Have a family of non-skiers, or just want to find a fun place to go snow tubing? Check out our picks for the best snow tubing resorts for families, ranging from traditional snow tubing at ski resorts to resorts with snow tubing parks of their own.
Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some snow tubing parks may be closed or have limited hours. Be sure to check with the resort directly before visiting.
1. Camelback Mountain Resort – Tannersville, PA
Did you know Camelback Mountain Resort in the Poconos is the largest snow tubing resort in the U.S.? And did you know it also offers Galactic Snowtubing? Galactic Snowtubing includes colorful LED lights and music for nighttime tubing on 42 lanes! Galactic Snowtubing access is included in all snow tubing ticket prices.
Recommended Hotel: Camelback Lodge & Indoor Waterpark
2. Cataloochee Ski Area – Maggie Valley, NC
At Cataloochee Ski Area, you’ll find Tube World. Like most snow tubing resorts, there is a 42-inch height requirement. Little ones are welcome to play at Wee Bowl, a much smaller area for tubing.
Recommended Hotel: Jonathan Creek Inn & Villas
3. The Omni Homestead Resort – Hot Springs, VA
The Omni Homestead Resort offers the Penguin Slides Tubing Park, featuring all the classic thrills of sledding (minus the dreaded trudge back up the hill). The tubing park offers well-groomed lanes and the Penguin Express, a new tubing area conveyor. The resort also has ice skating and mini snowmobiles!
4. Keystone Resort – Keystone, CO
Colorado’s Keystone Resort offers both day and nighttime snow tubing—with a lift to maximize your tubing time! There’s also a separate—and completely free—area for tiny tykes (42 inches and under) who aren’t yet ready for the big-kid hills.
Recommended Hotel: Keystone Lodge & Spa
5. Mount Washington Valley, NH
Mount Washington Valley is home to four tubing parks and hills. The Cranmore Adventure Park offers a 10-lane mega-tubing park, open Fridays through Sundays and during vacation periods, too. King Pine Ski Area’s tubing park has grown popular for its Friday night Torchlight snow tubing under the stars and lights. The Bretton Woods tubing park at the Omni Mount Washington Resort is located near the Stone Pillar Lodge, with tubes available to guests and the public for rentals. And Great Glen Trails offers a tubing hill that’s included in rates.
Recommended Hotel: Omni Mountain Washington Resort
6. Badlands Sno Park – Hudson, WI
Badlands Sno Park offers tubing hills of varying levels. Little ones can start on the Bunny Hill, while big kids can head for the Big Hill. The Turbo slope is the ultimate; at over 1,300 vertical feet, it is the tallest tubing slope in the Midwest!
Recommended Hotel: Comfort Suites Hudson
7. Massanutten Resort – McGaheysville, VA
New for 2019, Massanutten Resort is offering Northern Lights Tubing. Guests can zoom down the destination resort’s snow tubing hill, surrounded by glowing neon lights and pumping music! Snow tubers can also bring glow sticks to enhance the ride.
8. Roundtop Mountain Resort – Lewisberry, PA
Kids ages 5 and older can head for the snow tube runs at Roundtop Mountain Resort, where a Magic Carpet Lift is at the ready! For kids ages 4 and under, there’s a separate kiddie area with pint-size tubes. Bonus: Roundtop Mountain Resort is about 40 minutes from Hershey, Pennsylvania!
Recommended Hotel: Hampton Inn by Hilton Harrisburg West
9. Rocking Horse Ranch Resort – Highland, NY
One of the best all-inclusive resorts in the U.S., Rocking Horse Ranch Resort doesn’t just offer tubing in the winter; it offers tubing year-round! The best part? It’s included in rates! Take the Magic Carpet Lift to the top of the resort’s ‘Big Hill,’ plunge down, and repeat! Bonus: On select evenings in the fall, you can also enjoy Cosmic Night Mountain Tubing.
10. Killington Ski Resort – Killington, VT
Snow tubing is always fun at Killington, with several lanes and a lift—in addition to a cafe with casual eats. Vermonters enjoy discounted tubing rates as an added bonus. Better yet, you can go tubing all year long—Killington offers Terra Tubing in the summertime!
Recommended Hotel: Killington Mountain Lodge
11. Mt. Hood Skibowl – Government Camp, OR
Did you know Mt. Hood Skibowl is home to the world’s first cosmic snow tubing? Visit this winter sports haven for 600,000 LED lights, laser light shows, black lights, colored lights and rocking music—all while tubing! When you reach the bottom of the hill, grab your tube and hop on the snow tubers’ conveyor back to the top.
Recommended Hotel: BEST WESTERN Mt. Hood Inn
12. Heavenly Ski Resort – South Lake Tahoe, CA
Heavenly Ski Resort offers traditional tubing for those 42 inches and up, while little ones are treated to an area of their own. The best part of the big-kid tubing? A 65-foot drop! Tubing is offered in the summer, too.
Recommended Hotel: Resort at Squaw Creek
What to Pack for Your Next Trip
Girl’s Ski Outfit for the Slopes
Boy’s Ski Outfit for the Slopes
Women’s/Mom’s Ski Outfit for the Slopes
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