Snow Tubing – A Fun Family Outing!

Snow Tubing

I hate winter.  It’s true, I absolutely despise it.  Before kids, my husband was always trying to get me to go skiing and the thought of that truly sounded like the worse torture in the world.  Then I had kids and like all kids they love the snow . . . . which basically means I bundle them up, send them out, and close the door swiftly behind them so none of the cold air comes in.

That was the extent of my interaction with snow… until I discovered snow tubing.

Why I love snow tubing

I can honestly say our annual trip is something I look forward to all year long.  Yep!  This winter hating Grinch loves snow tubing!

Most ski resorts offer snow tubing as an alternative for those that want to have fun in the snow, but aren’t the skiing/snow boarding types.  It’s a blast with a large group of people or with just your family.  If you can get a group together you can typically get a group rate and that can save quite a bit.  We also pack our own snacks to take, but most places have a snack bar area as well.

Remember as a kid when you went sledding and it sure was fun going down, but man it wasn’t that much fun getting back to the top of the hill.  With snow tubing, it’s made easy with movable sidewalks to take you and your tube back up the hill.  It’s not totally work free there is still some walking in the snow, but it’s packed down and generally flat. I always work up a sweat and almost always end of going back to the car to put in the clothes that my family has shed during the first hour. You will definitely want to dress warm, but in layers, so you can remove clothes as needed.

Where to snow tube

If you live near Louisville, Kentucky or the Southern Indiana area, there are some great spots for snow tubing like:

Paoli Peaks

Perfect North

Have you and your family been before? Do you think you might give it a try this winter?


Why we love snow tubing.

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