Are you searching for the perfect way to enjoy the winter season with your children in a safe, yet thrilling, environment? Snow tubing is at the top of our list for activities that children would enjoy. Snow tubing is very similar to sledding except for the fact that you are on a large inner tube that looks like a smooth tire. Snow tubing almost always occurs on a hill or slope of some sort, at which point a rider climbs on top of or into the inner tube and slides down the hill. The slope of the hill assists in propelling a rider to the bottom of a grade. Riders can be pulled to the top of a hill by a tow rope or even behind a snowmobile at a low speed. This process can be repeated over and over as long as a rider wishes to continue.
To ensure you have the most enjoyable experience with your friends and family, it is important to prepare for the cold weather. You may send your children to the ski hill with the basics like snowpants, jacket, boots, hats, gloves, etc. We would highly recommend going as far as having a face mask or balaclava and goggles to protect everyone’s face who will be enjoying the tubing hill from the elements. Heavy winter boots with thick soles to insulate feet from the cold ground are highly recommended.
Snow King Mountain, just a few short blocks from the famous Jackson Town Square, now has snow tubing available with three groomed lanes and a tow rope to pull you and your child back up the mountain at King Tubes. Some important details to note when preparing a day at Snow King Mountain on the tubing hill, the cost is ~$20 per hour per adult and child. Every rider is required to go down on a tube by themselves, no exceptions, and all riders must be at least 42″ tall. Snow King Mountain, also, offers a special called the Big King Pass. The Big King pass gives unlimited access to King Tubes, the Cowboy Coaster, and skiing on Snow King Mountain for an entire day/night. There are opportunities to book King Tubes for private parties of up to 75 people with group rates being available for parties of 25+. No ski boots or related hard plastic boots are permitted while tubing. Snow King Mountain may shut down to inclement weather at any time and the mountain makes no guarantees regarding the operation. You can call 307-201-KING ahead of time to check for most up to date on operations.
Call us today if you’re interested in learning more about how snow tubing is the perfect family activity. Download the ‘Snow King App’ for your smartphone if you are interested in spending time with your family at Snow King Mountain. You can view the most up to date information on conditions on the mountain, interactive trail maps, and more. Our agents are happy to assist with answering all of your questions and helping to prepare your ultimate family getaway to Jackson Hole!