Over the last several years snow tubing has become one of the fastest growing “amenities” that many of the ski areas of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic now offer. Some promote their tubing hills as the fastest, longest, biggest—no matter—they are ALL fun and this activity offers every member of the family the ability to enjoy “riding the snow.”
The snow tubing photo above is taken at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia and they—along with Winterplace’s tubing and Wisp Resort’s in Maryland—rank as the best of the best from around the region. If you get a chance to visit one of these resorts, be sure to check out their well-groomed, near perfect tubing hills!
Although we rank these as the top three tubing hills, many of the Southeast’s and Mid-Atlantic’s ski areas now offer snow tubing. Some resorts are more restrictive than others about riding together, minimum ages and hooking tubes together, etc. So we have provided some links to all of the resorts’ tubing information. We hope that you’ll give it a try for yourself!
Favorite Alternative Winter Activity
Although skiing and boarding are the main reasons people visit the slopes, there’s no question that snow tubing has been a great addition to the winter fun at all of the region’s ski resorts.
Snow Tubing has become a favorite alternative winter activity for a lot of people and particularly families and groups.
We receive a lot of emails from families and friends that are planning trips and want to know if there are any activities that those who DON’T ski can participate in while others in the group are carving up the slopes.
TUBING is a great answer!
Just imagine hopping on a plump inner tube and flying down an exciting incline to a wide open bottom area—and there you have tubing. The tubes at the resorts are specially designed for use on the snow and they even come complete with hookups so that once you’re at the bottom, you simply walk over, hook on to the lift and sit while the lift pulls you back to the top! (Some resorts have installed moving conveyors that you simply stand on and they take you back to the top, saving ALL of your energies to do it all over again!)
Peaked Mountain Express Tube Park is a thrilling 900-foot-long hill! Ride down and then let our SunKid Wonder Carpet take you back to the top. Weather and track conditions permitting, we do allow “training” or “chaining” of tubes at our discretion. Children must be at least 36″ tall to tube. One person – one tube, no exceptions.