TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2015) - The toboggan is a Canadian icon. Childhood memories of tobogganing -- whether down the snow-covered hill in the neighbourhood or snow-ploughed pile at the end of the street -- are a given for most Canadians. Whatever you call it, tobogganing or sledding, the thrills of this winter sport are all the same. The travel experts at, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, decided to get in on some of this winter fun and have compiled their Top 12 Epic Sledding Hills featuring downhill rushes from around the world, including a few places where snow or the outdoors are not even a necessity.

From its humble beginnings as a mode of transportation to its role in Winter Olympic sports such as bobsledding, luging and skeleton racing, tobogganing will forever be a fun way for Canadian family and friends to enjoy winter in all its glory. So grab your snow suit, toque, mittens and, of course, your toboggan, and check out these five North American epic sledding hills to make the list:

  • Canada Olympic Park, Alberta, Canada -- Take your sledding game to the next level and barrel down an official Olympic Luge track at Canada Olympic Park in Alberta. Hold on tight as you reach speeds of 60 kph and peel around five turns. Riders receive a brief introduction to Luge before making their way down. If Luge isn't for you, you could always try Bobsleighing. A professional driver will take through 14 turns at speeds of up to 120 kph while you experience 5G forces. The ride lasts 60 seconds, but the memories will last a lifetime.

  • Telluride, Colorado, United States -- Telluride may be famous for its great skiing and resort town fun, but it's also a great sledding town. Head to Town Park, or as the locals call it, Firecracker Hill, for some serious sledding fun. It's one of the cheapest forms of entertainment in town, and a good excuse for warming up afterwards in the bustling Après-ski scene.

  • Sunburst Winter Sports Park, Kewaskum, Wisconsin, United States -- With more than 45 tubing lanes, Sunburst Winter Sports Park is one of the world's largest tubing parks. Experience a 30-metre drop on quarter-mile runs and reach speeds of more than 60 kph. The best part? You don't have to worry about climbing back up the big hill. With two magic carpets bringing riders to the top, you can spend all your time enjoying the fun, so grab a tube and a friend and you're ready to go.

  • Cypress Snow Tube Park, Vancouver, British Columbia -- With six chutes, each longer than 100 metres, Cypress Snow Tube Park is the perfect place to spend a wintry day. Feel the thrill and rush of flying down the hills and don't worry about climbing back up, their tube tow will do all the work for you. If the tracks seem too intimidating for little ones (or the rider doesn't meet the 42-inch height requirement) head to the sliding area where you can bring your own sled with you. This area has a gentle slope with a four-metre drop over 25 metres.

  • Jefferson, New Hampshire, United States -- The long, snowy winters in New England make for some great sledding, but how about sledding year-round with Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel. Enjoy a scenic dog-sled ride on Mount Washington or throughout the town of Jefferson. Each dog is a rescue or second-chance sled dog and all proceeds go to covering the expenses involved in taking in these incredible canine athletes and providing them with a home and job for life.

Sledding is a thrilling past time around the world as shown by the seven additional destinations rounding out our list: Bergun, Switzerland; Ski Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Skyline Luge, multiple locations; Wilder Kaiser, Austria; Cerro Negro, Leon, Nicaragua; Volcan Villarrica, Chile; and London, England. To read all the cool details on these and see's complete Top 12 Epic Sledding Hills, visit

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