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Three Terrific Snow Tubing Spots in North Carolina and Georgia. Families who enjoy sledding in the snow will be thrilled by snow tubing because it combines the thrill of a great slide with a little extra bounce. It’s pure screen-free family fun.Sugar Mountain North Carolina Snow Tubing

Here’s the scoop. Finding a great place to go snow tubing in the southern most 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 squeals, and laughter will be just as intense. Because having more fun this year matters, I have assembled tips and ideas from readers and added a few of my own thoughts. Each location provides screen free, snowy thrills and fun. 

Snow tubing with attitude at Sugar Mountain in North Carolina. This is the most popular snow tubing location according to feedback from our readers. It is for everyone a happy place to vacation with snow tubing as an extra benefit. The Resort offers snowy choices so no one will be left out. The multi-lane tubing facility features 700-foot runs in tandem with a conveyor lift return open for tubing both day and night with snow making equipment ready when needed. The resort complex spans 115 acres of ski and snowboard terrain with a 1,200-foot vertical drop. Bonus Points: Additional winter activities include family-friendly ice skating and wholesome snowshoeing adventures. Details: Sugar Mountain Resort 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive, Village of Sugar Mountain, Avery County, NC.  (828) 898-452, toll-free 1-800-SUGARMT FREE or www.skisugar.com/tubing/Hawksnest Snow Tubing Boone, NC

Tube and zip at Hawksnest in North Carolina. 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: 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. Details: Hawksnest Resort 2058 Skyland Drive, Seven Devils NC 28604. (828) 963-6561 or toll-free 1-800-822-4295 FREE or www.hawksnesttubing.comStone Mountain, Georgia Snow Tubing

Snow Tubing Avalanche Alley on Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Georgia. Cruise Avalanche Alley at Stone Mountain in Georgia. 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. Details: Snow Mountain 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd. Stone Mountain, GA 30083. (770) 498-5690 or www.stonemountainpark.com 

Content researched and posted by Nancy Nelson-Duac, Curator of the Good Stuff for the Family Travel Files. Images courtesy Sugar Mountain, Hawksnest, and Stone Mountain. Copyright 2016.

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