There’s so much to love about snowtubing in the winter. Almost anyone in the family can hop into it without any athletic skill and it’s a great way for non-skiers to enjoy the snow. These nearby mountains offer tubing fun all winter, so bundle up and head outside for some fresh air and speedy fun. Make sure to reserve in advance, especially on weekends, since this popular activity books up fast. Most mountains are open through spring, depending on the weather. Call ahead to confirm dates and prices, as well as weather updates.
301 Resort Dr., Tannersville, PA
Head down the mountain during the day or at night with Galactic snowtubing. After dark, this biggest snowtubing park in the U.S. has music playing and lanes lit with disco lights. More than 40 lanes allow guests to speed down the mountain in a big inflatable tube. The bonus is the Magic Carpets which bring you back up to the top of the mountain while you kick back and relax.
200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah
This close-to-home spot is an easy trip for a day of fun-filled adventure. Plus, it’s way easier than sledding, since guests sit in their tubes and glide back up the mountain on surface lifts. There are different levels of intensity (think steepness and bumps). Kids must be 48 inches tall to ride and are required to tube alone and on their stomachs.
99 Holiday Mountain Rd., Monticello, NY
This one straightaway lane nestled in the Catskills is great for beginners and gives little ones an intro to tubing with gentle hills and slopes.
64 Klein Ave., Hunter, NY
This nearly 1,000-foot-long tubing hill is perfect for your little speed demons. One of the biggest in New York, racers can streak down the mountain and glide back to the top on a Magic Carpet lift. One person per tube is allowed, and you must sit in the tube vs. gliding on your belly.
123 Rte. 94, Vernon
Whether you’re staying at the lodge or at nearby Crystal Springs Resort, this convenient North Jersey mountain is packed with options for skiing, boarding and even SNOGO riding (like little bikes with skis on them that cruise down a mountain). But if you opt for the laid-back tubing route, kids must be at least 42 inches tall to fly down the hills on their own, or kids who are between 36″- 42″ must ride in a tandem tube or chain link with an adult (no lap sitting is permitted). Tandem tubes are first come, first serve. You’ll see why Vernon Twp. was named a top winter destination in the U.S.
51 Old Mt. Peter Rd., Warwick, NY
This multi-lane 600-foot tubing run will give you and the kids a speedy thrill, and the lift will take you back up to the top. Riders must be over 42” to ride single on the Tubing Hill. Tubers from 36” – 48” can ride in a tandem tube with an adult; or any tuber between 36” – 42” must ride in a tandem tube accompanied by their parent/guardian. If conditions permit, two participants over 48” may ride together in a tandem tube. Independent kiddos under 42” can try the Little Tikes Tubing Area, a winter wonderland with a kid-size tubing hill. If your child is a Little Tikes tuber, you will need a ticket to be in that area with them.
401 Hollow Rd., East Stroudsburg, PA
This Pocono Mountain park has single tubes for anyone over 46” or adult and child tandem tubes for you to share with smaller kiddos. Shawnee Mountain recommends children be at least 4 to go tubing.