With more than a dozen New England tubing parks offering fast-paced fun, families visiting the region this winter will find ample opportunities to give tubing a try. Here is your guide to tubing in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont:
Woodbury Ski Area
With 15 snow tubing runs served by four lifts, Woodbury Ski Area in Woodbury, Connecticut, is southern New England's largest tubing destination. It's also the closest New England tubing park to New York City.
Seacoast Snow Park
When winter rolls around, Seacoast Fun Park in Windham, Maine, is transformed into a snow park with 12 tubing lanes and an express lift. Snow making ensures good conditions for sledders, and music and lights make this a fun spot to be at night, too.
Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, offers snow tubing for kids on an illuminated hill on select evenings.
The White Cap Fun Center at Sunday River ski area in Newry, Maine, has a single, lift-serviced tubing run available weekends and Thursday and Friday evenings.
Don't ski? A Massachusetts tubing outing at the Ski Butternut Tubing Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, is the perfect winter cabin fever beater. Snow tubing is exhilarating and fun for kids and adults, as you'll see in this video.
Amesbury Sports Park
The big tubing hill and terrain park at this Amesbury, Massachusetts, recreational facility is open Thursday through Sunday, as well as on holidays and during school vacations. A Tiny Hill for two- and three-year-olds is available, too. Amesbury Sports Park has summer tubing, as well.
Charlemont, Massachusetts, is home to the Berkshire East ski area and its Beastly Tubing Park. Very affordable group tubing rates are available to groups of 10 or more that reserve in advance.
Nashoba Valley Ski Area
Nashoba Valley's Tubing Park in Littleton, Massachusetts, operates seven days and nights each week during the winter season. With 18 tubing lanes, four lifts and an on-site lodge, it's the largest tubing destination in New England and the closest tubing location near Boston.
Ski Ward TubaSlide
The TubaSlide at Ski Ward in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, offers tubing excitement daily for ages 6 and up (42" height requirement). Active duty military personnel save 50 percent on tubing tickets with valid ID.
New Hampshire Tubing
Cranmore Mountain Resort
Visiting North Conway, New Hampshire, this winter? Then why not try tubing at Cranmore's Tubing Park? All ages are welcome, and with 10 runs, two lifts, snowmaking and lights, you're sure to have a memorable outing.
The Pine Meadows Snowtubing Park at King Pine Ski Area in East Madison, New Hampshire, is one of the cheapest places to tube in New England. Tickets are just $15 for a two-hour session as of 2011, and you can save $5 off on Friday nights with this coupon. A lift eases the trip up the hill.
Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire, offers tubing excitement day and night with chairlift service to maximize your ride time. A separate tot tubing area is available for children under 8 years of age.
You must lay down on your belly if you want to tube at Pats Peak in Henniker, New Hampshire, where corporate and other groups can rent the entire tubing park for private events. Public tubing sessions are available Friday through Sunday and during February vacation week.
Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center
Although Grafton Ponds in Grafton, Vermont, is primarily a Nordic skiing center, tubes are available for rent for use on a single, 600-foot tubing run.
Magic Mountain in Londonderry, Vermont, is home to the Alakazam Tube Park, which is as much fun as it sounds! Tube all day for a single price on weekends and during holiday periods.
With 10 lanes of tubing action, Mount Snow's Mixing Bowl offers a fun alternative to skiing for families visiting Thursday through Monday and holidays.
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