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US: Southeast - Best Snow Tubing Spots in North Carolina and Georgia. Boone North Carolinia Snow TubingAnyone who loves to go sledding will be thrilled by snow tubing because it combines the thrill of a great slide with a little extra bounce. It’s pure family fun.
 
Here’s the scoop. Finding a great place to go snow tubing in the southernmost states is not impossible thanks to cool temperatures and snow making equipment. While the slide speed might be slightly slower than a run in Vermont, the fresh air, squeals, and laughter will be just as intense. 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 pass along. Each one provides a great way to be active with your kids, and make memories.
 
North Carolina: Hawksnest Resort - Tube and zip.  The snow adventure area at Hawksnest near Boone is the largest snow tubing area in the eastern US. It offers eager participants of all ages a choice of four areas and twenty tubing channels spanning from 400 to 1,000 feet in length with a thrilling vertical descent of more than 10 stories. The areas a equipped with lighting so night tubing with faster run times is an option. An efficient conveyor system makes the return to the top effortless. Because the resort has 100% snow making ability there is no chance of disappointment. Bonus points: Within the complex there’s a coffee/cocoa bar, along with Carolina BBQ and p for purchase. Wait for it!  Even during snowy months it is possible to enjoy a zipline outing. The impressive course network includes a suspension bridge and 19 separate cables and four mega cables with linking routes spanning more than four miles. Make it happen. Hawksnest Resort 2058 Skyland Drive, Seven Devils NC 28604. (828) 963-6561 or toll-free 1-800-822-4295 or www.hawksnesttubing.comSnow Tubing Avalanche Alley on Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Georgia

Georgia: Snow Mountain - Try the Avalanche. During the coldest months of the year Stone Mountain creates its own snowy mountain experience without the help of Mother Nature. The result is impressive. Guests to the mountain have the chance to slide down the famous Memorial Lawn on fresh snow (weather permitting). The highlight of Snow Mountain is 400-foot tubing hill which offers an energizing family tube ride known as the Avalanche. For the youngest family snow bunnies SnoBoggans are available on smaller snow hills for mini tubing adventure. Bonus points: The complex has unique snow spaces and activities for wee tykes - Little Angels. Here’s the deal: There’s a special Sunday adventure deal available only online. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd. Stone Mountain, GA 30083. (770) 498-5690 or www.stonemountainpark.com

Content researched and written by Nancy Nelson-Duac, FTF curator of the Good Stuff. Images courtesy Hawksnest Resort and Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain. Copyright 2014.

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