Best Snow Tubing in Connecticut for Families

Get those snow pants ready for the best snow tubing in Connecticut for families! Photo by Ally Noel for Mommy Poppins
Get those snow pants ready for the best snow tubing in Connecticut for families! Photo by Ally Noel for Mommy Poppins
12/8/23 - By Clementina Verge

The best snow tubing in Connecticut is zooming your way for the winter! When you live in New England, the fun begins once the snow starts falling. New Englanders love flying fast down snowy slopes on skis, boards, and (especially) tubes. These snow tubing parks in Connecticut (and spots to go snow tubing near Connecticut) have it all. Kids and adventurous parents can fly down a well-groomed trail in a soft-sided inner tube. Most locations offer a generous time-slot, and reservations are encouraged. Make sure to confirm the age and height requirements for each location before heading out. Then bundle up and hit the best snow tubing spots around Connecticut!

For other ways to enjoy the snow, check out our list of 25 Winter Activities with Kids or our list of Best Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing Spots in Connecticut.Our Connecticut Winter Fun Guide can always be relied on to get kids off their devices and families out in the fresh winter air.


Best Snow Tubing in Connecticut for Families

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Middlefield hosts one of Connecticut's best snow tubing parks. Photo courtesy of Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort

Snow Tubing at Power Ridge Mountain Park and Resort—Middlefield

Powder Ridge is an ideal destination for anyone looking for some mountaintop thrills. Tubes and helmets (required here) are included with a park pass purchase. However, 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 1 hour and 45-minute passes, and reservations are strongly recommended as tickets often sell out.
Age/height requirements: None

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Did you know snowmaking was invented at Mohawk Mountain? Photo courtesy of the venue

Mohawk Mountain—Cornwall

Keep checking the weather forecast, and purchase passes for tubing at Mohawk Mountain starting December 26. The facility plans to open Thursday through Sunday weekly, provided nature cooperates. Passes are offered for 1 hour 45-minute sessions, and tubes must be rented. All tubers must sign a waiver and must be able to carry their own tube. Read the website's full list of FAQs for more details.
Age/height requirements: Must be 42 inches tall

Best Snow Tubing Near Connecticut for Families

Ward Ski Area - Shrewsbury, MA

With a weather cam and constant weather reports, you'll always know what the tubing conditions are. The Ward Ski Area offers 12 lanes with 200 tubes available for tubers.You can purchase1-hr or 2-hr tickets Wednesday through Sunday. 
Age/height requirement: "Tuba" sliders must be at least 6 years old and 42" tall

Ski Butternut—Great Barrington, MA

Like most snow destinations, Ski Butternut loves when the temperature dips! The slopes can open in December for tubing. Located only 15 miles from the Connecticut border, the drive is worth it for 200 tubes, 11 lanes, and a magic carpet to transport you to the top. The facility even guarantees 100% snowmaking coverage. Participants must be able to ride in a tube by themselves, and only single tubes are available. A release of liability form is required. Tickets are for 2-hour time slots.
Age/height requirements: Recommended for ages 5 and over

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These 7 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 (and a bit over an hour from Hartford). Tubing is available Fridays through Sundays (with extra hours during holidays or school vacations, weather permitting). Reservations are encouraged for each 90-minute session. 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 7 carved lanes? Grab a seat at a table inside the park lodge, and watch the action over a hot chocolate. 
Age/height requirements: Must be 42 inches tall

Campgaw Mountain — Mahway, NJ

For residents of the western part of the state, crossing the border into New Jersey will offer opportunities for day and night snow tubing. Campgaw is located 35 miles west of Greenwich, and just about a 1-hour drive from Danbury. It features 17 tubing lanes, a magic carpet lift, and snowmaking capabilities. Tubes are included with tickets for 1- or 2-hour time slots. Guests must ride alone and provide a signed waver. Sessions are offered every day, and online reservations are highly recommended. 
Age/height requirements: Must be 42 inches tall



Updated 12/22, 12/23

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