If you like sledding, your going to love tubing! Ride the conveyor to easily get to the top of the hill and then prepare for an exhilarating ride down one of the lanes in the comfort of a cushy tube. The whole family will have a blast at any of these fun places to go snow tubing in Ohio.
Looking for a great outdoor activity to enjoy with the whole family this winter? Then look no further than these awesome tubing spots!
Avalanche Tubing Park at Mad River Mountain
Located about 45 minutes Northwest of Columbus in Zanesfield, Mad River Mountain offers skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. The resort boasts as Ohio's largest tubing park and has two massive conveyor belts that take you to the top of the tubing lanes.
Rides must be at least 42″ to ride and there is only one rider permitted per tube. This means children are not allowed to ride on laps. They do often allow tubes to be “linked together” so that you can create a chain to go down the hill together. Make sure to check with the attendants at the top of the hill first.
Polar Blast Tubing at Brandywine Ski Resort
Brandywine Ski Resort is located in Peninsula just a few minutes from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In addition to skiing and snowboarding hills it also contains the largest snow tubing park in Northeast Ohio. And Afterwards, warm up near the fireplace or grab a snack from the lodge.
Recommended for all ages, but each person must be able to ride in their own tube. This means children are not allowed to ride on laps. Tubers are allowed to go down the chutes together in a group.
Vertical Descent Snow Tubing at Snow Trails – Including Glow Tubing!
Located near Mansfield and complete with up to 7 Tubing Lanes, Snow Trails is a great place to take the family tubing! There are no age or height restrictions, but all riders must ride in their own tube. They do offer kid sized tubes which are smaller and ideal for linking with an adult tube when you go down the hill.
Every weekend and on special days throughout the season, Snow Trails offers Glow Tubing where the hill is lined with LED lights to make the experience even more memorable. Reservations are required and can be made online.
Valley’s Edge Snowtubing
Valley's Edge is small tubing park located in New Paris Ohio. Don't let it's size fool you though, it's a lot of fun and offering very affordable family rates. All ages can enjoy riding the conveyor lift and tubing down one of snow chutes.
Riders must be over 4 years old and able to ride in their own tube. They do allow groups to “link” as many as 3 tubes together which makes it easy for parents to hold onto their child's tube. Each snow tubing ticket includes the use of a snow tube, tube lanes, and snow tube lift.
Alpine Valley Ski Resort – Tubing Closed this Season
Alpine Valley has been a snow sport destination since 1965. Located in Geauga County and in the snow belt it normally receive more natural snow than any of the other ski resorts in Ohio. They typically have a designated area for tubing, but it is closed for the 2020 / 2021 season. Here's hoping the open the area back up again next season.
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Tips for a Great Day Snow Tubing in Ohio
To make your experience more enjoyable, here are a few things to know before you go:
Purchase your tickets in advance – The resorts are operating a limited capacity this year. Reserve your tickets online before you go to secure your spot and avoid the disappointment of arriving and not being able to go snow tubing.
Verify age, height and weight restrictions – While all the parks require each rider to have their own tube, some of them also require kids under a certain age to have a parent accompany them on the hills.
Determine the activities you plan to do before you go – Most of the locations also offer skiing and snowboarding as well. Know what's offered before you go so you can either take advantage of the other activities, or let the group know you'll only be snow tubing. It's also good to set expectations with your kids too.
The resorts make their own snow – This means that just because you don't see snow on the ground, doesn't mean you can't go snow tubing. Each of the snow tube parks have snow making abilities. Concerned their won't be enough snow? Visit their website to check the snow report.
Bundle up and wear the right clothing to stay warm – Layer your clothing, wear a hat and a warm pair of gloves that repels water. Thick socks and boots are necessary to keep your feet warm. If it's windy consider wearing ski goggles.
Pack drinks and a snack for the car ride home – After your tubing adventure, everyone will be hungry and thirsty. Plan ahead and have snacks and drinks ready and waiting in the car.
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