This Epic Snow Tubing Hill In Nebraska Will Give You The Winter Thrill Of A Lifetime
It’s officially winter, Nebraska! Most of the state has seen at least a little bit of snow by now, but some places have accumulated enough to make for great sledding or snow tubing conditions. That doesn’t mean that we’ve stopped dreaming about snowy winter days spent outdoors, though – if anything, now we dream about it more. Head to this awesome hill for tons of cold-weather fun – it’s one of the most fun tubing hills in Nebraska!
This video puts you right in the driver’s seat as this tuber zooms down one of the hills. If you’re prone to motion sickness you might want to skip this one – it’s kind of intense!
For a somewhat calmer look at the hill from a spectator’s viewpoint, check out the video below. Notice there’s a clearly defined area for tubes and sleds to slide on, and there’s a safety stop at the bottom of the hill so you always end up in a predictable place.
There are three hills to enjoy; one of them is about half the length of the others so it’s best for smaller kids. You will need a Nebraska parks permit to get into the park. Day passes are available at the entrance.
Find the park on I-80, at exit #426.
We know that there are plenty of other sledding and tubing hills in the state, so tell us where your favorite is! Not too long ago we told you about another awesome attraction for kids at Mahoney State Park – read about it here.
Snow Tubing Hills in Nebraska
Are there any good ski resorts in Nebraska?
Well, kind of. Believe it or not, Nebraska is a lot more fun during wintertime than you might expect it to be. There aren’t exactly resorts here like you’ll find in, say, neighboring Colorado, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have an epic winter anyway. Check out the Cornhusker Ski Club, in Lincoln, a ski-based social club that holds events and, of course, enjoys plenty of skiing. In Omaha, you’ll want to look into the Omaha Ski Club, another fine group of people who, like ourselves, enjoy a good ski run even when the landscape is a little bit… flat. In Pleasanton, you’ll want to check out the Prairie Hills Golf and Ski Club. Like we said, it’s not exactly Colorado, but hey – it’s something, right? Check out this article for a little bit of history on one of Nebraska’s gnarliest winters ever. Too bad there were no ski resorts then either…
Where can I find some fun sled-riding hills in Nebraska?
Nebraska may not be mountainous like more popular winter destination states, but it is hilly, and that can only mean one thing: epic. Snow sledding. Tubing. Shoeing. Everything you can think of – there’s usually enough snow around here to figure out how to make it work. You can find plenty of great hills for sledding in places like Tanker Hill, in Lincoln, which is a local legend among kids and adults alike for its awesome sledding opportunities. In Ashland, if you find yourself at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, you’ll find all sorts of fun winter activities, including sledding hills, all over the park. It’s one of the most popular getaways in Nebraska when there’s snow on the ground; one might even argue it’s more fun to visit in winter than in any other season! In Cottonmill Park, in Kearney, you’ll find some great hills to sled on, and Chestnut Ridge Park in Gretna is another good one. Honestly, your best bets are going to be city and state parks, as well as public college campuses – usually, all of these places have some fun hills perfect for sledding.