21 Epic Hills And Resorts With Snow Tubing Near DC

What could be better than some old fashion sled riding winter fun? Well, what about snow tubing?

When you head to the mountains that offer snow tubing near DC, you still get that same adrenaline rush as you whiz down the slope, but you won’t have to climb the sledding hill thanks to either a tow rope or Magic Carpet lift. 

Snow tubing near DC?

  • No sled? Snow tubes come with your ticket price. All you need is a barrel of laughs.  
  • No snow? No problem, the ski resorts near DC will make some for you.
  • Have little ones? Many snow tubing venues have kiddie tubing areas where they will stay safe with smaller vertical drops. Perfect for kids ages 2-4!

Listed below are some of the best places to enjoy a day of tubing in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Figure out when you want to go, how far you are willing to drive, and grab all of the information you need right here to have the best trip ever.

Just don’t forget to book your tickets online before heading to the slopes; time slots fill up quickly.

NOTE: Double check each snow tubing venue website for the latest safety measures and closures.

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What to wear snow tubing

  • Lots of layers
  • Warm socks
  • Hiking boots or waterproof shoes (no ski boots!)
  • Ski cap (this one is super cute!)
  • Gloves
  • Snow Jacket (our favorite!)
  • Sunglasses (to avoid sun glare)
  • Sunscreen (you can get sunburn on the slopes as easily as the beach)

Going skiing? Check out our guide to the best Ski Resorts near DC!

Snow tubing in Washington, D.C.

National Zoo

  • Address: 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
  • Distance from DC: Less than 5 miles from the National Mall

During the annual ZooLights festivities, head to the Lion and Tiger Hill, where you can fly down the 150-foot snowless tubing area.

Best Snow Tubing near DC

If you want excellent tubing though, you need to head to the best snow tubing near D.C. in winter. Usually, these are found at ski resorts, where they are making snow when we aren’t getting snowfall in the District.

Head to Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia for the weekend or just a day for more snow tubing when you crave winter fun. 

Wisp Resort Maryland Snow tubing
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Snow tubing in Maryland

Wisp Resort

  • Address: 296 Marsh Hill Rd, McHenry, MD 21541
  • Distance from DC: 180 miles / 3 hours
  • Reservations: 800.462.9477
  • Cost: $24/$34 a session

The tubing fun begins at the top of 12 tube shoots. Here the whole family (4 years old and up, along with being at least 42” tall) can plunge down the 750-foot hill.

Advanced reservations are needed.

Snow tubing in Virginia Bryce resort
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Snow Tubing in Virginia

Bryce Resort

  • Address: 1982 Fairway Dr, Basye, VA 22810
  • Distance from DC: 120 miles / 2 hours
  • Cost: $29 a session

The excitement begins at the top of one of the three 800-foot tubing lanes. As your family (36” tall and 4+ years-old) and friends race down the track, making your adrenaline soar. 

Sessions are each 1½ hours and are limited to 40 guests per session. Sessions begin every 30 minutes on the weekend and at three designated times during the week.

Children eight and over can tube without being accompanied by an adult. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.

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Wintergreen

  • Address: 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Nellysford, VA 22958
  • Distance from DC: 180 miles / 3 hours
  • Online reservations required
  • Cost: $24

Wintergreen’s tubing park, The Plunge, offers both winter and summer tubing adventures.

Be ready to jump in your tube at the top of the 900-foot track and sail to the bottom. You could reach speeds up to 30 MPH before reaching the bottom and getting on the lift to do it all over again.

Choose between racing a friend down the track or hooking your tubes together at the top. Then enjoy the fun and thrills together all the way down.

The recommended age for The Plunge is 6+years old, and children must be at least 42 inches tall.

Those who don’t meet the requirements or wish for a somewhat slower speed can head to Wintergreen’s Ridgely’s Fun Park, where there is a tot-sized hill for tubing.

Advanced reservations are a must. Tickets go on sale each Sunday morning for the next week. Tickets often sell out, so make your reservations early.

Massanutten Resort Virginia Snow Tubing
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Massanutten Resort

  • Address: 1822 Resort Dr., McGaheysville, VA 22840
  • Distance from DC: 120 miles / 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Online Reservations
  • Hours: 
    • Sunday | 9 AM – 9 PM
    • Monday – Thursday | 2 – 9 PM
    • Friday & Saturday | 9 am – 10 pm
  • Cost:
    • $25 (all ages) / per person for 90-minute Session Monday – Friday
    • $32 (all ages) / per person for 90-minute Session Saturday – Sunday

Get out and get some fresh mountain air as you enjoy being a kid at the most popular snow tube park in Virginia.

Massanutten Resort’s Family Adventure Park offers both day and night (Northern Lights Snow Tubing) tubing down their 16 lanes of tracks that descend 900 feet and drop 120 vertical feet.

Choose between tubing down solo and racing other guests, or link up with friends or family to create a tube train and ride the hill together. 

If you can’t make it to the mountain this winter, plan on a summer vacation where you can enjoy summer tubing on the 600-foot track that has two lanes of fun.

Small children must be at last 36 inches to participate. Anyone under 13 must be accompanied by an adult in the Family Adventure Park.

Read our full guide to Massanutten Resort in Winter!

Omni Homestead Snow tubing in Virginia
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The Omni Homestead Resort

  • Address: 7696 Sam Snead Hwy, Hot Springs, VA 24445
  • Distance from DC: 215 miles / 3 hours 40 minutes
  • Cost: $22 / $27 for 1-hour session
  • Reservations required

The Penguin Slides Tubing Park is a great family adventure that will bring back fun childhood memories of sledding.

However, here you won’t have to hike back up the hill; just jump on the Penguin Express, which will take you back to the top of the mountain to do it all over again.   

Children must be ages 5 and older plus 48” tall to enjoy the Penguin Slides Tubing Park.

Liberty Mountain Resort
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Snow Tubing in PA

Ski Liberty Boulder Ridge Lodge at Liberty Mountain Resort

  • Address: 78 Country Club Trail, Fairfield, PA 17320
  • Distance from DC: 80 miles / 1 ½ hours
  • Hours:
    • Thursday – Friday: 4 PM – 10 PM
    • Saturday: 10 AM – 10 PM
    • Sunday: 10 AM – 8 PM
  • Cost: $35 – 2 hour session, $9 Kids Hill

What is more old-fashion than a day of sledding? Liberty Mountain Resort features the closest tubing slope to Washington D.C. Just jump out of your car and onto the shuttle that takes you to the tubing track and a few hours of tremendous fun.

Liberty Mountain’s Boulder Ridge has 15 snow-covered tubing lanes that children five and up can enjoy zipping down and then take the lift back up to the top to do it all over again.

For those with small children, head to Pebble Ridge for kiddie tubing. Here children ages 2-4 can enjoy unlimited tubing in a special area.

Read our full guide to Liberty Mountain Resort!

Blue Mountain Resort

  • Address: 1660 Blue Mountain Dr, Palmerton, PA 18071
  • Distance from DC: 205 miles / 3 hours 40 minutes
  • Hours:
    • Thursday: 5:00 – 9:00 PM
    • Friday, Saturday, Sunday and, Holidays: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Reservation Required 

If you are looking for the longest and fastest tubing lanes, then head to “the 34” in the Pocono Mountains at Blue Mountain Resort. Here you will be tubing over 1,000 feet before you have to jump on one of the three lifts to do your next run.

You won’t have to attach tubes to form a train to go down the track with a friend. Here you can grab a double tube and enjoy the ride together.

Another advantage to tubing Blue Mountain is their tubing sessions are three hours long instead of the usual 1-2 hours.

Whitetail Virginia Snow tubing
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Whitetail

  • Address: 13805 Blair Valley Rd, Mercersburg, PA 17236
  • Distance from DC: 90 miles / 1 hour 40 minutes 
  • Hours:
    • Friday 12:00 – 9:00 PM
    • Saturday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    • Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Cost: $32 – advanced tickets required

Head north on I-70, and between Hagerstown and Hancock, you will find the perfect place to have an adventure tubing. The beautiful Whitetail Resort is just over the Pennsylvania line and a quick and easy day trip from D.C.

The tubing hill is perfect for the young (5 and older) and young at heart to have a blast. Whitetail has a kiddie section for those children ages 2-4 to enjoy a smaller tube run.

Tubing sessions last two hours, then you can enjoy the warmth of the fire in the lodge or the fire pit on the patio as you sip a delicious hot chocolate.

Ski Resorts in PA snow tubing
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Roundtop Mountain Resort

  • Address: 925 Roundtop Rd, Lewisberry, PA 17339
  • Distance from DC: 115 miles / 2 hours
  • Hours:
    • Fridays 12:00 – 9:00 PM
    • Saturdays 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    • Sundays 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Cost: $30
  • Reservation Link

At Roundtop Mountain, north of Gettysburg and York, Pennsylvania, you need no experience to ride a tube down one of their ten 800-foot long runs as long as you are at least five years old.

So, pack the car for a great day trip or weekend adventure and enjoy two hours of tubing. Here you won’t even have to walk back up the hill as you did as a kid. They have a Magic Carpet lift to take you back up to do it all over again.

For the little tikes who are under five years old, they can enjoy the day on smaller tubes on the tots hill. Unfortunately, you will have to walk up the hill and parents can only watch after climbing to the top.

When you need to warm up or take a break, the Mountain View Lodge is a great place to warm up around the cozy fireplace and to grab a bite to eat.

AvalancheXpress

  • Address: 2700 Mt Rose Ave, York, PA 17402
  • Distance from DC: 100 miles / 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday – 4:00 – 10:00 PM
    • Friday – 12:00 – 10:00 PM
    • Saturday – Sunday – 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Cost:
    • Monday – Thursday – $20
    • Friday – Sunday – $36
    • Children 4 and under – $12
  • Ticket Link

Those looking for the perfect spot to make lasting memories head to AvalancheXpress’s Heritage Hills, where you will find ten lanes to snow tube down.

The 80-foot high hill is excellent for all ages, and there is no age requirement as long as everyone can get in and out of their own tube without assistance.

When you need to warm up or take a break from the hill, enjoy a snack from the nearby concession stands or sit around the firepits and make a s’more.

AvalancheXpress does offer discounted prices for groups of 15 or more and during the last two hours of business.

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Blue Knob All Seasons Resort

  • Address: 1424 Overland Pass, Claysburg, PA 16625
  • Distance from DC: 170 miles / 3 hours
  • Hours:
    • Friday Sessions: 4:00 – 6:00 PM and 7:00 – 9:00 PM
    • Saturday Sessions:10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:30 2:30 PM, 3:00 – 5:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM
    • Sunday Sessions: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:30 – 2:30 PM and 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Cost: $25 per session
  • Reservation Link

For those who enjoy the outdoors, even in cold, snowy weather, head to Blue Knob’s snow tubing park. Here you can enjoy a fun day with the family or an adventurous date night.  

The eight-lane park is located next to the Summit Lodge, where you can warm up or grab a bite to eat.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort- tubing in PA
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Seven Springs Mountain Resort

  • Address: 777 Water Wheel Dr, Champion, PA 15622
  • Distance from DC: 195 miles / 3 hours and 20 minutes
  • Hours:
    • 1:00 – 3:00 PM, 3:00 – 5:00 PM, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
    • Additional weekend sessions: 9:00 – 11:00 AM, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Cost:
    • Weekday – Adult $27 (day) / $30 (night)
    • Weekday – Child $22 (day) / $25 (night)
    • Weekend – Adult $30 (day) / $39 (night)
    • Weekend – Child $27 (day) / $33 (night)
  • Tubing Ticket Reservations

Feel like a kid again with the rush of wind in your face as you slide down one of 11 tube lanes at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

After the adrenaline rush, head to the Magic Carpet that will take you to the top again for another high-speed slide.

Snow tubing in PA
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Camelback Lodge & Indoor Waterpark

  • Address: 107 Resort Dr, Tannersville, PA 18372
  • Distance from DC: 240 miles / 4 hours
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday – 12:00 – 8:00 PM
    • Friday – 12:00 – 10:00 PM
    • Saturday – 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
    • Sunday – 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Cost: $42 – $55
    • Military discounts available
  • Ticket Link

Have a blast on the mountain by racing down one of 40 tubing lanes at the Galactic snow park. Choose between an adrenaline racing two hours of tubing under the warmth of the winter sun or the lights at night.

With the aid of the Magic Carpet, you will not even have to hike back up the hill after a terrific run.

Anyone 44” tall can head down alone, but smaller guests between 33 and 43 inches will need to grab a double tube and an adult to slide down the track.

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Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

  • Address: 401 Hollow Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
  • Distance from DC: 245 miles / 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Cost: $27 – $45
  • Hours: 
    • Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    • Friday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    • Saturday – Sunday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Online Reservations Only

The Pocono Plunge Snow Tubing park offers thrilling rides for anyone over four years old. The tubing park provides all the needed equipment. All you have to do is bring the laughs, screams and excitement.

The park features both single and tandem tube lanes. The tandem lanes are perfect for adults with children under 46 inches tall.

Two conveyors will provide a ride to the top of the mountain and eliminate the climb.

Each tubing session is 1½ hours.

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Jack Frost Ski Resort

  • Address: 434 Jack Frost Mountain Rd, White Haven, PA 18661
  • Distance from DC: 230 miles / 4 hours

Those who enjoy a day of sledding head to the Jack Frost Ski Resort, where they make sledding more convenient at the seven tubing lanes.

Here you have the convenience of two conveyor carpets where you can sit on your tube and be hauled up 600 feet to the top of the hill or grab onto one of two cable-tow ropes.

Once you are at the top, jump on that tube and enjoy the wild and crazy ride to the bottom. There are only tubes for single riders, and the recommended minimum height is 42 inches.

Sessions are two hours long.

Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain

  • Address: 192 Karl Hope Blvd, Lackawaxen, PA 18435
  • Distance from DC: 295 miles / 5 hours
  • Tubing Hours through March 8, 2021:
    • Saturdays – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:30 – 2:30 PM, and 3:00 – 5:00 PM
    • Sundays 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 12:30 – 2:30 PM
West Virginia Ski Resorts- Canaan Valley Resort
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Snow tubing in West Virginia

Canaan Valley Resort 

  • Address: Park Rd 826, Davis, WV 26260
  • Distance from DC: 180 miles / 3 hours
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday – 11:15 AM – 8:00 PM
    • Friday – 11:15 Am – 10:15 PM
    • Saturday – 9:00 AM – 10:15 PM
    • Sunday – 9:00 AM – 5:45 PM
  • Cost:
    • Weekdays: $20
    • Weekends: $28
  • Online Ticket Reservations

What could be more fun than sailing down the 1,200 feet long tubing hill going 25 mph before taking a 5-minute magic carpet lift ride back to the top again, going on repeat for two hours straight? We can’t think of anything!

Canaan Valley Resort offers non-stop fun at their tube lanes, where you can slide down by yourself or attach your tube to a friend’s for a joint venture down the slope.

When the winter chill gets to you, head to the outdoor fire ring or in the lodge for a delicious cup of hot chocolate or coffee, and a refueling snack.

There is a minimum age of 4 years old and a minimum height of 42” to ride. All tubes only hold one person.

For a special treat, reserve a time slot during sunset.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort snow tubing
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Snowshoe Mountain Resort

  • Address: 10 Snowshoe Dr, Snowshoe, WV 26209
  • Distance from DC: 220 miles / 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Hours through March 13, 2021
    • Sunday and Friday: 1:00 – 9:00 PM
    • Monday – Thursday: 3:00 – 9:00 PM
    • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Cost:
    • Ages 3 and under – $5 (kiddie hill only)
    • Ages 4 – 12 – $15 weekdays / $17 weekend
    • Ages 13+ – $15 weekdays / $20 weekends
    • Family 4 pack – $50 weekdays / $65 weekends
  • Reservation Link

At the Snowshoe Mountain Resort Coca-Cola Tube Park, enjoy two hours worth of fun sliding down one of 8 lanes that drop you 6-stories to the party deck below.

The tow rope will make the climb to the top much more manageable than walking and quicker for your next thrilling race to the bottom.

At night, enjoy the multi-colored LED lights that electrify the area as you slide down or take in the show from the party deck as you warm up around the fire pits and heaters.

Winterplace Ski Resort

  • Address:  100 Old, Flat Top Mountain Road, Ghent, WV 25843
  • Distance from DC: 315 miles / 5 hours
  • Hours:
    • Weekends – 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    • Weekdays – 1:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Cost: $29
  • Reservation Link

Just off I-77 is the largest snow tubing park in West Virginia. The park features 14 lanes with a variety of bumps and humps to tube down. Then hop back on your tube on either one of the two Super Carpet Lifts that will take you back up the mountain. When it comes to snow tubing, there is no time to waste!

This is a great family activity for anyone over 44 inches. Those under the minimum height can head to the Kiddie Park for $5 and have a barrel of fun.

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