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The Joys of Snow Tubing

Jan/29/2023 / by Nancy Amon

Treat your family to a thrilling adventure sport

Snow tubing
Snow tubing. Shutterstock

It’s winter, and so time to drag out those snow tubes. What better way to spend time outdoors than with this fun and popular activity? If you don’t know what we are talking about, here’s a primer.

What is Snow Tubing?

Snow tubing is gliding down a snowy hill in a tube. Earlier, the tubes were used tires. These days, inflatable tubes are specially made for the activity.

Taking Care

Safety measures should always be adhered to even though snow tubing is considered less risky than sledding. Just like with other sports, broken or fractured bones, scrapes and bruises are possible when tubing down a snowy hill. A little caution can ensure the safety of all participants.

  • Grown-ups and children should dress warmly for the snow climate (hats, gloves, boots, coat)
  • All snow tubers should wear helmets (bicycle, skateboard, all-purpose protective helmet)
  • Learn how to stop the tube with your feet and never go tubing in public places. The result could be accidents involving pedestrians and traffic.
  • Snow tube with others; never do it alone.
  • Tubing parks are the best places to enjoy a few rounds with the family.
  • Don’t go down the hill facing the way you started; go with your feet facing the front.
  • Don’t snow tube when it’s dark, given the increased risk.

What Makes It Fun?

  • You get to race each other.
  • You don’t need special skills or training, making it a great choice for first-timers.
  • Snow tubing feature lanes so you can get a real race going and not have to worry about someone coming in your way.
  • It is inexpensive and, thus, the perfect treat for moms and their families.
  • It is a good activity to get some fun exercise, as trekking uphill is part of the fun.
  • Children love snow tubing.

Top Ski and Snow Tubing Resorts

King Pine Ski Arena in Madison, New Hampshire

King Pine Ski Arena is renowned for its snow activities. You and your family can enjoy everything from snow tubing and ice skating to cross-country skiing and snowboarding. It also offers ski lessons and private lessons.

Woodward Park City in Utah

Woodward Park City is an all-year outdoor activity destination, with snow activities such as skiing and snow tubing, and separate concrete arenas for skateboarding and biking. You can also become a member to get membership perks and access throughout the year.

Winter Park Resort in Colorado

Winter Park Resort is a leading ski and snow tubing winter resort. There are many activities for families, including lots of snow action, as well as dining, accommodation and lessons. The Cosmic Tube Hill is one of the favorite attractions, where you can enjoy snow tube the hills under neon lights.

Camelback Resort in Tannersville, Pennsylvania

Camelback Resort in Pennsylvania offers an array of outdoor activities, beautiful accommodations, water parks, ski and tubing facilities, as well as mountain adventures.

Besides these places, there’s Bogus basin in Idaho, Butternut Ski Area and Tubing Center, Mt Wood Skibowl in Oregon, The Plunge Tubing Park in Nellysford, Virginia and Canmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire.

References

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5172691.pdf

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-snow-tubing-park/

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