8 Snow Tubing Destinations in the South

Living in the South often means that while your friends in the North are experiencing low temperatures and having fun in the snow, you may be sweating in lower latitudes. While the southern states might not be the first places that come to mind to enjoy winter weather, they should be, especially if you want to try snow tubing. In fact, many Southern states have their fair share of hit tracks, and some have gotten downright creative in how they deliver fast thrills and thrills. From freshly laid or made snow outdoors to indoor snow wonders, here are the eight best places to experience snow tubing in the South.


Massanutten Resort

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Massanutten, Virginia

Virginia often sees winter rainfall, and Massanutten Resort makes the most of it by offering a fast-paced snow slide. Their outdoor tubing hill features 16 routes that descend 120 vertical feet for a long distance of 900 feet. Massanutten’s tube slide is so popular that they recently added a second conveyor, so visitors don’t have to wait as long. The resort also offers a unique approach to winter sports with its Northern Lights Snow Tubing, during which people of all ages can race down the slopes to the sound of upbeat music as the neon lights glow on the lanes.



Winterplace Ski Resort

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Ghent/Flat Top, West Virginia

If you’ve ever driven 1-77 in southern West Virginia, you might have noticed the snowy slopes of Winterplace Ski Resort from the highway. Just a 5 minute drive from exit 28, the resort also has a fabulous snow tubing area, which is West Virginia’s largest tubing park. Ride to the top of the hill on one of two super treadmills, then slide down the exhilarating slide. It’s the perfect winter activity for families in the South.



Pigeon Forge Snow

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

If snow tubing all year round is wrong, why be right? Although many consider snow sports to be a winter activity – and rightly so – Pigeon Forge Snow has an edge over other tubing runs because it’s indoors. The air-conditioned environment stays between 60-70°F and doesn’t melt thanks to a specially designed floor. This unique ride also includes lined tubes to keep clothes dry and a mat to the top before you set off on a trip. Of course, you can also come and cool off in the summer to relive your winter memories.



Blizzard Mountain Snow Tubing

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Buford, Georgia

At first glance, it may surprise you that Georgia has snow tubing, but in true Southern style, the state knows how to do it right. Head to Margaritaville on the Lanier Islands for the Blizzard Mountain Snow Tubing adventure with a 575-foot-long, eight-story tube course. Not only can you feel the adrenaline rush of the tubing track, but their winter event — called License to Chill Show Island — also features carnival games, rides, and ice skating, so plan to stick around for a while.



Sapphire Valley Resort

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Jackson County, North Carolina

Book a 1.75-hour tubing experience at Sapphire Valley Resort to enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains differently. Although the resort offers plenty of seasonal activities, when winter rolls around, locals and travelers alike look forward to the opening of their Frozen Falls Tube Park. Board the moving walkway to the top of the 500-foot snow tubing track, which has a 60-foot drop. A bonus is that the tubing track is known for its short queues, which means less waiting in line and more time gliding through the lanes.



Twig Resort

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McHenry, Maryland

When it comes to cold weather fun, Wisp Resort is the place to be in Maryland. Their twelve tube chutes allow you to experience at your own pace or hit the 750-foot long runs with friends to see who finishes first. Wisp makes and cleans the snow, and you are responsible for the tube. So grab one, hop on the conveyor and slide down for a fabulously fast ride. Just be sure to make your reservations online and complete their Attendance Agreement before heading to the resort.



Rowdy Bear Mountain Terrain Park

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

While you might not want to encounter an actual rowdy bear, heading to the snowy slopes of Rowdy Bear Mountain Snow Park offers a different kind of experience. With the magnificent Smoky Mountains as a backdrop, the slopes are on Tennessee’s largest outdoor snow tubing hill. Prepare yourself as you navigate 500-foot-long snow-covered routes, which feature real snow. You will be sliding so fast that it will be hard to notice the 70′ drop as you descend the track.



Texan Gaylord

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Vineyard, Texas

If Texas snow tubing surprises you, add Florida to this list. The Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX and the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida offer some of the best snow tubing in the southern United States. While in Florida, beat the heat and head indoors to the property’s Snow Flow Mountain to hit the frozen snow. ways. In Texas, families can experience the eight-track tubing hill, which features real snow. Perhaps the best part is that customers can enjoy unlimited tubing runs on their ticket date. Bonus: Gaylord Opryland in Nashville also offers a snow tubing track.


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