There are 10 tubing lanes at Powder Ridge Park. Photo courtesy of the venue
There are 10 tubing lanes at Powder Ridge Park. Photo courtesy of the venue

Snow Tubing Spots for Connecticut Kids and Families

What's easier than skiing, more thrilling than sledding, and a fantastic winter activity in Connecticut? We're talking about snow tubing, where kids (and adventurous parents) can launch down a well-maintained trail in a soft-sided inner tube, at once maximizing both comfort and giggle-inducing speed.

For a low-stress, relatively low-cost family day that requires no skill but will earn major points with the kiddos, check out one of these tubing parks, includig the new course at Mohawk Mountain. If you are willing to drive a bit further north, check out 10 Spots for Snow Tubing Near Boston. Of course, if you'd rather conquer the slopes while standing, plenty of family ski resorts await in and near Connecticut, including the other New England states.  

Mohawk Mountain—Cornwall
Added to the fun winter line-up for the first time this season, snow tubing has arrived at Mohawk Mountain, already a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. Available Thursday-Sunday and offered in two-hour sessions, a magic carpet and eight tubing lanes made for speed await. Participants must ride alone and provide a signed waver. Daily onsite dining is available in the Main Lodge, allowing for an extended and delicious day on the mountain. 
Age/height requirements: 42 inches tall

Power Ridge Mountain Park and Resort—Middlefield
Whether you're looking for one-on-one parent-child time or a snow tubing party with 12 of your closest friends, Powder Ridge is an ideal destination. Tubes and helmets (required here) are included with park pass purchase; no tube sharing is allowed. It's a long way down each of the 12 tubing lanes, but a magic carpet will bring you back to the top and slope lights help take the fun into the night. The Ridge offers two-hour passes and reservations are strongly recommended. Bonus: if you're a really big fan of tubing, you can enjoy it here year round, thanks to the 365 Synthetic Snow Park that opened in September 2017.
Age/height requirements: None

Ski Butternut—Great Barrington, MA
Located only 15 miles from the Connecticut border in North Canaan, this is a destination well deserving of crossing state lines. Offering 200 tubes, 14 lanes, and a magic carpet to transport you to the top, this mountain is a full service operation. It even guarantees 100% snow-making coverage so that there is plenty of snow even when your own backyard doesn't have any at all. Participants must be able to ride in a tube by themselves; only single tubes are available. A release of liability form is required. 
Age/height requirements: None


These seven carved lanes are just over the Rhode Island border. Photo courtesy of Yawgoo Valley 

Yawgoo Valley Snow Tubing Park—Exeter, RI
If you live in the eastern part of the state, Yawgoo Valley is only about 45 minutes away (or 1 hour and 15 minutes from Hartford). Scheduled to open in early January, tubing is available only on weekends (with extra hours during holidays or school vacations, weather permitting) and reservations are encouraged for each 50-minute sessions. Participants must provide a signed waver and ride alone. Helmets are not required, but guests are welcome to bring their own. Don't feel like zipping down one of the seven carved lanes? Grab a seat at table inside the park lodge and watch the action from a cozy space. Or, if you don't mind the fresh air, an outside deck area overlooks the park. Because parking is limited, participants are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before their purchased session.
Age/height requirements: 42 inches tall

Campgaw Mountain - Mahway, NJ
For residents of the western part of the state, crossing the border into New Jersey will offer daily opportunities for day and night snow tubing. Campgaw is located 35 miles west of Greenwich and just about an-hour drive from Danbury. It features 17 tubing lanes, a "magic carpet," and snow-making capabilities. Guests must ride alone and provide a signed waver. Sessions run two hours and online reservations are highly recommended. Tickets go on sale six days in advance of a visit.
Age/height requirements: 42 inches tall

 


Power Ridge Mountain Park & Resort
99 Powder Hill Road
Middlefield , CT 06455

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
46 Great Hollow Road
Cornwall , CT 06753

Ski Butternut
380 State Road
Great Barrington, MA

Yawgoo Valley Snow Tubing Park
220 Yawgoo Valley Road
Exeter, RI 02822

Campgaw Mountain
200 Campgaw Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07430
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