We are in the thick of the snow tubing season in the NC mountains. By the end of November, most resorts are ready for tubers seeking some snowy fun. Below are some great options within a few hours drive of Charlotte, we suggest that you always call ahead to check with the resort before you make plans to head up. ** Due to the continuing pandemic, please call ahead for any new restrictions that have been put in place. Most places will require reservations as well as face masks.
Beech Mountain Tubing 1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy, Beech Mountain NC
Rates:$27 during the week and $32 on the weekend for 1 hour 45 minutes
Details: Riders must be at least 42 inches. Beech Mountain also offers skiing and snowboarding.
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Black Bear Snow Tubing 373 Kerr Road, Hendersonville NC
Rates: $25 for 2-hours
Details: Children must be at least 42 inches and 4 years old. Children under 6 must be with an adult on the slopes.
Hawksnest 2058 Skyland Drive, Seven Devils NC
Rates: $29 for 1 hour 45 minutes
Details: Hawksnest has 4 areas to tube in with runs up to 1000 feet long. Children must be 3 years old to snow tube at Hawksnest. You can also hit the longest ziplines in the country.
Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing NC Hwy 18, Jonas Ridge NC
$30 for 1 hour 45 minutes
Details: Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. 6 lanes available with varying degrees of steepness.
Moonshine Mountain 5865 Willow Ridge, Hendersonville NC
Rates: $25, cash only for 2 hours
Details: No age restriction but all children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center 7420 Dillard Road, Scaly Mountain NC
Rates: $25 for a 2-hour session
Details: Riders must be at least 42 inches and 4 years old, there is a kiddie slope for younger riders that is $12 for 2-hours. Scaly Mountain also has an ice skating rink and in the summer they offer summer tubing, gem mining and trout fishing.
Sugar Mountain Tubing1009 Sugar Mountain, Sugar Mountain NC
Rates: $28 during the week and $33 on the weekend, children 3 and 4-year-olds free with paying adult. Sessions are 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Details: In addition to skiing, Sugar Mountain offers 700-foot long tubing runs, the runs stay open until 10 p.m. so you can take part in some fun night tubing. Children under 6 must share a tube with a parent.
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Tube World Maggie Valley 1080 Ski Lodge Road Maggie Valley, NC 28751
The cost for tubing is $30 per person, per session, Monday through Friday, non-holidays and $35 per person, per session on Weekends or Holidays. The holiday dates are listed below.
Holiday rates apply for the following dates:
- December 21, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020
- Friday, January 17 through Monday, January 20, 2020
- Friday, February 14 through Monday, February 17, 2020
- Any weekend or holiday.
Call ahead! Snow in NC is finicky and we know Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate with our desire to hit the white stuff.
Check age and height requirements, many of the places have rules in place for little tubers to keep them safe
Dress warm, the sun is usually shining here even in the winter but don't be fooled, it is still cold when you spend several hours on the mountain, better to remove layers than wish you had more. If you have the space for it, take an extra pair of gloves or socks with you in case you get super wet on the runs you can warm up your feet and hands.