6 Great Places for Families to Go Tubing & Sledding
Tubing & Sledding
Alpine Slide and Snow Play
800 Wildrose Lane, Big Bear Lake
Enjoy tubing and snow play, plus take a chairlift ride to the top of the Alpine Slide. Here, riders navigate their own individually controlled sleds, each with teflon runners and ball-bearing wheels, down their choice of two quarter-mile long cement tracks filled with high-banked turns and long straightaways. Go-karts and mini-golf are also offered. Enjoy beautiful views of Big Bear Lake on the new Soaring Eagle attraction. Check website for seasonal dates and operating times, including Christmas Day. Tubing: $35 per session. Children 36”-42” tall, $20 with a paying adult and must ride with the adult. Daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or Night Sessions (Friday, Saturday and holiday nights), 5-9 p.m. Alpine Slide: $6, single ride; $25, five-ride book. Soaring Eagle: $12 per person, 42” minimum height.
Big Bear Snow Play
42825 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake
Late-November through Easter: Day and night “glow” tubing at Big Bear Snow Play. Daily, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Glow-in-the-dark night sessions, 5-9 p.m., Friday, Saturday and holiday periods. Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Christmas Day, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. $35 per person, per session. Children between 36-42 inches are $20 with paying adult.
Mt. Baldy Tubing Park
8401 Mt. Baldy Road, Mt. Baldy
Tubing packages include a round-trip scenic lift ride on the Sugar Pine chairlift and a 90-minute tubing session. The park is located at the top of the Sugar Pine Chair Lift. It will take no less than one hour to park, check in and ride the lift to the top. Tickets can be purchased online.
North Pole Tubing Park at Mountain High
New this season, Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood, CA, is unveiling two new Yeti Snow Parks, each with tubing, snow play, and grab-n-go lessons. Mountain High is Southern California’s “gateway to winter” and each of these zones serve as an introduction to snow sports with a direct conduit to alpine skiing and snowboarding. Guests can slide down 15+ lanes in the tubing park, meet the Yeti and friends in the snow play area, or get a taste of skiing and snowboarding in the start park where roving instructors are waiting to help. Each lesson participant receives a Bounce Back coupon to save on a future lesson. Yeti’s Snow Parks are located at both the East and North Resorts, and open weekends and holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 for tubing, $20 for snowplay, $25 for ski/snowboard introductions, or $59 for all three. Future activities include ice skating, a snow climbing wall, the Yeti’s cave, and scenic sky chair rides. To learn more about the Yeti’s Snow Parks at Mountain High visit www.tinyurl.com/YetiSnowParks.
Snow Drift Tubing Park
Snowy slopes for downhill rides on individual snow tubes specially designed with a belly strap and handles. Beginner, intermediate and advanced slopes available. Check website for hours and pricing. Highway 18, four miles past Running Springs.
Snow Valley Snow Play
Snow Play offers lift-served sledding, Fridays – Sundays and holiday periods. Other days sledders walk up the hill. Sleds are always included, as are downhill sled rides. Accessories such as snow boots, gloves and waterproof pants are available. Rates for non-lift service, $11-19; lift service, $16-37. Visit website for hours.
This post was written by Liz Davis