On the final day in Santa Fe, the carful of kids decide that they want to play in the snow. We hauled the Radio Flyer sled, LL Bean toboggan and a Sno-baller from Texas and we are determined to use them.
Free Sledding near Santa Fe
Looking for a free sledding spot close to Santa Fe. I found one down the mountain from Ski Santa Fe. In theSanta Fe National Foreston Highway 475, I stop at theBig Tesuque Campground, 12 miles from downtown Santa Fe.
The carful of kids are pleasantly surprised when we get there. I found a year-round vault toilet, a must when traveling with young kids. Additionally I found a picnic table and some trashcans. I have everything I need for a day of snow play and a snow picnic at the Big Tesuque Campground!
The carful of kids live in Central Texas so we rarely see snow. New Mexico’s snow is white, fluffy and covers everything in sight, pure kid magic. My kids should play for hours in near freezing temperatures with no whining!
The first on the list is sledding. The kids don’t even balk when I make them put on their helmets. I want to extra careful since we’re in a grove of trees.
Off they head down the hill with glee on their faces, alternating between the sled and then the toboggan. According to our non-scientific study, the sled provides a faster ride and the toboggan offers comfort with its padding.
Of course, Mom jumps on and takes a few runs.
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Thank to a little preparation, my kids stay happy for several hours. We wore our ski pants, snow boots, hats, scarves and good water-repellent gloves, not to mention the base layers underneath. Just like Mom, the carful of kids hate to be cold.
The day draws to a close and we pack up. Did I mention that the Big Tesuque Campground in the Santa Fe National Forest area is FREE!