For children and adults of all ages, snow tubing is a simple and exhilarating way to rush down the side of a mountain. Hard-packed snow trails with a bank at the bottom for safe stopping allow even young children to ride these tubes. Most tubing parks also have a ‘magic carpet’ to ride back up the hill with your tube. Those who can’t ski due to knee injuries or other reasons can still enjoy a day on the powder with a snow tube. Parks are popping up all over the country. From simple, one-lane chutes to multi-lane 10-story drops, there is something that each rider can enjoy.
Village Vacances Valcartier, just an hour away from Quebec City, has a Central Area with three easy, two moderate and two very difficult slopes. Need more of a challenge? The Himalaya offers speeds up to 80km/h. Your whole family can ride down together on one of the 12-passenger snow rafts for some amazing fun. Looking to take a whirl? The Tornade has specially equipped tubes that spin around as you go downhill.
Do you want to do some snow tubing while the stars twinkle overhead? Whistler/Blackcomb in British Columbia has the Coca Cola Tube Park where tubers can enjoy racing downhill on lighted paths. There is no need to pack up and go home when the sun sets. The party is just starting.
Nine chutes, two lifts and a 10-story drop mean amazing speeds and thrilling rides at Snow Valley Resort in Horseshoe Valley in Ontario. You can link the tubes together to form a snow raft with friends for the ultimate adrenaline rush! There is even a Kids Zone so the children will have as much fun as the adults do. Of course, where there is snow and a hill, there can be snow tubing. This is the ultimate family activity for all ages.