There is nothing that beats a bit of snow tubing, and snow tubing in Ohio is simply the best! Check out our suggestions for the ultimate snow tubing experience!
About Snow Tubing In Ohio
If you enjoy sledding, then snow tubing will be your thing too. Snow tubing does exist in Ohio and below are five places where you can enjoy this activity! Snow tubing is great fun that can be enjoyed by the entire family, and it plays a part in making memories for many years to come.
Some Advice About Snow Tubing In Ohio
Here are a few tips you should know before you go snow tubing for the first time.
Check the Snow Report
Some resorts have snow-making equipment, so if there does not seem to be as much snow around as normal, that is not to say that there is not plenty in the resorts. Also, make sure that the resort is open after a snowstorm. It is best to either check the resort’s website or contact them via email or phone.
A good, warm set of hat and gloves or mittens (yes mittens!) is what we recommend, so long as they are also waterproof if possible. Mittens can keep your hands warmer than gloves, so don’t disregard them! You will probably want to keep your neck warm as well, so a good thick scarf is essential. Your footwear should also be waterproof, so a well-fitting pair of boots or water-repelling shoes are required.
Plan Your Activities
Some of the resorts offer different activities such as skiing and snowboarding as well. It is also a good idea to see if the resorts offer food and drinks.
Map of Snow Tubing in Ohio
Snow Tubing In Northeast Ohio
Snow Tubing At Snow Trails – Including Glow Tubing!
Vertical Descent Snow Tubing at Snow Trails is located near the town of Mansfield Ohio and this resort also boasts Glow Tubing. This is an amazing resort and it is very popular with the locals and people who come in from out of state as well. This is also the perfect place to bring the smaller ones as well as there are no age or height restrictions at this resort.
It should be noted that even though there are no height or age restrictions, only one person is permitted to ride in each tube. The good news is that there are tubes of different sizes available. One important thing to remember is that each weekend in the season (and on special dates) the hill is lined with LED lights and it does make a truly spectacular spectacle!
Please be aware that to enjoy this event, you must reserve your place in advance and this reservation can be made on their website.
- Address: 3100 Possum Run Rd., Mansfield, Ohio 44903
- Phone: 419-774-9818 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
- Check out our article about Snow Trails!
Polar Blast Tubing At Brandywine Ski Resort
Brandywine Ski Resort is located in Peninsula Ohio and is not too far away from the famous Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It isn’t only Snow Tubing that is on offer here, but skiing and snowboarding are permitted at this resort as well. The Snow Tubing here is quite large and it is enjoyed by people of all ages.
Each visitor must be able to ride their own tube, so children may not ride on an adult’s lap. ‘Link’ tubes and groups are permitted when going down the hill.
- Address: 1146 W. Highland Rd., Northfield, Ohio 44067
- Phone: 330-657-2334 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Glow Tubing At Funtimes Fun Park
This resort is a little different from the other resorts in this post. The offering here is different as it offers snow tubing on an artificial hill and it uses synthetic ice, therefore, the activities here are not weather-dependent!
There are height restrictions in place for riders, so it is best to make contact with them ahead of a visit so as to avoid disappointment.
The glow tubing that is on offer is amazing and it draws back the crowds, year after year. As this is a very popular resort, it is a good idea to purchase tickets online in advance.
Snow Tubing In Southwest Ohio
Valley’s Edge Snow Tubing
Valley’s Edge located in New Paris is on the smaller side when it comes to the other resorts that are in Ohio. Even though this is a smaller park, this does not mean that you cannot have as much fun here.
This resort is ideal for families and providing the riders are over the age of four years old (must be able to ride on their own tube), then everyone can enjoy going to the top and whipping down in the snow tube. There is also an added bonus that at this resort they do allow ‘links’ of up to three tubes.
- Address: 8295 State Route 121 N, New Paris, Ohio 45347
- Phone: 937-437-1386 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Snow Tubing In Southeast Ohio
Tubing Park at Mad River Mountain
The Bubly Tubing Park at Mad River Mountain is located about 45 minutes Northwest of the city of Columbus in the town of Zanesfield Ohio. It isn’t just snow tubing that is available at this complex, skiing and snowboarding are also on offer here. This is a fantastic resort and it has the honor of saying that it has the largest tubing park in Ohio.
Due to safety reasons, children will not be allowed to ride with adults. If you want to do a ‘linked’ ride with your children, you will need to discuss this with the staff who are on duty. Only one person per tube and there is a height restriction as well. It is a good idea to call ahead to check snow conditions and height restrictions.
- Address: 2026, 4398 Snow Valley Rd., Zanesfield, Ohio 43360
- Phone: 937-599-1015 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
(Snow Trails) We took 4 teenage boys tubing on Saturday. We all stood around a big fire waiting to get our tickets because we got there early. A perfect place to watch the tubing and skiing while we waited. At our scheduled time we were able to get the tickets fast and have the boys on the hill fast.threeredheads (Trip Advisor)
The adults walked over to the lodge, across the parking lot. We found a large table at the window to watch the skiing. You can kinda see the tubing hill, but not close enough to see the boys. It was okay for us because our boys are 17, but if you have younger kids there is a snack building you can sit in that is closer.
Cindy’s Insider Ohio Tips!
When my kids were younger they really enjoyed snow tubing – in fact, they still enjoy it now! If you want your kids to enjoy the fun, but would rather sit it out, most of these places have snack bars or shelters near the sledding slope for you to watch from. But my advice would be to take part if you can, you will enjoy it!
Favorite Areas For Skiing, Sledding, And Snow Tubing In Ohio
Do you have a favorite Ohio ski, sledding, or snow tubing area, or maybe know of an area we didn’t include? Drop us a comment below and we can add it!
Check out our other suggestions for winter wonderland fun:
Our Ohio Sledding Hills post is always growing, so if you know of any spots that we’ve missed, please do let us know and we’ll be sure to add them!
If Ice Skating in Ohio is more your thing, have a look at our list of the best indoor and outdoor skating areas! Did your favorite make the list? Let us know!