Ride Out The Winter At The Top Snow Tubing Spots Near Saratoga

Kid-friendly destinations include Tubby Tubes and McGregor Links Country Club.

Snow Tubing
Snow tubing is a fun, kid-friendly winter activity. (West Mountain)
Another day, another snowstorm. This winter has been one of the coldest and snowiest in recent history, but that shouldn’t keep you and the kids feeling cooped up or snowed in. There are a countless winter-weather activities for the whole family to take part in in the Capital Region, and one of the most enjoyable is snow tubing (for the uninitiated, it’s sledding, but on a giant, inflatable tube). Here are six nearby snow tubing spots where you and yours can blow off some much-needed steam—all in the name of winter fun.

West Mountain (25 Minutes Away)

If you have teenagers and younger children, West Mountain will be your best bet for a wide range of ages and athletic abilities. The popular ski slope also offers six enormous tubing lanes; two 1,000-foot-long tracks that drop 100 feet vertically; and four, 700-foot-long tracks that drop 65 feet. And don’t worry about that long trek back; the West Mountain staff will tow you up the mountain again, assuming you’re willing to wait in line for the service. An added bonus: Because West Mountain makes its own snow, those tubing lanes are open whether Saratoga’s streets are covered in fresh powder or a layer of thick, icy grime. For those tubers who catch some air and then a chill, West Mountain’s cozy lodge offers hot beverages, food and serene views of the foothills of the Adirondacks.

The line up the snow tubing hill at West Mountain is always long. (West Mountain)
Tubby Tubes in nearby Lake Luzerne takes snow tubing to the next level. Weather permitting, the company operates seven different tubing courses that vary in slope and number of turns, so whether your kids are ramblers or straight-shooters, they can all find their favorite lane. (If you have a young rambler in your brood, he or she will be over the moon about this seasons featured course, the “Whoopsie Woo.”) In addition to their septet of tracks, Tubby Tubes has two, 1,000-foot “Snow Coasters”; bunny slopes for your youngest or most skittish; and the Bigfoot Cafe, where the whole family can warm up by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa.
Sophia Perez
Sophia Perez

Sophia Perez is a California-raised freelance writer currently based in Brooklyn. She visited Saratoga Springs for the first time in the summer of 2016, at the tail-end of a four-month road trip across the United States. She doesn’t like the mineral water, which tastes like egg salad, but she drives up to Saratoga at least once a month to visit friends and eat doughboys.

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