31901 E. Republic Rd., Springfield, 417-881-1599
The Pat Jones YMCA on East Republic has some of the most perfect slopes that roll down into the soccer basin, and these hills are open to any families wanting a winter adrenaline rush. The short-but-steep hills are ideal for some fast-sledding action, plus you have plenty of indoor options at the YMCA itself.
Branson Zipline Canopy Tours, 2339 US Hwy. 65, Walnut Shade, 417-561-0699
If there doesn’t end up being any snow this year, you’re not entirely out of luck. Wolfe Mountain in Branson is the home of the Snowflex tubing hill. This 400-by-600-foot slope is open and sled-able year-round, so even if there isn’t a single flurry this winter, you can still get your chilly thrill on. Plus, you get to enjoy some spectacular views while you’re at the top of the hill.
1005 N. 4th Ave., Ozark
The gentle slopes near the Ozark Community Branch Library are perfect for smaller kiddos looking for a bit of independence to go down on their own. We also recommend popping inside beforehand to grab a few books to cozy up with when you’re done in the snow.