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US: Mid Atlantic  - Best Snow Tubing Places in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Southern West Virginia Snow TubingSharing adventures with your kids is one of the ways to define family vacation fun and during the snowy months snow tubing ranks at the top of the fun list.
 
Here’s the scoop. Snow tubing is definitely a multi generational sport – a sport that combines a modicum of skill with fresh air, snow, squeals, and laughter. It is pure fun in the snow. Because having more fun this year matters to all of us, we have assembled tips, comments and ideas from readers and added a few FTF staff favorites to create a list of terrific places (we think the best) to enjoy snow tubing. Some are small and comfy while others offer grand runs with extra thrills added. Each one on the list provides a great way to create your own day adventure and make memories.
 
Pennsylvania: Hidden Valley Resort - Snow Tubing at Outback Park. There are six turbo-tubing chutes groomed in various lengths for all ages and abilities. Outback Park will also feature two lifts to move snow tubers up the hill, several hundred new and improved snow tubes, snowmaking, and lighting for night tubing under the stars. In another section of the park younger snow tubers will be able to enjoy their own tubing with a 75 foot surface carpet to move them back to the start of their snow tubing fun. Bonus points: Toddlers will likewise have their own section for snow tubing complete with mini snow tubes, and a 25-foot surface carpet. Wait for it! The wintery park area is the home to “The Ice Monster” - the longest, steepest snow-tubing run in Pennsylvania. Make it happen. Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort One Craighead Drive Hidden Valley, PA 15502. (814) 443-8000 or www.hiddenvalleyresort.comWinterplace Southern West Virginia Snow Tubing

Southern West Virginia: Winterplace – Super Snow Tubing. A dozen parallel runs mark the snowy slope creating anticipation of a thrill no matter what your age. It is a wintery “Wow”. Dubbed the largest snow tubing park in West Virginia means the opportunity to have more runs down the slope making the possibility for fun almost endless (and for some perhaps exhausting). To maximize enjoyment the resort has installed two super carpet lifts making it faster and easier to return to the top for another run. Here’s the deal. Snow tubing tickets are sold separately, but families may take advantage of extra savings with an "add-on" snow tubing tickets purchased at any time during the same day as lift tickets. Make it happen. Winterplace Ski Resort 100 Old Flat Top Mountain Road Ghent, WV  25843. Toll free 1-800-607-SNOW (7669) or (304) 787-3221 or www.winterplace.com

Southern West Virginia: Snowshoe Mountain – Awesome Tubing Adventures. Six stories high and five lanes wide, Coca-Cola Tube Park at Snowshoe offers wintery thrills day and night. The return cable ride makes the adventure effortless.  Bonus points: In addition to tubing the new Hare Racer Zipline located in the heart of the village runs all winter long. Wait for it! New this season is a snowcat adventure hunting for the mythical (or perhaps real) Snowshoe Sasquatch a popular legend in Pocahontas County.  Make it happen. Snowshoe Mountain 10 Snowshoe Drive Snowshoe, West Virginia 26209.  Toll-free 1-877-441-4386 or www.snowshoemtn.com

Virginia: Wintergreen Resort – Home of the Scream Machine. The largest tubing park in Virginia is known as “The Plunge” and it is part of Wintergreen's magical winter atmosphere ideal for young families. The launch area tops out at ten stories and provides a ride that spans more than three football fields. On a cold, dry winter day the downhill glide speeds often exceed 30 mph. Bonus points: For a tamer version, Ridley’s Fun Park – home of Ridley the Bear -offers mini-tubing for tykes.  Here’s the deal. On weekends, a free shuttle makes continuous runs from the Mountain Inn area and both the Wintergarden and Devils Knob Golf satellite parking areas to the tubing area.  Wait for it! For an extra thrill the zipline at Wintergreen soars more than 900 feet over the snow at speeds approaching 40 mph. Make it happen.  Wintergreen Resort Route 664 Wintergreen, VA 22958. (434) 325-2200 or www.wintergreenresort.com

Content researched and written by Nancy Nelson-Duac, Editor FTF. Images courtesy of Winterplace and WV Big Tubing. Copyright 2014.


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