Snow much fun! Snow Tubing in Western North Carolina

Tap into your inner kid this winter and try out snow tubing! It’s like your favorite sledding hill from childhood, but steeper and faster and much more fun. There are tons of great spots to tube in the Western North Carolina mountains, not far from High Rock Rentals log cabins, whether you want to make a day of it or just go for a couple hours. Here are some we recommend you check out:

Hawksnest Tubing

Location: Seven Devils, NC

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM, Friday-Saturday and Holidays 10:00AM-8:00PM, Sundays 10:00AM-4:00PM

Rates: Monday-Friday $33 for 1 hour and 45 minutes, Saturdays and Holidays $42 for 1 hour and 45 minutes

Opening day December 17, 2021 (weather permitting)

What to know: Though this is just about a 2 hour ride from High Rock Rentals, Hawksnest is a top of the line slope entirely dedicated to snow tubers. They boast over 30 lanes that range from 400-1,000 feet long, with 3 magic carpet lifts to bring you back to the top of the slope. While you can buy your tickets upon arrival, we suggest reserving a spot ahead of time. Hawksnest operates in 2 hour windows, so you can book at 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, etc. They do have an on-site lodge with seating, food options, and changing areas, but it may be closed due to COVID restrictions, so plan to pack food or enjoy a local meal.

Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing

Location: Hendersonville, NC

Hours: Friday 4:00PM-10:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM-10:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM-6:00PM (extended days and hours on holidays)

Rates: $30 for 2 hours

Opening day December 17, 2021 (weather permitting)

What to know: Moonshine Mountain, just over an hour drive from High Rock Rentals, boasts over 500 feet of snow tubing fun, with multiple lanes and a lift that pulls you and your tube back to the top of the slope. They do not take reservations, so you may want to call ahead and ask what the wait times are looking like before you head out. The facility also has an on-site gift shop and food truck. The food truck “All Up In My Grill” offers classic sandwiches, hot dogs, friend chicken strips, and more. You can enjoy unlimited tubing for 2 hours, grab lunch, and hang out in nearby Hendersonville when you are done!

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Location: Mars Hill, NC

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00AM-10:00PM, Sunday 9:00AM-4:30PM

Rates: $20 for 1 hour or $30 for 2 hours

Opening day TBD (weather permitting)

What to know: One Hour from High Rock Rentals, Wolf Ski Ridge Resort offers skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. The tubing slopes are a half mile down the street from the main ski slope area. They offer one huge slope to tube down, at 60 feet wide and 350 feet long. The benefit of no designated lanes? Hooking your tube onto a family member or friend’s tube to maximize the fun! Additionally, the lighted slopes provide an extra thrill for those looking to tube at night. The resort has both drink and snack options available, so feel free to warm up with hot cocoa between runs.

Zip N Slip Snow Tubing Park

Location: Mars Hill, NC

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00AM-9:00PM, Sundays 9:00AM-6:00PM

(hours subject to change on holidays and end of season)

Rates: $30 for 1 hour or $45 for 2 hours

Opening day December 16, 2021 (weather permitting)

What to know: One Hour from High Rock Rentals, Zip N Slip has 3 snow tubing lanes along with a heated solarium overlooking the slope. Night tubing is a blast here as the slope is lit up in the evening. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Zip N Slip requires you to make a reservation. You can do this on their website or by calling in. The facility also offers a variety of warm beverages and snacks to nosh on after you hit the slopes.

If you choose to go snow tubing at any of these locations, be sure to bundle up and bring a group for maximum fun! You’ll also want to check websites or call ahead to ensure that nothing has changed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Each of these locations are working hard to keep their slopes safe and follow all guidelines, so they may update their protocols. Be safe, have fun, and unleash your inner kid this winter!