lunch trays from Baldy’s or Tawanka as makeshift sleds. Your method of acquiring these trays is your own business.
Sleds- Some students even go as far as to drive all the way to Ben Franklin’s to buy a sled for a whole $5, but what college student has that much money to spend on a sled?