Tubing & Sledding
Ever been snow tubing? Well, screaming down snow-covered slopes is a MUST DO while visiting the Winter Park, Colorado’s favorite Playground.
Typically there is a per hour charge, and at first you’ll think you can do it for hours and hours. But take our advice: go ahead and pay for the first hour and see how you hold up. Even though there are lifts to take you back up (be sure to star-gaze while kicked back in your tube), you will get a little tired walking from where you land out in the meadow to the bottom of the lift.
No question about it. The thrills and spills make it a great family and group activity that can be done during the day or evening hours.
6 Tubing & Sledding Adventure Options:
- The Colorado Adventure Park, located just five miles from Winter Park Ski Resort, offers activities for all ages and adventure levels. For children under three, there are complementary sleds and a mini-hill. Snowscoot rentals are also available for children 6 and up. Indoor bathrooms, a warming hut, concession counter, and a magic carpet lift make for a great outdoor experience.
(Video compliments of our friends and Chamber Member: Winter Park Lodging Company)
- The Historic Fraser Tubing Hill is groomed, lighted and complete with a lift to take you to the top. Adrenaline junkies may descend individually, in tandem, or for the fastest and longest ride, in group clusters. After your chilly thrill, cozy up in the warming house with a hot drink and a snack.
- YMCA of the Rockies – Snow Mountain Ranch has a tubing hill and tubes are available on-site. Pay the day pass fee and they are included in the price. Why not go for a swim afterwards? The pass also includes access to the swimming pool, climbing wall, roller skating, cross-country skiing, ice skating and much more.
- Grand Lake Nordic Center – Located 45 minutes from downtown Winter Park the Grand Lake Nordic Center offers FREE tubing and sledding! The Nordic Center is open to the public and a perfect choice for families with little ones!
- Coca-Cola® Tubing at Winter Park Resort – 4 lanes, a conveyor belt and a state-of-the-art warming structure make the Coca-Cola Hill a great addition to our tubing scene. Keep in mind that all riders must be at least 36” tall.
- The Town of Winter Park sponsors a free sledding hill open to the public located at HideawayPark in the middle of downtown Winter Park. Sleds are available at the hill and are checked out using the “honor system”. Parental supervision is recommended.
Tips on what to wear:
We recommend wearing good winter layers: snow pants, jacket, snow boots, hat, gloves/mittens and even goggles to keep the flying snow free from your eyes. Better to see the expressions of excitement (or fear!) on your family and friends’ faces. If you were apprehensive before the first ride, chances are good you’ll be saying “Let’s do it again!” afterwards.