What is Snow
Tubing is a fun, winter, recreational activity where you ride
on top of (or tucked inside of, if you are small enough) an inner
tube, on snow. The tubes themselves are usually inflated, soft,
round, strong rubber tubes, sometimes called "donuts" or
"biscuits" because of their shape. Tubing hills are usually a
number of "Lanes" on a specifically graded hill that
allows for a slightly uncontrolled descent at speeds meant to
thrill ending on another opposite grade hill that slows the tube
at the end of the decent.
the Poconos can you do Snow Tubing?
(We're glad you asked!)
know that unlike skiing or snow boarding, snow tubing is usually
sold by "sessions" or parts of the day. When you purchase
a ticket to snow tube, you usually do so for a specific number
of hours. You should arrive at the beginning of the "session"
in order to A. Get tickets (becasue sessions are for limited numbers
of people the sessions sometimes sell out and B. So you can get
full value for the timed session. Arriving in the middle of the
session means you only get the last half. Each resort has different
timed sessions, but usually there are morning, afternoon and (when
the hill is lit) evening sessions.
tubing hill is at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville,
Home to the
Biggest Snowtubing Park in the USA Camelback has 42 snow tubing
lanes total (not all are open all the time, though.) There are
single person tubes that are good for "racing" againt
other tubers and double person tubes to allow you to have fun
with a friend. Here there are two Magic Carpet Lifts for a speedy
flight up the tubing hill. Since Camelback Resort is an easy 1-2
hour drive from NYC, this can be a one day activity or a stay
most fun Snow tubing hill is at Shawnee Mountain Resort in Shawnee,
Plunge Snow Tubing park has single tubes as well as adult and
child tandem tubes* with two conveyor lifts to get you to the
top. Here there's more fun, less climbing! Tubes are supplied
(like all snow tubing parks) leaving you to smile and have fun.
1660 Blue Mountain Drive Palmerton, PA 18071 610-826-7700
park has a total 21 lanes (not all in service all the time) that
are over 1,000 feet long ane 3 lifts. As with all reosrts be sure
to check the daily condition report to be sure the weather works
for tubing. Nothing screams fun like tubing down a snow covered
hill at exhilarating speeds! This is the only tubing park in the
Poconos with family-size tubes, so go to Blue Mountain and start
making tomorrow’s memories, today.