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.
1 Mount Washington Auto RoadGorham, NH, 03581Phone: 603-466-2333
Family friendly outdoor center; snow tubing and trails
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center is a family- and kid-friendly place for cross-country (Nordic) skiing in the classic and skate ski styles; snowshoeing; and snow tubing. The snow tubing hill does not have lifts or towing, All day tubing pass is $15 all ages 5 and over. Open weekends 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
SnowCoach tours are offered up to tree line of Mount Washington. Glen View Café offers many food choices and great views from the dining room.
Daily tubing; night tubing on weekends; tubes for rent; tubing is weather dependent -- check conditions in advance.
Fee is $5 per tube per hour. Tubing is open mid-December through mid-March, snow conditions permitting.
Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Night tubing: Fridays and Saturdays, 6-8 p.m. School Vacation Week Night Tubing offered February 16-22, 2014. To check on weather and snow conditions for snow tubing, call the activities concierge at 603-278-8989 for the latest information. Information: http://bit.ly/1bQE3ZJ