The 17 Best Places to Go Snow Tubing Near NYC for Families


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The 17 Best Places to Go Snow Tubing Near NYC for Families

There is snow on the ground, whoo hoo! If your kids love sledding on neighborhood hills but want more of a thrill, head out for a day of downhill fun at these places to go snow tubing in NY, NJ, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania! It’s the perfect way to experience the thrills of skiing or snowboarding if your kids haven’t learned how to ski or snowboard yet.

What’s more, many of these snow tubing locations near the New York metro area are within a 2-hour drive, which makes them the perfect winter day trip destination!

So grab your snow pants, coats, boots, hats, and mittens, and head to one of these parks that offers snow tubing for kids for a day of wintry family fun.

Psst… Check out 12 River Tubing Spots Near NYC.

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Snow Tubing in Upstate NY

1. Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park

99 Holiday Mountain Road, Monticello
Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday sessions available

Slide down a mountain at this resort in Sullivan County that has a dedicated tubing facility in addition to ski slopes and trails. Riders must be at least 44 inches tall. Call to check availability and book a time, as snow tubing sessions sell out quickly.

2. Hunter Mountain

64 Klein Ave., Hunter
Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday sessions available

Head to this tubing park to experience lanes that are nearly 1,000 feet long. There is a carpet lift to get riders back to the top of the hill, so they can slide more and walk less. Children shorter than 36 inches are not permitted to go tubing.

3. Mount Peter

51 Old Mt. Peter Road, Warwick
Hours: Sessions available on Thursday (special groups only), Friday-Sunday

This Orange County ski resort features a speedy, multi-lane, 600-foot tubing run that is equipped with a carpet lift to bring riders back to the top of the hill. Riders must be 42 inches or taller to ride single. Tubers 36-48 inches may ride in tandem with a paying adult. There is a winter wonderland complete with a kid-size tubing hill for children shorter than 42 inches tall. Supervision is required.

4. Plattekill Mountain

469 Plattekill Mountain Road, Roxbury
Hours: 2-hour sessions on weekends and certain holidays

Take the family on a drive to Delaware County for this resort’s lift-service snow tubing that includes a Conveyor Carpet Lift to bring you and your tube to the top of the mountain where all the fun starts. Children must be at least 3 feet tall. All tubing tickets must be purchased online.

5. Rocking Horse Ranch

600 Route 44/55, Highland
GPS address: 13 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland
Hours: Check the website for reservation information

Enjoy lanes that are 500 feet long. Single and double tubes are available. Riders must be at least 36 inches. The resort offers tubing all year round, too.

6. Windham Mountain

19 Resort Drive, Windham
Hours: Saturday, 11am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm;. Holiday hours available; check the website for a complete schedule.

This popular ski resort near Staten Island boasts a Tubing Park with six lanes of exhilarating snow tubing serviced by a conveyor lift, kids’ snowmobiles, and cozy lodge.

There are no height or age limits for tubing as long as riders are tall enough to get in and out and sit up in the tube. Tubing season passes are available for both individuals and families.

Snow Tubing in Bergen County, NJ

1. Mountain Creek Resort

200 Route 94, Vernon
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Hours: Thursday, 4-8pm; Friday-Sunday, 10am-8pm

The resort has a tubing park that spans 5 acres and features a magic carpet lift that brings riders back to the top of the hill after they slide down. All riders must be at least 42 inches tall and 5 years old. One person per tube. Snow tubing tickets are available online and on-site based upon availability.

2. Campgaw Mountain

200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah
Hours: Sessions available daily: Monday-Thursday, 2-8pm; Friday, 1-10pm; Saturday, 8:30am-10pm; Sunday, 8:30am-8pm

Tubes are provided and a surface lift is available for guests to ride up the hill. Choose between different runs with varied levels of rolls and pitch.

No experience or special equipment is needed. All riders must be at least 42 inches tall with a maximum weight of 300 pounds. One person per tube. 2021/2022 season passes are now available.

Connecticut Snow Tubing

1. Mohawk Mountain Ski Area

46 Great Hollow Road, Cornwall
Hours: Tentative snow tubing opening date will be in late December. Sessions available: Thursday, 3pm and 5pm; Friday, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm; Saturday, 11am and 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm; Sundays, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.

Known in Connecticut for skiing, this resort also offers snow tubing. There is no age restriction, but all riders must be taller than 42 inches to enter the tubing area.

2. Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort

99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield
Hours: Sessions can be booked online.

The resort supplies the tubes and helmets for all riders. Select nights feature neon lighting and music. Tubing passes are available online.

Family Snow Tubing in Pennsylvania

1. Jack Frost and Big Boulder

434 Jack Frost Mountain Road, White Haven
357 Big Boulder Drive, Lake Harmony
Hours: Big Boulder Tubing: Opens Dec. 17. Friday, 4-8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-8pm. Jack Frost Tubing: Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm

Jack Frost and Big Boulder are companion ski resorts that offer snow tubing in Pennsylvania. Tubing is available at both locations, but there is more availability at Big Boulder.

2. Camelback Mountain Resort

301 Resort Drive, Tannersville
Hours: Snow tubing opening date is Dec. 15. Check the website for more information.

This Pennsylvania ski resort has more than 40 snow tubing lanes to choose from. Enjoy galactic snow tubing at night, when all the lanes are aglow.

Snow tubing sessions are 2 hours and start every hour on the hour. Riders must be 44 inches tall to ride alone. Riders who are 33-43 inches tall are permitted to ride in a double tube or chain with a participating adult.

3. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg
Hours: Season opening to be announced.

Shawnee Mountain’s snow tubing park features single tubes, as well as adult-and-child tandem tubes (child must be shorter than 46 inches). No special skills or equipment is needed. The resort supplies the tube. There are two surface lifts to bring tubers to the top. Tickets must be purchased online.

4. Blue Mountain Resort 

1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton
Hours: Opening date is Dec. 8. Thursday, 5-9pm; Friday-Sunday, 9am-9pm. Check the website for holiday hours.

The resort’s snow tubing park has some of the longest and fastest tubing lanes in the state. There are 46 lanes to slide down that are each more than 1,000 feet long. The park has three lifts for tubers to use. Sessions run for 3 hours.

5. Montage Mountain 

1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton
Hours: Opens for the season Dec. 26: Monday-Thursday, 4-9pm; Friday-Sunday, 9am-9pm.

The Montage Mountain Snow Tubing Park features a surface lift to start your rounds of tubing. Those who are 42 inches or taller have access to the main tubing park, while those 32-41 inches tall can ride in single tubes in Kiddie Tubing.

6. Roundtop Mountain Resort

925 Roundtop Road, Lewisberry
Hours: Check the website for a schedule.

This resort is perfect for a weekend getaway of snow-tubing fun for the family. Hit the snow at this Pennsylvania snow tubing park that features 10 large tubing lanes. No need to walk up the hill after your glide, the lift will take you right back up to the top. Tubers must be 42 inches or taller to tube the main hill. There’s a Kiddie Tubing area for guests 41 inches and shorter, complete with smaller, child-sized tubes for younger tubers.

7. Iron Valley Tubing

201 Iron Valley Drive, Lebanon

This Pennsylvania tubing park features two tow lifts that bring tubers to the top of the hill for an easy and fun experience. Children must be at least 40 inches tall to ride the large hill, but there is a separate kids hill available with four lanes. Children are not permitted to ride with adults.

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