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The best places for snow tubing near NYC

We can't imagine a winter without snow tubing, you? Bundle up and get ready for an adventure at these top-notch spots!

By Oliver Strand, Allie Early, Danielle Valente and Time Out editors
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Update: New rules and regulations are likely in place. Some locations might require advanced reservations. Always call ahead before making a trip. 

Planning a few winter weekend getaways? Make sure snow tubing is on the family to-do list. 

Bundle up and get ready to slide down lengthy lanes of snow—you'll feel like you're gliding! It's the perfect outdoor activity for all ages and it'll get everyone's adrenaline going. Even better? Most spots have snack areas where you can refuel afterwards with a delightful cup of hot chocolate.

Be sure to check out our other favorite winter activities for kids, too. (If we are blessed with snow in NYC, these sledding hills are a must-visit.) 

Best snow tubing near NYC

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1. Hunter Mountain

Travel time: 2 hours and 40 minutes by car

When trekking to Hunter Mountain, little adventurers will be delighted to know they'll be sliding down 1,000 foot tubing lanes. Plus, the carpet lift speeds up the process so kiddos can spend more time tubing than waiting on line. When you've decided that you've had enough snow—if there's such a thing—stop by the snack bar to refuel with something sweet. Prices vary. Hunter, NY (huntermtn.com).

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2. DropZone Snow Tubing Park at Mountain Creek

Travel time: 1 hour and 40 minutes by car 

If you're looking for a rush of adrenaline, the offerings at the five-acre Mountain Creek will do the trick. Snow tubing is one of the favorite available attractions—in addition to Sno-Go Bikes, skiing and snowboarding—and only requires guests to plop into a tube (one person per tube) and venture down the slopes. Note that riders must be 42" tall and 5 years old. Tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Vernon, NJ (mountaincreek.com).

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3. Woodbury Ski Area

Travel time: 2 hours by car

In addition to skiing and snowboarding, this local slope offers after school programs, day camps, night skiing and snow tubing! Choose from 14 trails serviced by two lifts. Children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult on a double tube (no extra charge). Helmets are required for tubers 21 and under (and are available to rent). Learn more about rates onlineWoodbury, CT (woodburyskiarea.com).

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4. Windham Mountain Adventure Park

Travel time: 3 hours by car

Windham Mountain Resort may be known for its stellar skiing, but the kid-friendly Adventure Park is just as enticing. Pick your own adventure with one of the six lanes of snow tubing available (with a brand new conveyor lift), and you'll rocket down 650 feet of snow-covered slope without too much of a wait. Canvas covered tubes keep things super bouncy during the ride, so hold on tight. Other exciting activities include a zip line, ice skating and kids’ snowmobiling. Plus, there's a cafe to grab hot chocolate when you need to refuel after your snow adventures. Rates are available onlineeWindham, NY (windhammountain.com).

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5. Campgaw Mountain

Travel time: 1 hour by car 

Bundle up for a cold-weather adventure that'll make you wish for eternal winter (somebody call Elsa). Campgaw Mountain is home to adventurous skiing and snowboarding options—group and private lessons, season passes—but visitors would be remiss to skip an opportunity to flop on their bellies for a snow tubing journey. Those attending must ride on their stomach and only one person is permitted per tube. It's recommended that visitors book ahead—spots fill up quickly! Mahwah, NJ (skicampgaw.com). 

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6. Mount Peter

Travel time: 1 hour by car 

Only an hour outside of NYC, Mount Peter will transport you to a winter wonderland complete with skiing, snow boarding and, of course, tubing. Gear up for multiple 600-foot runs that will have the young and young at heart begging for multiple rides. Even better? You can skip the trek back up the hill (which kind of puts a damper on things). For those little tots who want to join the fun but aren't quite big enough to handle the main attraction, there is a play area for teeny snow bunnies to get in on the action. Rates begin at $17. Lear more here. Get your tickets early—it'd be a shame to make the trip when spots are already full! Warwick, NY (mtpeter.com). 

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7. Jack Frost & Big Boulder

Travel time: 2 hours by car 

A trip to the Poconos would be incomplete without snow tubing. Vistors will jump at the chance to enjoy Jack Frost & Big Boulder's three-hour adventure. When tubing, visitors must ride solo. If you want to secure your spot on the snowy hills, register in advanced online. Blakeslee, PA (jfbb.com). 

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8. Camelback Mountain Resort

Travel time: 2 hours by car

Camelback really has it all. Visitors have plenty to choose from, including an indoor waterpark, ski slopes and snow tubing! There are 42 lanes to choose from, and adventure-seekers can choose a single tube race or share the experience with a double tube. Two “Magic Carpet” lifts help you head up the mountain in a hurry. Learn more about rates hereTannersville, PA (snowtubingcamelback.com).

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9. Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park

Travel time: 2 hours by car

The name of this Monticello attraction says it all. Come winter, the venue transforms into a cold-weather paradise with skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Sessions are available Friday through Sunday, and for the kiddos who can't resist traveling high-speed down the hill, birthday party packages (which also include arcade games, lunch and more) are available. Monticello, NY (holidaymtn.com). 

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