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Where to Find the Best Snow Tubing in the Northeast

Have some winter family fun! Spend a thrilling afternoon whizzing down mountain tops at some of the best snow tubing spots in the Northeast.

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Winter is officially here, and snow tubing is the perfect way to break in the season. Sliding down mountaintops at full speed, quick breaks for lunch and hot cocoa, time with family and friends – these are the ingredients for a perfect day. Just remember to dress appropriately – your toes and fingers will thank you!

From Pennsylvania to Maine, these are some of the best snow tubing spots in the Northeast.

Snow Tubing in Pennsylvania

The home of the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania has plenty of places to go snow tubing. But if you’re looking for crazy fast slopes and the best all-around action, head to Camelback.

Camelback Mountain
Tannersville

As the biggest snow tubing park in the U.S. with 42 lighting-fast lanes, Camelback Resort has plenty of slopes to go around. Enjoy the traditional (and always awesome) snow tubing experience or try something a little different. Galactic Snowtubing features an after-dark LED light show bound to keep everyone excited once the sun goes down. Camelback also offers skiing, snowboarding, zip lining, a mountain coaster and the indoor water park Aquatopia.

Need a break? Check out the new Snowtubing Lodge, a cozy spot with lots of restrooms and revamped food and beverage facilities, including a bar (the adults thank you!)

Please note: Camelback snow tubing tickets can’t be purchased online. They are only available at the park on the day of your visit and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Try getting to the park early to purchase tickets and go on a weekday if possible. Weekends are extremely busy.

More snow tubing in Pennsylvania: Blue MountainJack Frost – Big BoulderMontage MountainRoundtop Mountain ResortShawnee MountainSpring Hill MountainWhite Lightning at Poconos Mountain Villas

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Snow Tubing in New Jersey

Located less than a two-hour drive from some of Pennsylvania’s enormous snow tubing destinations, you’re never too far from a day of winter fun in New Jersey.  If you’re looking for somewhere a bit more local, visit the Drop Zone. 

Mountain Creek Drop Zone Snow Tubing Park
Vernon

Expanded from seven lanes to 30, Mountain Creek Drop Zone has become one of the largest snow tubing spots in America. Visit the park and breeze down well-maintained slopes at top speed for a day of good times and laughs. Once you’ve reached the bottom, skip the hike back up with a magic carpet lift to the top.

You can reserve tickets in advance on their website for a single day or visit the resort for a mini-vacation, stunning views and extended family time. If by the off chance you’ve had enough tubing for the day, try skiing or snowboarding on one of Mountain Creek’s intermediate slopes.

Kids must be 42 inches tall and at least 5 years old in order to snow tube.

More snow tubing in New Jersey: Campgaw Mountain

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Snow Tubing in New York

New York has many options for snow tubing day trips, and being approximately two hours from some parks in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Jersey, the list just keeps growing. However, out of all the winter parks nearby, this is our favorite New York spot.

The Windham Mountain Adventure Park
Windham

Zoom down six lanes of 650-foot snow-covered slopes! You can enjoy the thrill in a single canvas-covered tube or tie multiple tubes together. And if the little ones need a break, warm up with hot cocoa at Sliders Cafe. You can buy tickets for two-hour sessions ($20) or spend just $5 more on a four-hour session. There are even Friday night specials where snow tubing is only $15 for a three-hour session (5-8 p.m.).

If reasonable pricing and awesome tubing aren’t enough reason to visit, The Windham Mountain Adventure Park also offers ice skating, two zip lines, kids’ snowmobiles and – of course – skiing and snowboarding. Day and night, this park is guaranteed to keep you entertained all winter long.

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More snow tubing in New York: Four Seasons Golf & Ski CenterGreek Peak Mountain ResortHoliday Mountain Ski & Fun ParkHunter MountainMount PeterPlattekill MountainTaberg Tower TubingToggenburg Mountain Ski CenterWest Mountain Tubing ParkBonus: If you own snow tubes and want to go snow tubing for free, then check out the Lake George Recreation Center.

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Snow Tubing in Connecticut

While Connecticut is home base to countless skiers and snowboarders, snow tubing is another option for locals. 

Powder Ridge Mount Park & Resort
Middlefield

You and your family can take it easy here or hit the extreme tubing trail. No matter what you chose, the three tubing runs at Powder Ridge can reach some pretty high speeds. Snow tubing is available Friday through Sunday.

Purchase a tubing-only pass or opt for the full-access pass to enjoy other winter sports as well. And when you’re done braving the cold outdoors, enjoy a warm, cozy atmosphere and food prepared by chef Kevin Cottle at the Fire at the Ridge & Ridgeside Tavern.

More snow tubing in Connecticut: Woodbury Ski Area

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Snow Tubing in Massachusetts

You’ll find a lot of sweet snow tubing runs in Massachusetts, but in our opinion, the most extreme are in Nashoba Valley!

Nashoba Valley
Westford

Nashoba Valley’s slopes provide snowy excitement for all ages. Open seven days and nights, the Littleton tubing park is the largest in New England, with 18 tubing lanes serviced by four lifts. Afterward, cozy up in the lodge and stop by the snack bar, which includes a full-service bar.

More snow tubing in Massachusetts: Berkshire EastBousquet MountainSki ButternutSki Ward

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Snow Tubing in New Hampshire

If  you’re looking for a mountain with not only snow tubing, but the best off-hill winter fun in the New Hampshire area, then this park is exactly what you’re searching for!

Cranmore Mountain
North Conway

Ride forward, backward or spin down the hill – you can do it all at Cranmore’s Tubing Park. Featuring 10 lanes serviced by both a magic-carpet surface lift and a handle-tow lift, there is plenty of action to go around. You can spend the day whooshing down the slopes, or hit one of Cranmore’s many off-hill activities.

After a two-hour session of tubing, visit Mountain Adventure Park and try out the mountain coaster, zip line or giant swing. A two-hour tubing ticket costs $29; for $20 more you can purchase a two-hour tubing ticket and unlimited access to the Mountain Adventure Park. Check Cranmore’s website for more details on pricing.

More snow tubing in New Hampshire: Granite GorgeGreat Glen Trails Outdoor CenterGunstock Mountain ResortKing Pine Loon MountainMcIntyre Ski AreaMount Washington ResortPats PeakWaterville Valley Resort

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Snow Tubing in Rhode Island 

Yawgoo Valley
Exeter

Yawgoo Valley may be the only snow tubing park in Rhode Island, but that has nothing to do with its great reputation. The park includes seven perfectly carved lanes and tow ropes, which means plenty of tubing for everyone. And the friendly staff will even help you and your kids spin down the mountain (if requested). Snow tubing sessions at Yawgoo Valley are $15 per 50 minutes. The park is open Friday through Sunday and tickets can be purchased online or in person the day of, but no reservations or purchases can be made by phone.

While there is no age limit, children need to be at least 42 inches tall to tube. Be sure to check the weather and daily report before booking. Tickets are nonrefundable!

No matter where you are in the Northeast or what mountain you’re tubing down, remember to let loose. Snow tubing brings out the inner child in all of us. So when you’re flying down that snowy slope at top speed, don’t hold back any laughs or screams. Dress warm and enjoy the time with your family and friends.

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What’s your favorite snow tubing spot? Tell us in the comments. 

This post was first published in 2017 and has been updated.

Comments
  • Elaine S.

    Love all the new information…Thanks for tuning me in on the new AAA program.This will become so helpful for me, my family and friends, We are all AAA members so we are ready to absorb all the info we can get. Many Thanks, Elaine

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