Best Snow Tubing Spots for Families

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What are the Best Snow Tubing Spots Locally?
Best Snow TubingWith all the changes in winter weather (I’ve seen people wearing shorts in DECEMBER!) what is a snow-person to do in order to get their wintry sport fix? And how do you keep the young ones fit and active and away from the siren song of the internet and X-Box? How about some snow tubing? We’ve compiled a list of the best snow tubing spots within a 2 hour drive.

While every resort has different requirements the minimum age seems to be about 5 and the height requirement 44 inches. Most do not allow lap-tubing for safety. Here are some local ski resorts within a 2 -hour drive  in upstate New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania . These resorts open in late December or early January depending on the weather so please check their websites for conditions.

Please note that many resorts have sessions beginning on the hour or half hour, especially on weekends so plan in advance and check to see if reservations are required. Also be sure that your children meet height, weight and age restrictions for the activities prior to visiting.

New Jersey

Campgaw Mountain – Mahwah, NJ
200 Campgaw Road
$21-$26 per two-hour session, depending on day of the week
Open weekday afternoons and all day on weekends and holidays. Visit the website for the complete schedule.

Mountain Creek – Vernon, NJ
200 Route 94
$30 per two-hour session
Mountain Creek recommends reservations, especially on weekends. 2 hr sessions begin every 30 mins on the 1/2 hour

New York

Holiday Mountain Ski Area – Monticello
99 Holiday Mountain Road
Check the website for schedule.

Mount Peter – Warwick
51 Old Mt. Peter Road
$25 for a two-hour session;
See the website for complete schedule.


Jack Frost – Blakeslee
1 Jack Frost Mountain Road

$27 per three-hour session, $25-$47 for an all-day pass
Hours vary. Visit the website for the complete schedule.

Big Boulder – Lake Harmony
1 South Lake Drive

$27 for a three-hour session, $25-$47 for an all-day pass
Check the website for schedule. No reservations are accepted

Camelback Mountain Resort – Tannersville
301 Resort Drive

$25 for an all-day pass on weekdays, $30-$35 per three-hour session on weekends and holidays
Check website for schedule.

Montage Mountain – Scranton
1000 Montage Mountain Road
$15 weekdays, $25 weekends and holidays
Check website for complete schedule.

Shawnee Mountain – Shawnee on Delaware
I-80 Exit 309, Hollow Road

$22-$42, depending on day of the week and session length
Check  website for schedule. Reservations are not accepted.

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