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A favorite pastime for many families during Christmas break is to load up the sleds, cardboard boxes, inner tubes, garbage can lids and/or snowboards and find the best slope in town to go sledding college hill on the campus of Montana State University- Northern. Brad and Kathy Sangray took their children Brooke, 5, and Kaden, 7 to experience the thrills of the hill on Friday, Dec. 26. Kathy said sledding is a family tradition when the snow falls and the weather is decent. True to her word, Kathy kneeled onto a cardboard box and screamed the entire way down. She said sledding brings out the kid in her. "We love it. I love it. I like to scream all the way down the hill," she said, adding that her family usually sleds down the hill in their backyard in Havre. They went down the MSU-N hill for the first time on Friday. "It's a good hill," she said. "It's all packed down." The Sangray children are not scaredy-cats when it comes to an adrenaline rush, either. Son Kaden laid down on his sled and blasted down the hill at lightening speed. Daughter Brooke also took a liking to college hill as she hoisted her sled's reins close to her body to steer. "She has no fear," Kathy said. "She is a daredevil in lots of stuff." "(I like to go sledding) because it's fun," Brooke said as her father, Brad, pulled her up the hill. "You get to go down fast and steep hills." Sledding is a family fun-for-all for sisters Melissa Petersen and Monte Healy as well. The sisters took their children Jace, Birgin, Payton and Brandon and nephew Martin to Havre's beloved MSU-N hill on Friday. The sisters laughed as they launched down the hill together in a sled. Their children and nephew tackled a homemade ramp to get some air action. "We try to do this at least once a year," Monte said, "When it's not too cold." Melissa and Monte agreed sledding is a fun activity for them, but they are pretty sure it is the kids who enjoy bombing down the snowy slope the most.