Finding winter activities that the entire family will enjoy isn’t always the easiest task. Never fear, we have the answer. Go snow tubing in Maggie Valley! When cold weather arrives in Western North Carolina, the Smoky Mountains are transformed into a sparkling winter wonderland. A blanket of snow turns leaf-covered hills into epic slides with tons of outdoor fun.
Snow tubing is the perfect family friendly winter activity. There are no real skills or lessons required. You just hang on and slide. Plus, you don’t need any expensive gear or special clothing. And it’s reasonably priced, making it easy on both you and your wallet. Best of all, you’ll create unforgettable experiences that your children will remember for years to come.
Kids of all ages will love the rush of racing downhill aboard a cushy inner tube. Laughter fills the air as the entire family whooshes across the snow, and everyone erupts into squeals of delight as you cruise smoothly to the bottom of the hill. When you stay at the Meadowlark Motel, you get easy access to one-of-a-kind snow tubing in Maggie Valley.
Where to Go Snow Tubing in Maggie Valley, NC
Located just minutes from our motel is Tube World. Part of the iconic Cataloochee Ski Area family, Tube World is the place to be when it comes to snow tubing. Situated in a different spot than the ski area, you’ll find it on Soco Road at 4821 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751.
The five designated lanes are usually open from mid-December until March and are well groomed with state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment. Soar down the steep hill one run after another, and don’t worry about climbing back to the top. Just step onto the magic moving carpet, glide your way up, and get ready for another run!
A riding session lasts 1.5 hours, with new sessions scheduled every two hours. They’re first come, first serve, but there’s plenty of snow-filled fun if you have to wait. Kids must be at least 42 inches tall to ride, but no worries if you have toddlers in tow. Tube World’s super fun, budget-friendly Wee Bowl Snowplay area will keep the little ones entertained. (When planning your trip, be sure to visit their website to make a reservation and confirm the most recent dates and rates.)
Family-Friendly Snow Tubing Tips
Dress in layers as opposed to one big bulky coat. Think about long underwear, warm socks and waterproof outerwear and boots. Don’t forget a hat and mittens as well.
- Dress in layers as opposed to one big bulky coat. Think about long underwear, warm socks and waterproof outerwear and boots. Don’t forget a hat and mittens as well.
- Bring a dry change of clothes for when you’re done. Snow is fun to play in, but when it melts, the kids won’t be content to sit in wet clothes.
- Pick the right time. If you have wee ones, choose a time that fits around their nap, so they won’t be as cranky.
- Manage your expectations. Little ones might get tired after just one or two runs. Take a few slides with the little ones first then let the older kids go on their own while you play in the Wee Bowl or head inside to get warm.
- Make advance reservations. Even if you have a reservation, check in early. Snow tubing in Maggie Valley is popular, and you don’t want to waste a minute of winter fun waiting in line.
Speaking of not wanting to waste any time. Don’t spend forever shuttling back and forth to Tube World. Stay at the Meadowlark Motel instead. Our cozy cabins are right down the street. You’ll be warming yourself by a crackling fire in just minutes. Gather everyone around to sip some hot chocolate while you swap stories about your exciting day snow tubing in Maggie Valley!