Ski resorts are great if you know how to ski, but for the rest of us, the next best thing is sledding hills. The great thing about sledding hills is that anyone can do it. Plus, it’s pretty cost-effective when you compare it to a ski vacation. With great sledding and tubing hills all over the country, you’re likely within driving distance to one of these. (Sorry southerners!) Take a look at these epic sledding hills for day or weekend trips.
1. Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly Mountain
Lots of people come to Heavenly Mountain for the skiing, but this resort has a 5,000-foot long hill perfect for any family.
2. Colorado’s Adventure Point
They take the honors for having the world’s tallest sledding hill. They also have the World’s Largest Snow Fort!
3. Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park
It’s a snow hill in Georgia will real snow?!? They have huge tubes where you can fit five or six at a time.
4. Michigan’s Boyne Mountain
They claim tubing is the “most fun you’ll have sitting down.” Michigan knows how to do it right because they have a conveyor belt to do most of the work for you!
5. Wisconsin’s Grand Geneva Resort
Summer is so busy during the summer at this southern Wisconsin destination, but their ice skating and sledding is to notch.
6. Pennsylvania’s Boulder Ridge
Gather up a group. This is a perfect place to tube in the East. (Also look for other east coast ski resorts to offer tubing hills.)
7. Washington’s Suncadia Resort
They seem to have it all, including tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
8. Vermont’s Smugglers’ Notch
You can tube during the day or at night, thanks to their lighted tubing area.
9. Ohio’s Mad River Mountain
This is another one that’s a ski resort with tubing. Call before you go to make sure the tubing lanes are open.
10. New Hampshire’s Gunstock Mountain Resort
These tubing runs are loooong! In fact, they are more than 1,000 feet! This should help you get your money’s worth!
11. Wyoming’s Snow King Mountain
This tubing area has a robe that pulls both you AND your tube up the hill. This is a huge plus!
12. Oregon’s Diamond Lake
They might be known for their snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, but they have great tubing hills for families, too.
13. California’s Big Bear Lake
They have giant sledding hills, and a bobsled lane so you can get that authentic winter experience!