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D.C. Sledding: 8 Spots To Slip And Slide

Children sled down Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 8, 2010 as the District of Columbia and the mid-Atlantic region
Children sled down Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 8, 2010 as the District of Columbia and the mid-Atlantic region recover from a weekend blizzard that droped more than two feet of snow (about 75 cm) on the capital. The Federal Government closed today along with schools and many businesses. AFP PHOTO / Tim SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C.'s snow drought is over!

With several inches already on the ground in the suburbs and snow falling fast in the District, this may be our first (and last) chance to see real snow accumulation this winter.

While the Weather Channel dubbed this storm system Winter Storm Saturn, we prefer the Washington Post's catchy "Snowquester."

It's been two years since Washington saw real snow accumulation. In 2010, "Snowmageddon" dumped a record 18 to 32 inches of snow on the D.C. area. Although this week's storm won't rival that, it's still a nice change from the paltry 1.5 inches of accumulation we've seen so far during Winter 2012-2013.

Today D.C. area schools are closed, as well as the federal government, so whether you're a kid or just a kid at heart, now is a great time to hit the slopes -- the sledding slopes, that is. We've rounded up a few favorite spots to slip and slide on sleds, toboggans, saucers or college dining hall trays (hey, we've all been there).

Know of a great sledding spot we missed? Share in the comments!

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