The Oak Hill Snow Play Area is located on the site of an old alpine ski area (operated during the 1950s). There are two separate sledding runs; one is long and steep and the other shorter and easier for beginners.
FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL, ONLY SLEDS OF FLEXIBLE MATERIAL ARE ALLOWED. METAL, WOOD OR HARD, RIGID SLEDS OR DEVICES ARE PROHIBITED.
- Be sure there is sufficient snow to cover rocks, stumps and cinders before using the area. This usually requires a minimum of one foot of snow. Check the local weather conditions for Williams, AZ to see if snow is predicted for the area to know if there could possibly be any snow at Oak Hill Snow Play.
- If the area is crowded, there is more risk of collisions or other accidents.
- Speed is the most dangerous factor. Don't go so far up the hill until you know what your speed will be like.
- Make sure the entire run is clear before you start. Small children at the bottom of the hill are in a dangerous place.
- Building jumps on the sliding run is dangerous and not allowed.
- More than one person on tubes or tubes linked together is dangerous.
- Whatever you pack in to the area please pack it out and leave no trace. If the available trash bins are full please do not leave trash on the ground and take your trash with you when you leave.
It is possible to have fun and be safe at the safe time. Please be considerate of others.
At a Glance
|Best Season:||Winter when there is snow available.|
|Water:||None. Bring everything you need.|
|Restroom:||One vault toilet available.|
Location: The Oak Hill Snow Play Area is located about 10 miles east of Williams on Historic Route 66.
Access #1: From Williams, go about 8 miles east on I-40 to the Pitman Valley exit #171. After exiting, turn left to cross over the freeway and then immediately turn to the right (east) onto Historic Route 66; go about 2 miles to the snow play area on your right (watch for signs).
Access #2: From Flagstaff, take I-40 west 16 miles to the Parks exit #178. Turn right and go to Historic Route 66. Turn left on to Historic Route 66 and continue 4 miles to the Oak Hill Snow Play Area on your left.
There is a warming shelter at the bottom of the hill with a fire circle and picnic tables. Toilet facilities are available.
Safe capacity at one time for the area is about 100 people. Even with this number, if a few are rowdy or inconsiderate of others, the risk of accidents increases.
A parking area for approximately 15 cars is located just off Historic Route 66 and is shared with the visitors that go to the Oak Hill Snow Play Area (area is unavailable). To access the trail you must walk across the Route 66 road after parking.
Parking is NOT allowed alongside of the historic Route 66 near the Snow Play and Keyhole Sink Trail and you could be ticketed.
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