Remember snow days as a kid? School was cancelled: you and your friends would grab sleds and saucers and head for the nearest hill for some frosty downhill fun. Guests of all ages can experience that classic winter excitement while snow tubing in the Pocono Mountains!

It's an all-thrill, no-skill activity perfect for the whole family or a group of friends. Multiple lanes mean you can race each other down the slopes, while carpet and surface lifts allow you can skip the tiring climb back uphill. Pocono snow tubing is available at hills convenient to local lodgings as well as at all our fantastic area ski resorts. You can even try out-of-this-world, after-dark galactic tubing and sonic tubing!

Wondering when does snow tubing start in the Poconos? Most Pocono snow tubing lanes are expecting to open in mid- to late December this season, and the snow tubing park at Blue Mountain opened earlier this month. Be sure to call ahead or check online before you arrive to confirm hours and book your snow tubing session in advance. With the two largest snow tubing parks in the country located in the Poconos, it's a must-try winter adventure to experience on a day trip or during a longer getaway! Keep reading to learn more about five of the area's top snow tubing spots.

Big Boulder Ski Area

1. Big Boulder Ski Area

Don't miss the chance to experience the updated bubly Tube Park at Big Boulder Ski Area in Lake Harmony this year! Two 600-foot conveyor carpet lifts whisk guests up the hill to slide down the snowy chutes. Prepare for some friendly competition! Each tube holds a single rider, and lap riding is not allowed. Guests must be at least 4 years old and minimum 42” tall. Head to their website to book your two-hour session in advance! Snow tubing at Big Boulder is tentatively set to begin December 26, 2023.


Blue Mountain Resort

2. Blue Mountain Resort

Get ready to take on the the largest snow tubing park in the country at Blue Mountain Resort! Thanks to new snowmaking upgrades, the snow tubing lanes are already open for the season: check the website for current opening hours and session availability. Gather your squad, the more the merrier, and race down up to 52 lanes extending 1,000 feet downhill; you can really build up some speed! There are three carpet lifts to get you back to the top of the hill after a run, plus outdoor seating and firepits to enjoy when you're taking a break. Stick around after sunset for exciting sonic tubing with lights and music.


Camelback Mountain

3. Camelback Mountain

The largest ski resort in the Poconos, Camelback Mountain was recently ranked the #1 snow tubing destination in the country in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Zip down up to 42 different lanes! When you need a break, stop in the Snow Tubing Lodge to refuel with some hot chocolate and delicious snacks. Make a plan to come back after sundown for out-of-this-world galactic tubing. The snow is lit in vibrant neon colors with great music playing over the slopes. Plan an overnight stay at adjacent Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark to give yourself time for more snow-filled and splash-filled fun! Snow tubing at Camelback is tentatively set to begin December 16, 2023.


Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

4. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

The snow tubing park at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area has more lanes than ever this year plus enhanced snowmaking capabilities brought by the largest fan gun on the market. Fly down the mountainside in a single or tandem adult-and-child tube, then let one of the two surface lifts transport you back to the top for another run. Sessions are offered seven days a week, with extra time slots available Thursday through Sunday. Snow tubing tickets are sold online only, so be sure to book on the website before you go! Snow tubing at Shawnee Mountain is tentatively set to begin December 16, 2023.


Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain

5. Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain

Enjoy the ride over fresh powder at Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain! Open weekends, with special holiday hours also available weather permitting, the snow tubing hill features 500-foot chutes and single-rider snow tubes. Double tubes are available for a parent to ride next to a child. If seeing the skiers and snowboarders flying down the nearby mountainside makes you feel like giving a different kind of downhill a try, Ski Big Bear offers great group and private lessons for beginners. Snow tubing at Ski Big Bear is tentatively set to begin December 26, 2023.

Pocono Snow Tubing FAQ

Pocono Snow Tubing FAQ

Don't forget to go online to book your snow tubing sessions in advance to reserve your spot! Take your time on the slopes to the next level by booking a ski or snowboard lesson and keep an eye on our snow report to find weather condition updates. Check out day trip ideas and more ski and snow activities to plan a fantastic winter escape to the Poconos this season.

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