There is only one thing better in the winter than skiing or snowboarding, and that’s… tubing. Blazing down a hill and ripping the slopes is quite the experience that Coloradans are far too familiar with. After consulting with some tubing experts, we came up with a list of the top spots in Colorado to snow tube.
Where? 0509 Copper road, Copper Mountain, CO 80443
Copper Mountain’s tubing hill was designed for one thing, fun. Retrofitted with 4 designated tubing lanes, tube the mountain at fast speeds, while feeling safe and secure. For those that are not 36” tall, they also offer mini-tubing at Critterland.
p.s. - while you are at Copper Mountain, be sure to check out their indoor training facility with artificial snow jumps, trampolines, foam pits, and more.
Where? Vista Trail, Aspen, CO 81611
Snowmass has heard the people speak, and have carved multiple lanes into The Meadows at Elk Camp. At night, lights illuminate the runs, creating quite the spectacle that is impossible not to enjoy.
p.s. - Ullr the Norse God of Snow, is celebrated every Friday evening with sledding, tubing, fire-dancing and dinner at Elk Camp Restaurant at Snowmass. Be sure to check this out when you are in town.
Where? Snow Mountain Ranch, 1101 County Road 53, Granby, CO 80446
Snow Mountain Ranch in Winter Park is run by the YMCA of the Rockies, and is the best bargain you will find for some pretty gnarly tubing. BYOT (bring your own tube)?? Well you can, or you can use theirs. Either way they will hook you up with a lift up the mountain.
p.s. - they also have an ice-skating rink pavilion, Olympic-size swimming pool, and rock climbing wall. You are going to want to make sure you have a couple of hours to spare if you hit this spot.
Where? Telluride, CO
Sledding in Telluride may not be the most popular sport, but it certainly is our favorite. Although Telluride is a mountain town with one of the best ski resorts in the country, their terrain is pretty much ideal for tubing and sledding.
Firecracker Hill is where you will find revelers and families with tubes + sleds, or even makeshift rideables, taking turns fiercely sliding down the hill.
p.s. – it can get to be extremely cold… be sure to layer up before hitting the hill. Once you are done, we recommend checking out the The Steaming Bean for some hawt chocolate, chai, and a variety of coffees to keep yourself warm (and awake!).
If you want to crush the mountain in style, we've got you covered with our Pineapple, Pizza, and Emoji designed inflatable tubes.