Whether you’re interested in a wintertime family activity, an alternative to skiing or an add-on to a ski trip itinerary, snow tubing is just the thing. This fun activity dates back to the late 1800s, following John Boyd Dunlop’s invention of the air-filled tire. While it’s unclear how the activity officially began, we do know that snow tubing offers a great no-skills-required winter adventure. Many ski resorts offer designated snow tubing hills where guests can enjoy an exhilarating ride down the mountain, and a carefree magic carpet ride back up top. Some even feature illuminated lanes and laser light shows. Check out our list of some of the best places to go snow tubing in the USA
Park City Mountain Resort boasts Utah’s longest groomed tubing lane, measuring a whopping 1,200 feet. You’ll find it at Woodward Park City, which was rebranded from Gorgoza Park following an expansion of its tubing arena. With additional tubing lanes and a revamped magic carpet, Woodward Park City offers plenty of upgraded family tubing fun.
Hours: Daily, 10 am-6 pm
Tickets: Starting at $25 per person
Visit the Woodward Park City website for the latest information on pricing and hours.
Snow tubing enthusiasts will want to head to Keystone Resort to experience the new Mountaintop Tubing Hill. At 11,640 feet above sea level, it’s touted as the highest snow tubing hill in the world. Snow tubers have the added bonus of a scenic gondola ride to the mountaintop tubing location. After a carefree sliding down the tubing portion of the mountain, a magic carpet ride will transport you back up for another thrilling ride. Mountain Top Tubing Hill offers six tubing lanes of varying lengths ranging from 400 to 600 feet long.
Hours: Daily, 10:45 am to 4 pm
Tickets: Starting at $45 per person
Visit the Keystone Resort website for the latest information on pricing and hours.
Dubbed “America’s Family Resort,” Smugglers’ Notch offers plenty of tubing fun on the slopes. Located near the aquatics facility, this daytime tubing area offers a chance to zip down the tubing lanes every Thursday through Sunday. Those looking for après-ski tubing can head to Sir Henry’s Hill each evening where nighttime tubing is offered on the lighted terrain.
Hours: Daytime Tubing, Thurs – Sun, 10:30 am – 3 pm; Evening Tubing, Daily, 5 pm – 9 pm
Tickets: Tubing is available for Daycation ticket holders, SmuggsPass holders or purchasers of the Club Smugglers’ Package
Visit the Smugglers’ Notch website for the latest information on pricing and hours.
Visitors to Steamboat can add to the wintertime fun with a visit to Saddleback Ranch’s Yee-Haw Tubing Hill. The resort offers a state-of-the-art tow lift that attaches itself to each inner tube and gently pulls you back up the hill. Sessions are two-hours long, and transportation to and from the hill is included in the ticket price.
Hours: Daily, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm
Tickets: Starting at $36 per person
Visit the Steamboat Ski Resort website for the latest information on pricing and hours.
For an epic tubing experience, head to the largest snow tubing area in the U.S. at Camelback Mountain Resort in the Poconos. The resort offers 42 tubing lanes to choose from. And the fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down. Nightfall brings Galactic Snow Tubing, when thousands of colorful LED lights illuminate all 42 lanes. All sessions are two hours long, beginning each hour, on the hour.
Hours: Mon – Thurs, 12 pm – 8 pm; Fri, 12 pm – 10 pm; Sat – Sun, 9 am – 10 pm
Tickets: Starting at $50 per person
Visit the Camelback Mountain Resort website for the latest information on pricing and hours.
Continue your Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows Resort mountain adventure by snow tubing at SnoVentures Activity Zone. Afternoon tubing is offered daily. But Saturday nights are when the party begins with an electrifying evening of Disco Tubing. Colorful LED lights, laser light displays and live DJ entertainment get the tubing party started in true 1970s style.
Hours: Daily, 12 pm – 4 pm; Disco Tubing, Sat, 5 pm-8 pm
Tickets: Starting at $42 per person; Disco Tubing $59 per person
Visit the Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows website for the latest information on pricing and hours.
With four tubing lanes offering varying degrees of difficulty, Copper Mountain’s Snow Tubing Hill has something from everyone. Kids who haven’t yet reached the 36-inch height requirement can enjoy the nearby Critterland Copper Mountain located at the base of Copper’s tubing hill. Tubing sessions are an hour-long where magic carpet rides will quickly whisk you back up to the top, enabling as many runs as possible.
Hours: Thurs – Tues, 10 am – 6 pm (closed Wed)
Tickets: Starting at $44 per person
Visit the Copper Mountain website for the latest information on pricing and hours.
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