Tubing Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most common questions about tubing
What is the Tubing Process?
- Tickets must be purchased at the main lodge before walking to the tubing area.
- Guests choose their tube then head to the top using the conveyor lift.
- It is a short walk from the conveyor to the top of the tube lanes.
- Guests will be instructed by tubing attendant(s) when to go down the lanes.
- Each person must ride in their own tube.
- Guests must sit in the tube or on top of the tube. Riding on stomachs is not allowed.
- Once at the bottom of the lanes, guests must promptly stand up and walk to end of lanes.
- Repeat until your session expires.
- Have fun!
Where do I buy a ticket?
Tubing tickets are sold at the main lodge. If you wish, you can walk down to the tube park first and watch to see if the speed of the hill is what you are looking for before you purchase your tickets.
WHERE is the tubing area located?
The tubing area is a small walk from the main lodge. Once you purchase your tickets, you will have a 2-5 minute walk to the tubing area on a gravel path. We do not allow vehicles to drive to the tubing area. Guests in need of assistance in getting to the tube hill, can request transportation at the ticket office. Only those in need of assistance will receive transportation. *Please be aware that transportation is dependent on availability of a supervisor with access to a gator. During busy periods, it may take a supervisor some time to before transportation can be accommodated.
WHat amenities are at the tubing area?
Our tubing area has a large patio with picnic tables, chairs, and a fire pit. Guests are welcome to sit on the patio and watch others tubing without having to pay for a ticket. We do allow outside food and non-alcoholic drinks to be enjoyed at the tubing patio. Keep in mind, any outside food/dirnk will need to be carried in and out of the tubing area by foot. There is access to bathrooms via a Johnny-On-The-Spot, however we recommend going to the bathroom at the main lodge before walking down to tubing, especially if you have children. We do not have concessions available at tubing.
Can more than one person ride in a tube?
NO. We allow one person per tube. We do allow several tubes to "link" together so a parent can hold on to their child's tube or friends can experience the ride together. (The parent should be in the lead tube and the child behind.) The maximum amount of tubes that can link together is 4. With that said, it is at the discretion of the Tubing Manager on duty. Faster tubing speeds may require us to limit the amount of tubes that can link together.
Is there an age requirement for tubing?
Snow Creek does not define the age requirement. We expect people to use common sense and good judgment. With that said, under 2 is not recommended.
Remember that only one person is allowed per tube. If you are bringing younger children, the adult should hold on to the child's tube. This is important also to help the child get up at the bottom, out of the tube and walk safely in the right direction to go to the tube lift again.
What are the tubes like?
Our Snow Tubes have a hard plastic bottom with handles on the sides. Small children are able to sit inside the tube if they are not big enough to lay on top of the tube. It is easy for bigger kids and adults to hang on to another person's tubes as they go down together.
Can I get a refund if I don't like the conditions?
NO. It is up to the person buying the ticket to make an informed decision. We suggest you walk over to the tube park - watch the speed - see how it is going before you make your decision. Conditions change constantly throughout the day. It is best to observe before you buy. Don't forget, you can view tubing on our Live Web Cams.
When is the best time to go tubing?
Tubing is open on weekends, holidays, and Thursday/Friday nights. Our busiest times tend to be weekends or holidays between 12pm-4pm. To avoid the crowds, we suggest arriving right at opening or after 4pm.
Can I bring my own sled or tube?
NO. We do not allow personal sleds or tubes to be used on the tubing runs. The tube rental is included in the cost.
Can I wear hard ski or snowboard boots in the tube park?
NO. Hard Ski or Snowboard Boots are dangerous not only for the person wearing them but also for the people that might be hit by them. Soft Snowboard Boots are generally okay to tube with but any type of boot can be refused if the park manager feels it poses a danger.
Does the weather affect the ride?
YES. The weather can affect the type of ride you get down the lanes, so check the Snow Report and see if the conditions promote slow or fast tubing and take your pick! Warmer weather (45 degrees+) brings slower tubing speeds while colder weather (32 degrees and colder) creates faster tubing speeds. The colder it is, the faster the tubes will go. All types of conditions can be fun. If you prefer faster speeds, early morning or after the sun goes down are usually your best chance to experience faster speeds. Natural snow is fun to play in, but creates slow tubing conditions.
We also suggest that you walk over to the Tube Park and observe for yourself before you buy your tickets because the conditions can change many times throughout the day. Don't forget, you can also view tubing on our Live Web Cams.
Can I tube longer than 2 hours?
YES. A four (4) - hour tubing ticket for $45 is now available. We also have the 2-hour ticket.
- If you choose to purchase a 2-hour ticket and then decide to go longer, you would have to purchase another 2-hour ticket - you cannot switch over to a 4-hour ticket.
- Remember, your 2 or 4 hours begins 15 minutes after you purchase your ticket...that allows you plenty of time to get to the tubing hill and pick up a tube.
Can I take the tube back to the lodge with me?
NO. Tubes are not allowed out of the designated tubing area.
How do i get back to the top?
We have 2 conveyors that take guests and their tubes back to the top. We ask that guests stand while riding to the top holding their tube. We do not allow guests to sit, run, or walk on the conveyor. Children are not allowed to sit in tubes and ride to the top.
Can I purchase a Tubing season pass?
NO. We do not offer Tubing passes, but for $20 you can add Tubing to any regular-priced ticket for an ALL Area Ticket.
Do I need to wear special clothing?
Dress according to the weather and as if you were going sledding. We suggest dressing in layers and waterproof clothing is recommended.