Best Places to Go Sledding and Tubing

Is there really a better way to embrace the snowy goodness of the winter season than hitting the slopes with the kids—the sledding slopes that is? With fresh pow pow dumping in the mountains and our list of the best sledding and tubing spots—within a two-and-a-half-hour drive of Seattle—you and the kiddos can hit the hills running. Bonuses of this fun, family outing will include lots of photo ops of your kiddos bundled up like Randy in The Christmas Story; as many cups of steaming hot chocolate as you can handle; and the sweet sound of silence on the drive home… because all that snow play has plum tuckered your kids out!

Summit Tubing Center at Snoqualmie
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Summit Tubing Center at Snoqualmie

The Summit Tubing Center (formerly known as Snowflake Tubing Hill) 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.

Tubing Center (Summit Central at Snoqualmie)
1001 Route 906
Snoqualmie Pass, Wa 98068

Cost: $20-$23/adult; $18-20/youth (6-18 years); $5/children (5 and under); $5/viewing ticket

Open: Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Sun. & holidays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

  1. Summit Tubing Center at Snoqualmie
  2. Hyak Sno-Park
  3. Lt. Michael Adams
  4. Paradise Visitor's Center on Mt. Rainier
  5. White Pass Winter Carnival
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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 out this great list of local golf courses available for snow play.

Did we miss your favorite spot to sled or tube? Let us know in a comment below!

–Katie Gruver

Photo credits: Pennuja, Kate Cochran, Qwrrty, Pierce Martin, Lorin Belcher and Jim Sorbie