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10 Places to Go Snow Tubing This Winter
Frisco Adventure Park
Frisco, Colorado 1 of 11
Photo: By Todd Powell
With 1,200-foot lanes, a lift service and nighttime tubing hours, the Frisco Adventure Park is the place to be when you're not on the ski slopes. In a town that caters to family-friendly winter activities, this Rocky Mountain snow tubing hill is a must-visit.
Cost: $25 for the first hour, plus $10 for each additional hour; reduced rates for local businesses and residents
Garden Valley, Idaho 2 of 11
X-Sports is the perfect place for a family gathering, weekend activity or corporate party. Choose from three lanes ranked "mild to wild," then ride the tow lift back to the top and take another turn. Need a break? Warm up by the fire, inside a cozy yurt, at the bottom of the hill.
Cost: $12 for 1 hour; $20 for 2 hours
Heavenly Tubing Hill
Lake Tahoe, California 3 of 11
Make your way to Lake Tahoe for a heavenly adventure. This hill boasts a 65-foot vertical drop and a new lodge where you can warm up with hot cocoa. Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and riders must be taller than 42 inches to ride.
Mad River Mountain Avalanche Tubing Park
Bellefontaine, Ohio 4 of 11
With 10 lanes that are 1,000-feet long, Mad River is Ohio's biggest snow tubing park. Go earlier in the day or later in the evening—they're open until 9:30 p.m.—to avoid crowds. College students can ride until 1 a.m. on "college Fridays."
Cost: $25 for 3 hours
Wirth Winter Recreation Area
Minneapolis, Minnesota 5 of 11
Take the family to Wirth for a day of cool winter fun. Ride the hill then relax in the Wirth Chalet. Kids ages 4 to 17 ride free from 4 to 7:45 p.m. on "Wild Winter Wednesdays."
Boyne Mountain Resort
Boyne Falls, Michigan 6 of 11
Photo: Courtesy of Boyne Mountain Resort
Choose from two, 800-foot lanes at Boyne Highlands or five, 750-foot lanes at Boyne Mountain. According to their website, this is "the most fun you can have sitting down!"
Cost: $18 for 2 hours
Pokagon State Park Toboggan Run
Angola, Indiana 7 of 11
While this is not technically a snow tubing park, it's a snowy destination with downhill thrills. Take a ride on the quarter-mile toboggan track and hit speeds up to 40 mph.
The park is open year-round and has an abundance of other winter activities including cross-country skiing, sledding and ice fishing.
Cost: $12.84 per toboggan per hour; maximum of four people per sled
Wintergreen, Virginia 8 of 11
Snow tubing has become one of the most popular activities at Wintergreen Resort, and for good reason. They have the biggest tubing park in Virginia. The lanes are more than three football fields long and you can reach speeds up to 30 mph. Find out for yourself why this tubing park is nicknamed the "scream machine."
Cost: $25 for 90 minutes
Rochester, New York 9 of 11
Bundle up and barrel downhill at Glacier Ridge. After racing to the bottom, take the moving sidewalk back up for another run. Children must be 4 years old and at least 42 inches tall to get in on the fun.
$17 for 2 hours; season passes available
Camelback Mountain Resort
Tannersville, Pennsylvania 10 of 11
Head to the Poconos and visit the biggest snow tubing park in the U.S. Choose from single or double tubes and ride them down 42 lanes. When you're not flying downhill on a tube, strap on skis or a snowboard for a straight-up good time.
$30 for 3 hours