If you’re a sports fan, you’ll find yourself at home in this city. Not only does St. Louis boast two world champions, the Blues and the Cardinals, it also has opportunities to try out some sports for yourself, including those of the extreme variety.

🔥 = WashU Hot Picks (WUSM M1 favorites, as reported by our classmates in the Annual Dis-O Mega Survey)

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Extreme Sports in St. Louis

Austin I., M1

Caroline S. took a break from snowboarding to snap this picture of her partner, Naomi, at Hidden Valley.

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, there are still ways to get your fix here in St. Louis. Below are some of my top picks.

  • Off-Roading ($5/day): Located one hour from St. Louis, St. Joe State Park is an amazing location to enjoy off-road vehicles including dirt bikes, ATVs, UTVs, dune buggies, and more. Complete with forests, ponds, creeks, and even sand dunes, St. Joe State Park is a top location for off-roading.
  • Paragliding in Saint Louis ($120/yr membership): The St. Louis area boasts an active paragliding club with locations to cliff launch or to be towed into the sky. To enjoy this sport, you’ll first need to purchase a paraglider and take lessons. The best seasons are spring, summer, and fall, although it’s possible to fly year-round.
  • Hidden Valley Ski Resort (~$40/day): Hidden Valley, just 30 minutes from Saint Louis, is a great place to keep your skills up or to learn skiing or snowboarding for the first time.
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St. Louis Blues Hockey 🔥

Joe B., M1

“The St. Louis Blues are the city’s professional hockey team and play their games at the newly renovated Enterprise Center downtown. For the first time in franchise history, the Blues won the Stanley Cup in 2019 and the city could not have enjoyed the ride more. Whether you’re a fan of the sport or just looking for a fun evening activity, Blues’ games are always a blast. Enterprise Center is easy to reach via Metro and as a student, you can often get Student Rush tickets to games for as low as $25!” 

Bruin P., M1

“If you like watching grown men strap blades to their feet, arm themselves with bent sticks, and punch each other out on ice, then hockey is the sport for you! Seriously though, as a longtime hockey fan, I was fired up to move to St. Louis right as the Blues won their first ever Stanley Cup. Sports has a magical way of uniting people and has personally helped me to feel much more integrated into this community. Not to mention, the playoff atmosphere in Enterprise Center (only 15 minutes away via MetroLink) is absolutely UNREAL. I still love my hometown NHL team but … Let’s Go Blues! Play Gloria!” 

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St. Louis Cardinals Baseball 🔥

Sherwin N., M1

Summer in St. Louis is all about Cardinals baseball.

“Rejoice, sports fans! Not only is St. Louis home to the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions, it is also host to your 11-time World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals! Come join Cardinal Nation at beautiful Busch Stadium, a short 15-minute MetroLink ride from campus, and watch the Redbirds soar through the postseason as they embark on their journey towards another World Series!”