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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer Tubing Hill - Snow Mountain Ranch Winter Park Colorado

Disclosure:  In return for our honest review my family and I were guests at Snow Mountain Ranch for a weekend of fun.  All opinions are our own. 


In June we had the pleasure of spending a weekend a Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA in Winter Park Colorado.  We had an amazing time and cannot wait to make more memories as a family in the years to come.  To read more about our visit make sure you read this recap - Snow Mountain Ranch.  


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In my recap I talked about the new Summer Tubing Hill that Snow Mountain Ranch opened in 2014, I knew that I had to provide you with a post JUST about this amazing slide.  The awesome people at Snow Mountain booked us for a Saturday morning slot on the hill but after experiencing it, I politely asked for another slot the next day - seriously friends - it is THAT fun!


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The Summer Tubing Hill is a great way to enjoy the thrill of a tubing hill but in the summer!  The summer tubing hill at Snow Mountain Ranch is the only one of its kind in Colorado and the Western United States and it is certainly memorable!  I am going to be honest with you all - I am NOT a thrill seeker so I was so nervous for this experience but I am so happy that I went outside of my comfort zone to enjoy it with Jude.  

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Here it is!   Summer 2015 is the first full season for the Summer Tubing Hill.  Be ready to get a little wet as this ride includes cooling misters along the SnowFlex surface!  And do not worry about climbing up the mountain to ride again - a quick and easy ride to the top on a magic carpet makes the experience even easier.  

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Jude's age meant we were riding tandem with him - we each had our own tub but we were hooked together for the ride.  The thrill is amazing but it is really hard to explain, so thanks to the world of cell phones we were able to capture the experience of Jude going down the hill for the first time!  His face makes me so happy!!   




The moment we hit the bottom of the hill he asked if we got to do it again!   I have to tell you our record - we went down the hill TEN times in one hour!  If you go, please try to beat our record!  HA!  Jeremy and I were worn out by the time ride number ten happened!

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Day 2 on the hill!  Jude was a pro by this time!  He literally could have done this all day long!!  


General Facts:

Snow Mountain Ranch guests can use this tubing hill free of charge!

The prices for day visitors are as follows:
  • 13 and older: $35 per person
  • 6-12 years old: $25 per person
  • 3-5 years old: $15 per person
  • *A full-day activity pass is included in this price.
  • *Members of YMCA of the Rockies or another YMCA (with proof of membership) can use the tubing hill for $15 per person and receive a complimentary day pass.


Reservation, rules and amenities information:

Guests staying on-grounds can reserve their time slots for the tubing hill 3 days in advance at the Programs Building.  Day visitors can reserve their time slots the day of their visit at the Programs Building.  We highly recommend that guests book their time slot 3 days in advance.  If you are a day visitor, please call the Program Department the morning of your visit to check on open times: 970-887-2152, ext. 4135.
  • Helmets are available for no additional cost.
  • Children ages 3-6 must ride with an adult (children 2 and under cannot ride).
  •  Flip-flops are not allowed; shoes must be secure.  Please do not wear loose clothing or hats.
  • A concessions and bathrooms house will be at the top of the hill for guest convenience.


I cannot wait to take another trip to the hill soon - maybe even for the snow season.  I know the kids would love the snow tubing too.  As I stated in my original review of Snow Mountain Ranch, this is honestly the best place to head for a great mountain getaway with the family.  There is literally an activity for every age and person at the ranch.  



Have you done a Tubing Hill before?


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17 comments:

  1. I have gone snow tubing before - not like this, though :)

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  2. I haven't gone tubing in ages! I would love to check this out... looks a lot funner in the summer!!

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  3. I've been tubing on the water and in the snow - but never like this! What fun!

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  4. Those photos made me gasp! I've never been to Colorado but it's a dream.
    I've been alpine sliding in the summer, but nothing like this. The helmets seem like a must for the little cuties!

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  5. Oh wow! I haven't ever gone tubing down a hill (in winter or summer) but let me tell you - that looks SO amazing! How fun. - Jeanine

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  6. Is looks like so much fun. I will YMCA has horseback riding kayaking and a waterpark but this looks like lots of fun.

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  7. We love snow tubing I had no idea there was such a thing as summer tubing!

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  8. That is the coolest tubing hill! It's even better than some of the winter ones in Michigan.

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  9. I've never done tubing but it looks like so much fun! Where is the Snow on Snow Mountain?? lol

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  10. Oh my goodness this sounds like so much fun! What a beautiful view while sliding down.

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  11. There are many water parks with this fun option in PA where I live. It is a blast.

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  12. Wow! That's beautiful! The scenery is so amazing! I've never gone tubing before but your little one sure looked like he had great fun!

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  13. This is such an amazingly beautiful place. I would like to take my children here.

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  14. I have never been! I had not heard of tubing on dry land before.

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  15. Summer tubing sounds like nothing but fun! My kind of tubing!

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  16. Censie, this looks like so much fun! We've never done a tubing hill... yet. We're actually heading to Colorado soon. Hmmm, this makes me wanna take a bit of a detour. lol

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  17. This place looks so great! I've been to the YMCA of the Rockies, but never to Snow Mountain. We will be there in January to go dog sledding!!!

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