I am not a graceful person, which is exactly why I haven't even attempted to ski or snowboard.  But Snow Tubing? I can totally handle that! 

When I was in high school, our youth group's winter retreat was a ski trip.  Every year before we got on the bus to head to the mountain, my track coach would plead with me to not even think about taking a ski or snowboard lesson.  It was a legitimate request on his part because it's a well known fact that I am the most uncoordinated person alive.  Chances are I would've broken a leg (or worse) just a few weeks before the indoor track state championships where I'd qualified in three events.

I didn't want to not make the trip with my friends though, so we reached a compromise.  I could go, but I had to stick to the tubing hill because tubing requires no actual skill or coordination. And you know what? I had a blast...every...single...year!

That's why I'm excited that both of the area's snow tubing hills open this weekend! Here's what you need to know about getting your family out to play in the white stuff!

  • Bogus Basin

    Bogus Basin Road

    The flakes are flying at Bogus Basin! There may not be enough snow to open the mountain for full operations yet, but there's more than enough to open the Pepsi Gold Rush tubing hill! 1.5 hour sessions are available Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Make your reservations in advance HERE.

  • Gateway Parks

    Eagle Island State Park

    I saw a photo of a winter wonderland on Instagram this morning and thought it had to be a photo that one of my friends living in the area that's getting smacked with a snowstorm right now posted. Nope.  It was Gateway Parks in Eagle where they've been making snow for the past few days! Their tubing hill and magic carpet are ready for the season and they'll officially open on Saturday! Try out the new online reservation system for your tubes HERE.