What is Snow Tubing?
Snow tubing is an outdoor winter activity where a person sits on an inflated inner tube and slides down a snow covered hill.
What to Wear Snow Tubing?
In order to fully enjoy your snow tubing experience, you will need to dress appropriately. Fortunately, snow tubing doesn’t require specific clothing like many other winter activities so use common sense and think layering! Since weather conditions/temperatures can change depending on the location, having the ability to adjust clothing is key.
Your base layer should be lightweight and have the ability to wick moisture away from the skin. The next layer should be heavier such as fleece clothing covered by a waterproof jacket. Waterproof ski/snow pants are recommended since wearing 100% cotton clothing (sweatpants, jeans, etc.) will absorb moisture from snow and sweat. In addition, a warm hat, waterproof gloves, sunglasses and hiking boots or waterproof shoes are needed. Ski boots are normally prohibited for safety reasons.
Is Snow Tubing Dangerous?
Snow tubing is widely considered to be a fun activity that the entire family can enjoy. However, you are tubing at your own risk. It is typical for snow tubing locations to require participants to sign a waiver/release form. Also, children may not be able to participate if they do not meet certain age/height criteria.