Snow days at ‘Boot Hill’ in Yukon

With school out three days this week, kids enjoy sledding fun

Sisters Maggie Butler, 17, and Karlee Butler, 22, laugh after they fell together at the bottom of Boot Hill. The girls agreed that they were having some fun “sister bonding time” in the snow this week. (Photo by Cara Pattison)

With Yukon students out of school Wednesday through Friday due to the winter snowstorm, many local youth have made their way to “Boot Hill” for some sledding fun.

The large observation mound on the north side of Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W Vandament, always seems to be a popular destination on “snow days” in Yukon.

Yukon youth enjoy sliding down the steep hill using toboggans, sleds, downhill saucers, or even cardboard boxes.

“The trip downhill was a lot more fun than the trip uphill!” said Pailyn Posey, 13.

Temperatures will remain brisk this weekend but skies will be at least partially clear. There’s not significant precipitation forecasted.

Many Yukon parents are confident city streets will start clearing up so their children can return to the classroom next Monday morning.

Kinley Ercanbreck, 8, helps her sister Yaya, 5, back up Boot Hill as their mom, CC, drags the sled back up. Parents and older siblings across town braved the frigid temperatures for a memorable day of sledding with friends and family. (Photo by Cara Pattison)
A bundled-up Kingston Allen, 11, wipes out at the bottom of the hill after a successful sledding attempt. (Photo by Cara Pattison)
Despite the bitterly cold icy blasts and numb legs, Evelyn Kocher, 4, cannot be deterred from pulling her sled back up Boot Hill in Chisholm Trail Park for another slippery adventure. (Photo by Cara Pattison)
The Posey gang – from left, Lexi Andis, 14, Pailyn Posey, 13, Claire Posey, 15, and James Colter Posey, 11 – smile from behind their layers of warm clothes after many tiring trips up-and-down Boot Hill. (Photo by Cara Pattison)