Remember grabbing your sled on a snowy day, running to the top of the nearest hill, and sliding down at breakneck speed when you were a kid? Then rushing up to the top of the hill again? And again. Relive that childhood magic, only on a snow tube, this winter. Here are the nine best places to go snow tubing in Pennsylvania this winter.
1. AvalancheXpress Snow Tubing Park – 2700 Mt Rose Avenue, York, PA 17402
Hit the snow tubing lanes - eight of them in all - at AvalancheExpress this winter. Rush down the hill then, using a powered rope line, return to the top of the hill. AvalancheExpress offers both day and nighttime snow tubing, a fire pit and plenty of hot chocolate to help you warm up.
2. Roundtop Mountain Resort – 925 Roundtop Road, Lewisberry, PA 17339
Slip into your snow tube at Roundtop Mountain Resort and soar down the mountain. Choose from one of 14 tubing lanes - perfect for kids five years and older and adults - then hop onto the Magic Carpet Lift to take you back to the top of the mountain. Roundtop Mountain Resort also offers a Kiddie Tubing Area for kids four and younger. Snow tubing hours vary daily.
3. Camelback Mountain Resort – 107 Resort Drive, Tannersville, PA 18372
Plan your snow tubing adventure this winter at Camelback Mountain Resort, the country's largest snow tubing park. Boasting 42 snow tubing lanes, Camelback welcomes snow tubers to spend the day slipping down the snowy lanes and to enjoy an evening snow tubing adventure. Snow tubing tickets must be purchased on site.
4. Hidden Valley Resort – 1 Craighead Road, Hidden Valley, PA 15502
Turn an ordinary winter day into something extraordinary by zooming down the lanes aboard at snow tube at Hidden Valley Resort, which offers snow tubing in the evening during the week and throughout the day on the weekends. All snow tubers must ride on their own tube.
5. Mount Pleasant of Edinboro – 14510 Mt Pleasant Road, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403
Soar down a 600 foot hill when you snow tube at Mount Pleasant of Edinboro. Return to the top of the hill on a handle tow. Snow tubes are provided and snow tubing is available, weather-permitting, Thursday through Sunday. (Hours vary.)
6. Boyce Park Ski Area – 790 Center Road, Plum, PA 15239
The snow tubing season, which runs from December through March, is in full swing at Boyce Park Ski Area. Both private and public snow tubing sessions are available. Public snow tubing sessions are open in two hour increments from Friday through Sunday.
7. Ski Big Bear – 192 Karl Hope Blvd, Lackawaxen, PA 18435
Spend your Saturday or Sunday this winter at Ski Big Bear for a snow tubing adventure. The snow tubing park is open on Saturday and Sunday (plus holidays), weather permitting. Ski Big Bear sells snow tubing tickets in two hour increments.
8. Ski Sawmill – 383 Oregon Hill Road, Morris, PA 16938
Drop 70 feet as you whiz down a hill on your snow tube at Ski Sawmill. Snow tubers can buy one hour or four hour passes. Helmets are available for rent. (Helmets are required for children 10 and under.)
9. Jack Frost Mountain Resort –434 Jack Frost Mountain Road, White Haven, PA 18661
Grab a snow tube (one person to a snow tube) and hit the hills at Jack Frost Mountain Resort. Slip down the hill then enjoy an easy ride back to the top aboard a lift or the conveyor carpet. Snow tubing is open daily, although hours vary.
You’ll find some of the best snow tubing in Pennsylvania at these nine winter parks and, for an old-fashioned winter adventure, slide down an icy hill on this
toboggan in Eagles Mere.