Xmas X-games 2020.
Ready to get mildly extreme this xmas? Feed your need for holiday speed at The Chalet in Strongsville, where 70-foot-high and 700-foot-long snow chutes are calling your name. [Featured image via clevelandmetroparks.com]
When it comes to winter activities, there’s only two that contend for the penultimate festive sport: ice skating and tobogganing. If you lack the necessary dexterity and grace to pull off a pirouette, or have a higher adrenaline threshold you wish to meet, prepare to hit the toboggan chutes over at The Chalet in Strongsville.
You’ve all seen Clark Griswold’s iconic flight down the snowbank in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, now it’s time for your turn – sans crashing finish, that is.
To toboggan at The Chalet, snow lugers must purchase their passes at the ticket booth. Toboggan times can be limited to a single ride, one hour, or go all day depending on the riders’ tolerance for winter thrills. Granted the circumstances, capacity is limited and masks are required. All Day tickets fun $12 for adults, and $10 for children, where as a one ride ticket is priced at $6. All riders must be at least 42″ tall to ride. Riders must also sport fingertip-covering gloves.
For those who aren’t tobogganing t-types, Cleveland Metroparks offers a variety of other activities for Ohioans to stay active during the wintertime.
If the snowshoe fits, the parks offers a variety of hiking, bridle, and all-purpose tundra trails for you to snowshoe. Those trails, which include the fairways and rough parts of Shawnee Hills, Seneca, Mastick Woods, Big Met, Little Met, and Sleepy Hollow golf courses, are available for cross-country skiing.
For more details on the various winter activities offered at Cleveland Metroparks, visit their website here.