Totally Tubular: 15 Best Snow Tubing Parks in the United States

Not all of us are meant to be skiers (raises hand), but many of us do revel in a good cold-weather vacation or day trip. In winter, it’s hard to get more fun than flying down a hill at top speeds in an inflatable snow tube.

All across the country, there are fantastic snow tubing parks with hills that range from mild to wild, ensuring that every member of the family has loads of snow-covered fun. Here are the biggest and best snow tubing parks in the United States for winter family fun.

#1: Camelback Resort (Pennsylvania) 

Snow Tubing-Camelback Resort

Only in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania will you find the largest snow tubing park in the United States, Camelback Resort. As in, 42 wicked fast lanes of Camelback tubing. It’s a snow tuber’s dream.

Two magic carpets transport riders back to the top of the hill for those eager to get in as many runs as they can during the three-hour Camelback snow tubing session. Once the sun goes down, look for the two-hour Galactic Session that runs from 8-10 pm. Tickets: $30-$40. 

#2: Woodward Park City (Utah)

At Woodward Park City in Utah, seven new and improved snow tubing lanes will wow every member of the family. Sessions run two hours long and kick off at the top of each hour.

The tubing lanes here are extra-long, like more than 1,200 feet in length from top to bottom. Snow tubing is for kids as young as four and runs during the day and in the evening. Tickets: $26-$55. 

#3: Massanutten Resort (Virginia) 

Snow Tubing-Massanutten Resort In Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Massanutten Resort wows winter enthusiasts with 16 snow tubing lanes that run 900 feet from top to bottom. The vertical is nearly 12 stories.

Snow tubing sessions run in two-hour blocks from as early as 9 am to as late as midnight. New for 2020, look for Northern Lights tubing, which incorporates neon lights and upbeat music, even glow sticks. Tickets: $25-$32.

#4: Blue Mountain Resort (Pennsylvania)

In Pennsylvania, Blue Mountain Resort boasts the longest and fastest snow tubing runs in the state, if not the entire northeast region. Look for 34 lanes that run more than 1,000 feet long.

Three lifts take riders back to the top for the next adrenaline-pumping snow tubing run. New for 2020, look for double snow tubes. Littles can ride with a friend or sibling, maybe even a parent. Three-hour Blue Mountain snow tubing sessions are available on weeknights and weekends all day for plenty of snow fun. Tickets: $25-$40. 

#5: Ski Butternut (Massachusetts) 

Kids Pulling Tubes at Ski Butternut

Ski Butternut is widely considered to be among the best places to go for snow tubing, drawing in winter sports enthusiasts from all across New England.

For 2020, the snow tubing park is bigger and better, thanks to the addition of three new tubing lanes. Eleven lanes of fun now welcome eager snow tubers on Friday nights and weekends. Tickets: $15-$25.

#6: Wilmot Mountain (Wisconsin)

At Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin, you’ll find 22 snow tubing lanes that run more than 1,000 feet in length. Two magic carpets take riders back to the top for another race to the bottom.

After a few runs, warm up with a hot chocolate and a savory snack in the Wilmot tubing lodge. An outdoor deck overlooks the entire tubing park. Tickets: $27-$36.

#7: Snowshoe Mountain (West Virginia) 

Family at Snowshoe Mountain

Feel the rush as you fly down the six-story, eight lane snow tubing hill at Coca-Cola Tube Park at Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia.

New for 2020, look for Galactic Tubing. A multi-color LED light show wows tubers as they race down the hill after dark. A new party deck with fire pits offers a view of the entire tubing park. Tickets: $15-$20. 

#8: Heritage Hills Resort (Pennsylvania)

A full 10 lanes of fun awaits riders at AvalancheXpress, the snow tubing park at Heritage Hills Resort in York, Pennsylvania. Day and season passes are available for tubing.

Special lighting allows for night tubing, while fire pits and hot chocolate help to keep tubers warm. An outdoor skating rink next to the park is a lot of fun after a day spent snow tubing. Tickets: $22-$36. 

#9: Mt. Hood Ski Bowl (Oregon) 

Furry Mt Hood Ski Bowl Mascot

In Oregon, the Snow Tube and Adventure Park at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl boasts eight tubing lanes, a magic carpet and a wintry playland, as well as a kiddie tubing carousel.

There are lanes for all skill levels, including the Extreme Tube Hill for uber-adventurous snow tubers. In the evening, Cosmic Tubing wows with 600,000 LED lights and laser light shows. Tickets: $18-$28. 

#10: Colorado Adventure Park 

Just minutes from Winter Park Ski Resort, Colorado Adventure Park is Grand County’s largest and fastest snow tubing hill. It can be intense too thanks to blue and black diamond runs.

Regardless of your skill level, there’s a snow tubing run for you since they range from slow and mellow to fast and wild. Book a one- or two-hour session. Kids as young as three can tube, but only with a parent in a double tube. All riders under 18 must wear a helmet. Tickets: $25-$68.

#11: Keystone Ski Resort (Colorado) 

Snow Tubing-Keystone Resort

Only at Keystone Ski Resort‘s Adventure Point will you find Colorado’s largest and most epic snow tubing hill with six lanes for double and triple the snow-covered fun.

Kids as young as four can go tubing on their own at Keystone. One-hour tubing sessions are offered during the day and under the lights at night. Kids will also love Keystone’s Kidtopia activities, like face painting, crafts, milkshake socials and snow science. Tickets: $30-$45.

#12: Big Bear Mountain Resort (California) 

At Southern California’s Big Bear Mountain Resort, you’ll find three snow fun areas, including Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain, Big Bear Snow Play and Grizzly Ridge at Snow Summit. Each area has magic carpets enclosed in clear tunnels to take tubers back up to the top.

Alpine Slide boasts SoCal’s only authentic bobsled experience, while Big Bear Snow Play is known for glow tubing on Friday and Saturday nights. Grizzly Ridge is for daytime tubing fun. Tickets: $25-$39. 

#13: Hunter Mountain (New York) 

Snow Tubing-Hunter Mountain

New York’s Hunter Mountain boasts the largest tubing park in New York State. More than 20 lanes send riders across 1,000-foot lanes. There’s also a mini tubing park for little snow lovers.

Book a two-hour tubing session on weekends. Fly down the hills on either a single or double tube. Warm up at the fire pit and snack bar after a few heart-pounding runs. Tickets: $18-$23.

#14: Mountain Creek Ski Resort (New Jersey)

At Mountain Creek Ski Resort in New Jersey, you’ll find a whopping 30 tubing lanes spread across five acres at the on-site snow tubing park. Now that’s massive.

Kids must be at least five years old to go snow tubing. Only one rider per tube, so parents need to be able to let their kids fly down the tubing hill on their own. Tickets: $30.

#15: Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area (Tennessee) 

Flying Down the Tubing Lanes at Ober Gatlingburg

In eastern Tennessee, visitors are wowed by 10 snow tubing lanes across a 400-foot hill at Ober Gatlinburg. Book a 90-minute tubing session to race against friends and family.

Kids as young as three can ride with a parent or caregiver. Even better, kids ages 3-4 are free with a paying adult. Snow tubing season runs all the way through mid-April. Tickets: $25-$30.

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