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The best snow tubing near New York

Bundle up for a winter adventure at these spots for snow tubing in New York and beyond

Edited by
Will Gleason
Written by
Allie Early
,
Danielle Valente
&
Oliver Strand
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When there’s snow in the forecast, you know it’s prime time for snowball fights, snow angels, sledding and ice skating. Playing in the snow is fun for the whole family. For more adventurous families, racing down snow-packed mountains is at the top of the list of snow-centric activities. One of the most fun ways to race downhill in the winter? Snow tubing. There are plenty of spots for snow tubing in New York at family-friendly ski resorts in the area. Snow tubing is one of the best winter activities for kids, and can be a part of an epic winter weekend getaway. Snow tubing will get the adrenaline pumping as the kids (safely) fly through the wintry air. If you’re looking for something a little more easy going, head to a nearby hill in one of the city’s best parks for a fun day of sledding. Of course the best way to wrap up a snowy excursion is to indulge in a warm mug of hot chocolate.

Best snow tubing near New York

Hunter, NY
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.

Vernon, NJ
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.

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Windham, NY
Travel time: 3 hours by car

Windham Mountain Resort may be known for its stellar skiing, but the kid-friendly Tubing Park is just as enticing. Pick your own adventure with one of the six lanes of snow tubing available, 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.

Mahwah, NJ
Travel time: 1 hour by car 

Bundle up for a cold-weather adventure that'll make you wish for eternal winter. 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!

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Warwick, NY
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.

Tannersville, PA
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.

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Monticello, NY
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.

Winter Vacations beyond NYC

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Snow is beginning to fall across the country, which means we're already planning this year's trip to the best ski resorts and ski towns in the U.S. From California to Vermont, we've rounded up the best ski destinations in the nation for any type of getaway: Thinking about a family vacation? Or a girls' weekend with the most luxe après ski amentities? We have a ski resort with your name on it. All you have to do is pack.

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If you're planning a winter vacation, you want to spend as much time outside as possible, right? That part is made easy, when you head to one of the best snowboarding resorts in the USA. From California to Maine, the best places to go snowboarding in the U.S. include plenty of runs for all skill sets (bring along the kiddies and make it a family vacation) and gorgeous views of mountains, lakes and forests to boot.

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  • Travel

When it comes to planning a vacation in 2021, we want two things: affordable, safe and to be out of the house with our kids. (Ok, maybe that's three things.) So when it comes to booking a cheap family vacation in the U.S., we're looking at under-the-radar destinations from coast to coast, where you can get more bang for your buck, enjoy the great outdoors and stay socially distanced (assuming that's still a thing). On this list you'll find scenic national parks, outdoor adventures, less popular beach towns and camping as well as other fascinating destinations that won’t blow your budget. Be safe and have a great time! 

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