If you’re not much of a skier or snowboarder, snow tubing is a super fun way to enjoy the local slopes that doesn’t require any lessons.
Sliding down mountaintops at full speed, quick breaks for 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!
These are some of our favorite snow tubing spots in the Northeast.
With over 40 lighting-fast snow tubing 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. Purchasing tickets online in advance is encouraged.
Visit Cobblestone Village 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. When you’ve had enough tubing for the day, try skiing or snowboarding on one of Mountain Creek’s intermediate slopes. All riders must be at least 42 inches tall to snow tube. Limited ticket quantities are available; advanced purchase required for all visits.
More snow tubing in New Jersey: Campgaw Mountain
Zoom down six lanes of 650-foot snow-covered slopes in your own tube, or even book a kids’ snowmobile for those between the ages of 6 and 13. When you’re ready for a break, warm up with hot cocoa at Drop Zone. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.
Windham Mountain Adventure Park also offers ice skating and, of course, skiing and snowboarding. Day and night, this park is guaranteed to keep you entertained all winter long.
Bonus: If you own snow tubes and want to go snow tubing for free, then check out the Lake George Recreation Center.
The tubing runs at Powder Ridge can reach some pretty high speeds. Purchase weekday or weekend pass, or go at night for Interstellar Tubing with colorful glowing lights. When you’re done braving the cold outdoors, enjoy a warm, cozy atmosphere and a meal at the Fire at the Ridge Restaurant & Tavern right there on the resort.
Nashoba Valley’s slopes provide snowy excitement for all ages. Open Wednesday through Sunday, the Nashoba Valley’s Snow 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.
Ride forward, backward or spin down the hill – you can do it all at Cranmore’s Tubing Park. Featuring 10 lanes, you can spend the whole day whooshing down the slopes. Open every weekend through the winter.
More snow tubing in New Hampshire: Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, Gunstock Mountain Resort, King Pine, Loon Mountain, McIntyre Ski Area, Mount Washington Resort, Pats Peak, Waterville Valley Resort
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 lanes and tow ropes, which means plenty of tubing for everyone. Children need to be at least 42 inches tall to tube. Advance reservation required.
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, most of all, enjoy the time with your family and friends.
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