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Vermont Snow Tubing with Kids: 9 Great Places to Go

    Vermont is home to some of the nation’s best winter activities. Since it’s home to many ski resorts, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the snow. But what about those who don’t ski? Or want a cheaper option to spend the day outside, enjoying the white powder? The answer: snow tubing! Snow tubing with kids is a great way to have outdoor winter fun with your big family. Check out the below places for a fun-filled snow activity your kids will love.

     

    Ascutney Outdoors, Brownsville, Vermont

    A 500-foot tubing lift carries you and your rented tube up the hill at Ascutney Outdoors to ride the run. Ticket packets cost $10 and include the tube rental and 6 rides up the lift. Riders must be 42″ tall, no double riders are allowed.

    Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center, Grafton, Vermont

    Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center offers skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, fat biking, and sleigh rides in the winter. Plan some time tubing their 600-foot run. There isn’t a lift but tickets are good for two-hour sessions.

    Killington Tubing Park

    Killington Tubing Park offers tubing in one-hour sessions. Tubing rates include tubing park access, tube rental, and lift service. Tubers must be 36″ tall. Warm up after your runs at the Clubhouse Grill to enjoy pizza, snacks, and drinks.

    Magic Mountain Ski Resort, Londonderry, Vermont

    Magic Mountain Ski Resort’s tubing runs are open from December until the end of the season – which is typically around early March. Like Bear Mountain, Magic Mountain has a top-speed run that can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. This resort also has a special area for smaller kids to ride in tubes that fit two kids at a time.

    Mount Snow Resort, Dover, Vermont

    Mount Snow’s tubing hill has eight lanes of fun and its own covered surface lift. Ticket options include a 2-hour pass and an unlimited. Afterward, warm up with a bite to eat at the Main Base Lodge.

    Okemo Snowtubing Park, Windsor County, Vermont

    Four lanes of tubing are available for a fun-filled afternoon. Located off the Stargazer Carpet in the courtyard of Jackson Gore, participants must be 42″ to ride. Tickets purchased online must be bought at least one day ahead or can be purchased at the window. Tickets are good for a one-hour session.

    Sharp Park, Milton, VT

    At Sharp Park, the lower slopes are gentle and appropriate for young children. Adults and children can enjoy a thrilling ride down two snow tube chutes on the side of the hill or off the face of the hill. Children riding in their parent’s laps are permitted. Look for the new Son of Chute with more curves and verticals over a quarter of a mile run.

    Smuggler’s Notch Resort, Jeffersonville, Vermont

    Smuggler’s Notch Resort features two tubing areas, Sir Henry’s Hill which offers glow tubing and North Hill. Smuggler’s Notch also has a special area for smaller kids to ride on tubes that fit two at a time. There isn’t a lift so everyone will get tired out walking back up the hill.

     

    Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton Mountain, Vermont

    Snow tubing is available at the Coca-Cola Tube Park, day or night, you can have fun zipping down the lanes at high speeds. The lanes at the Coca-Cola Tube Park are regularly maintained and groomed, so anyone can come to Vermont’s favorite tube park and ride the smooth corduroy. Tubing is open to anyone over the age of five and makes for a great family outing.

    Vermont is a great place to go snow tubing. It’s also a great place to ski, sled, and do other winter activities with your family. Whether you go to Bear Mountain, Green Mountain, or one of the other places listed above, you’re sure to have a great time snow tubing with your family. Make a weekend of it! Check out our big family friendly hotels in Vermont.

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    Theresa Jorgensen

    Theresa is the mother of four including twins. She is the owner of SixSuitcaseTravel, a travel site for big families of 5, 6, 7, 8. She enjoys helping other big families build life-long travel memories. Her family's travel bucket list includes Washington, DC (done!), Yellowstone (done!), London, and anywhere in the Caribbean.