961 Main StreetBerlin, NH, 03570Phone: 603-228-0836
Get zooming! Nothing high-tech about the old-fashioned fun of a snow-tubing hill
Remember when you were a kid and you zoomed down the local hills on a snow tube, coaster or sled? Well, you can recapture that feeling – and share it with your family – on the super-slick snow tubing hills of the Androscoggin Valley, NH region. At Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, experience the low-tech thrill of walking up Tubing Hill, then coasting down on one of the center’s snow tubes. Your two-hour session on the hill will make lasting memories. On weekends and holidays, enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores by the fire pit. Or head out to one of the area’s inviting restaurants for a hot, hearty meal (and maybe a glass of wine for Mom and Dad) before a roaring fire.
Route 16 at Pinkham NotchGorham, NH, 03581Phone: 603-466-3988
Bring your kids, and release your inner child, when you tackle family-friendly Tubing Hill
It’s time to release your inner child! Oh, and it’s fine to bring actual kids with you, too, when you go snow tubing at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. For two hours, you can walk up Tubing Hill, get your tube, and slide down. No lines, no lifts: Just good old-fashioned family fun. The hill is safe for all ages. There’s a warming hut at the top of the hill, and you’re welcome to bring snacks and beverages. On weekends and holidays, there’s a fire pit complete with s’mores and hot chocolate. Reservations are recommended, especially on weekends and holidays. Come see why they say Tubing Hill has some of the best family-friendly sliding in the East. Side benefit: The kids will sleep all the way home.
99 Ski Area RoadBretton Woods, NH, 03575Phone: 603-278-3320
Tubing is open mid-December through mid-March, snow conditions permitting. Advance reservations and tickets must be purchased on the website - please take a moment to review the tubing hill rules prior to arriving.
Loon Mountain is rated one of the most accessible mountain resorts in the East by readers of Ski Magazine. But outdoor winter fun does not begin and end with skiing or snowboarding. Located just two hours north of Boston in the scenic heart of the White Mountains, you can enjoy all the thrills of sliding down a mountain on snow tubes - and you don’t need lessons to get in on the action. Kids must be 48” tall and 50lbs to ride the chairlift. With Mom and dad present at the tot tubing area, smaller kids can tube at the base of Little Sister. Snow tubing is offered in one-hour segments and reservations are recommended.