Seattle families are lucky to have the mountains close by. And with fresh pow pow dumping in the hills, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about adding a sledding or tubing day trip to your wintertime to-do list. Click through the gallery to find out where you can catch all of the powdery goodness this season.

Summit Tubing Center at Snoqualmie

The Summit Tubing Center is snow tubing at its picture perfect best. There are 12 individual lanes of groomed snow on gently sloped hills the length of a football field as well as commercial-grade tubes and a tow to make your ascent back to the top effortless. Your tubing ticket for this winter wonderland of tubing fun is good for a two-hour session (beginning at 9 a.m.), and this will be plenty of time to frolic and tire the kids out. There’s also small café on site for post-tubing snacks.

Good to Know: Everyone in your tubing group will need to sign a Tubing Liability Release. To make the check-in process easier, download, print and sign
the form before you arrive. Galactic Tubing sessions start December 26, 2016 with sessions from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.-10:15 p.m.

Tubing Center (S.E. corner of the Summit Central main parking lot)
1001 Route 906
Snoqualmie Pass, Wa 98068

Cost: $22-$25/Adults; $20-23/Youth (6-11); $5/Kids (5 & under). Tubing tickets will be available for purchase online as soon as an opening date is announced.

Open: Hours are dependent on natural snowfall. Check the website for days and times.

photo: Pennuja via flickr

There’s nothing quite like a full day of snow-bound play to make all the comforts of home and family so delightful. If you get a snow day off from school or work, be sure to try these local golf courses available for snow play: Jackson ParkJefferson ParkInterbay and West Seattle.

Did we miss your favorite spot to sled or tube? Tell us in the Comments below!

— Katie Gruver & Kristina Moy