The Best Snow Tubing Spots in the NJ Area
Whether the kids are tubing newbies or seasoned pros, these spots offer fun alternatives to skiing and snowboarding.
Whether the kids are tubing newbies or seasoned pros, these spots offer fun alternatives to skiing and snowboarding. Just be sure to make a reservation before you leave the house, since the runs fill up and you don’t want to be turned away.
301 Resort Dr., Tannersville, PA
The biggest snow tubing park in the US, this Pocono resort boasts 42 snow tubing lanes and two magic carpet lifts. Riders pick between racing solo or riding with a buddy in a two-person tube. Galactic Snow Tubing (which consists of soaring down a hill lit with neon lights) and a new tubing lodge are debuting this winter, so be the first to give them a try. Kids must be at least 33 inches tall to ride. Tickets are $25 for unlimited weekday runs, and $30–35 for three-hour sessions on weekends and holidays.
200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah
Kids will rip down eight straight-shot paths, so make sure they’re ready to race! You can also ride your tube back up, perfect for little legs not quite ready for a climb. Kids must be 42 inches tall to ride. Tickets are $21 Monday through Thursday, $23 on Friday and $26 on weekends and holidays.
99 Holiday Mountain Rd., Monticello, NY
Great for beginners, this one straightaway lane nestled in the Catskills gives little ones an intro to tubing with gentle hills and slopes. Tickets cost $20 per person. Kids must be 44 inches tall to ride. Sessions sell out quickly, so call ahead.
64 Klein Ave., Hunter, NY
Racers get their choice of more than 20 high-speed chutes that are nearly 1,000 feet long each. There’s also a mini tubing park for tiny riders. Children should be at least 33 inches tall to ride. Tickets are $20 per person 42 inches or taller and $30 for kids between 33 and 42 inches if they’re with an adult.
200 Rte. 94, Vernon
The 30 tubing lanes span five acres in this Sussex County resort that’s only a stone’s throw from Crystal Springs Resort. Kids must be 42 inches tall and at least five years old to fly down hills. A carpet lift means no hauling tubes back up the mountain—and less complaining! Tickets are $20 for a weekday session and $30 for a two-hour weekend session.
51 Old Mt. Peter Road, Warwick, NY
This small mountain gives first-timers a leg up when it comes to making their mark. The route’s about 600 feet long, so it’s a great option if the clan decides to pack in their skis, too. You must be 42 inches tall and 12 years old to ride solo. Passes are $25 for a two-hour session.
401 Hollow Rd., East Stroudsburg, PA
The Pocono Plunge Snow Tubing Park gives mini-riders under 46 inches the chance to ride with Mom or Dad using tandem tubes. And there are two conveyor lifts that whisk you to the top after you shoot down. Advance reservations aren’t accepted, so get there early. Tickets are $22 for two hours and $37 for four hours on weekdays. It’s $27 for a two-hour session and $42 for a four-hour session on weekends.
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