Commercial Tubing hills have grown in popularity all across the country and new ones are opening all the time. For those who love the thrill of tubing we have put together a list of the top 7 tubing hills in the country. From California to Georgia, these hills are sure to satisfy the tuber within.
Home to America’s biggest snowtubing park, this ski resort in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains offers a whopping 42 tubing lanes and two magic carpet conveyers, with double tubes for parents and kids to share (kids must be between 33 and 43 inches tall), and single tubes for anyone 44 inches or taller.
The biggest tubing and sledding hill in Michigan gets raves for being old-school—no set lanes, but one big hill—with single and double tubes and a nice handle-tow system to get you back to the top. The adjoining café has hot cocoa and pizza for breaks. No height restrictions.
The Buckeye State may not be known for its high altitudes, but about an hour east of Columbus lies Mad River’s Avalanche Tubing Park, whose 10 ribbon-like lanes offer rolling terrain and a generous 1,000-foot run. Got any night owls in your clan? On Fridays and Saturdays through February, the tubing runs are open until 1 am. There are no height restrictions.
The tubing hill at Heavenly Mountain may only have four lanes, but the run is a sweet 500 feet long with an exciting 65-foot drop. Plus, it’s open year-round: summer offers an all-weather “tubing surface” so that riders can tube in the sunshine.
Located in Colorado's White River National Forest, Keystone Resort’s Adventure Point tubing hill has five to six lanes of varying steepness, so you can get either a gentle or more thrilling ride, and there’s a covered magic carpet conveyer to take you back to the top. Some evenings, the hill also offers disco or ’80s music nights. Kids who fall short of the Adventure Point’s 42-inch height minimum can still take a ride nearby, at the low-key Family Tubing Hill at the Keystone Nordic Center.
Unsurprisingly this Atlanta-area mountain relies on man-made snow to blanket its three hilly runs: for those at least 42 inches tall, there’s the Tube Runner and its traditional tubes; for kids 36 inches and taller, the 400-foot Avalanche Alley hill offers family tubes that can easily seat four; and tots 3 and younger can tackle the Little Angels hill on toboggan sleds.
Ten stories high and three football fields long, “The Plunge” run at this Blue Ridge Mountain resort in Virginia promises to get you sliding at speeds up to 30 mph. Happily, there's a conveyor-belt lift to get you back to the top. Kids must be at least 42 inches tall to ride, and the resort recommends a minimum age guideline of 6 and up.
Use this guide as a helpful reference while looking for places to go tubing. You might just find your new favorite tubing place!