Vermont snow tubing requires little skill to harvest lots of thrillThe only question we have about snow tubing is, "Why did it take so long to come up with this?!" The activity is simple, and a blast. Just hop onto an inflated tube and slide down the hill. This is great fun for kids and families. Note that many tubing hills have a minimum height limit -- usually 3 and 4 feet tall. Snow tubing may be offered as an activity at large downhill ski areas or at centers dedicated to tubing and other snow sports. Tubes are usually available to rent, but not always. Tubing depends on natural snowfall, so call ahead or check a ski or tubing area's website before you head out.
Killington Tubing Park
Across from Killington Grand Resort Hotel, 228 E Mountain Road Killington, VT, 05751 Phone: 800-621-MTNS
Tubing lanes, lift, night tubing under lights
Hours: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, 1- a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission: Tickets are valid for 90-minute sessions starting at opening time. Tickets include tube rentals and use of lifts. Tubers must be at least 42 inches tall. Adults over age 17, $17; youth under age 18, $15. Discounts on Thursday nights for Vermont residents. Information: http://bit.ly/JI2Gih
Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center
783 Townshend Road Grafton, VT, 05146 Phone: 802-843-2400
Snow tubing is offered at this cross-country skiing and snowshoeing center
A base lodging offers rentals and lessons and repairs. Dogs are welcome on the property on Mondays and Thursdays.
204 Cobble Hill Road Milton, VT Phone: 802-891-6225
Tubing hill with tubes for rent; low admission fees; helmets required; warm-up barn
Park charges a gate fee of $10 per car for admission. Snow tube rentals are $12 for two hours. If you rent at least two tubes the park waives the gate fee. Sliding is free if you bring your own equipment. Monster (oversized) tubes are not permitted. No snowmaking; the slopes rely on natural snowfall. No towing up the hill.
There is a warm barn with bathroom, hot chocolate, drinks,snacks and free Wi-Fi. Open: Weekends, 10 a.m.-dusk. Call ahead to check on conditions before coming out. Information: www.sharppark.com/index.php/home/snowtubing/
Okemo Mountain Resort / Jackson Gore
77 Okemo Ridge Road Ludlow, VT, 05149 Phone: 802-228-1600
Daily tubing at several lanes on large downhill ski area
Mount Snow Ski Area
Pisgah Road West Dover, VT Phone: Toll-Free: 800-245-SNOW
Daily snow tubing is offered at this large downhill ski mountain
Magic Mountain Ski Area
495 Magic Mountain Access Road Londonderry, VT, 05148 Phone: 802-824-5645
Snow tubing is offered at this downhill ski area; family friendly; 70% snowmaking
One restaurant and one bar on the property. Social life at Goniff’s Den. Snow tubing is offered at this downhill ski center; family friendly; annual snowfall of 13 feet; 70% snowmaking