The best snow tubing in NY and beyond

We found the best snow tubing spots in New York and beyond to make your winter all the more adventurous and festive

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We guarantee the best snow tubing in NY and the surrounding areas make for fantastic winter weekend getaways (or day trips), so grab a heavy coat and wear a durable pair of snow shoes. 

From Camelback Mountain to Mount Peter, our favorite snow tubing spots provide a little something for all of the thrill-seekers in your brood (and some locales offer hot chocolate when you need to refuel). Whether you're on your belly or teaming up with your family for a little friendly competition, you'll totally embrace one of our favorite winter activities for kids. (We have a feeling you'll want to sign up for multiple tubing sessions). 

See you at the bottom of the hill! 

Best snow tubing for kids

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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. Two-hour sessions are $20 and value packs for four–five hours of tubing are $89. More rates are available hereWindham, NY (windhammountain.com).

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Hunter Mountain

Travel time: 2 hours and 40 minutes by car

Yahoo! Touted as the largest snow tubing park in New York, Hunter Mountain’s 1,000-foot-long runs will have the kids shrieking with happiness. Since it’s straight from start to finish, there’s little chance of parents losing track of the little ones. There's also a cool "carpet lift" to ride. Don't miss the mini tubing park, snack bar and a fire pit for warming up. Two-hour sessions are $20 per person, $25 on weekends and holidays. Learn more about rates hereHunter, NY (huntermtn.com).

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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 for rent at the ticket office for $10). Two-hour sessions on a single tube are $34. Learn more about rates hereWoodbury, CT (woodburyskiarea.com).

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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. Three-hour tubing sessions are $30. Learn more about rates hereTannersville, PA (snowtubingcamelback.com).

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DropZone Snow Tubing Park

Travel time: 1 hour and 40 minutes by car 

Mountain Creek’s five-acre snow tubing area offers 30 lanes and several lifts to make things easy! Tubers of all ages zoom down the steep runs side-by-side and can even get a little air flying over the bumps! If you time it right, you can race and see who gets to the bottom quickest. Visitors must be 5 and up. Tickets are $30. Vernon, NJ (mountaincreek.com).

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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 ($24–$28). 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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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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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 ($20 and up). 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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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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