Snow Tubing in Michigan

Snow Tubing Metro Detroit

Now all we need is some snow (at least here in Southeast MI)! Please check the website and social media of these places before you go! Many of the hills are dependent on weather conditions. Please also check to see if you need to purchase tickets online in advance, height requirements, and to see if you need a waiver.

 

Southeast Michigan

Bowers School Farm (Bloomfield Hills)

January 7 – Feb 27, 2022

Thursdays – Sundays

Tubing Rental Fee: $14 (must purchase online) for one 50 minute session

Tickets sell out fast! They have been releasing them in blocks (usually on a Thursday). Keep an eye on their social media!

On Saturdays starting at 5pm, they have alcoholic drinks for purchase.

There is no entry fee to enjoy the food, warming fires, or the store.

Get ready for a good workout!

Must sign a waiver.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Stony Creek Metro Park (Shelby Twp)

Shelden Trails and The Buckhorn Disc Golf Course

$10 Park Fee

Bring your own tube or sled!

 

Rolling Hills (Ypsilanti)

You can bring your own equipment, but the rental room is closed due to the lack of snow. Keep checking back though!

 

Kensington Metro Park (Milford)

Park Hours: 6am-10pm

$10 entry fee

Bring your own tube or sled

 

Lansing Area

Hawk Island Park (Lansing)

There is a vehicle entrance fee.

Must purchase a timed-entry ticket online.

There is a lift here to get you to the top of the hill!

Per the website:

Great family fun during the winter months! Groomed specifically for snow tubing, riders will speed down one of many thrilling 16 ft wide sculpted snow lanes as you drop 50-60 feet over a course of 500-600 feet. A magic carpet uphill conveyor lift transports riders to the top of the hill. Snow making machines are used to extend the time the snow tubing hill can be used. Please note that although there is not a specific age requirement, all riders must be able to exit the snow tubes on their own after reaching the bottom of the hill. After tubing, warm up by one of our outdoor fires with a hot chocolate and s’mores from our snack bar located in the ticketing area. Hawk Island has a small concession area offering hot chocolate, coffee, pop, candy, and chips .  Please note there is a vehicle entrance fee at Hawk Island.

Snow Tubing Hill Fees
Per person – 2 hours (adults and children) $10
Group Rate – 2 hours (4+ people) (per person) $8

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Burchfield Park (Holt)

Check their social media for updates on tubing conditions.

Per the website: Please note there is a vehicle entrance fee at Burchfield Park. Sled down our two sledding hills, one for little kids, and one for the more daring! Snow tubes are available to rent for $3.00, weather permitting on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Monday – Thursday snow tube rentals are closed, but the hill remains open, you may bring your own sled. 

Please note that toboggans, snowboards, and vehicle inner tubes are NOT permitted on the sledding hill.  The toboggan run remains closed.

Snow Tube Rental Hours*

Friday and Saturday
10am – 8pm (last rental at 7:30pm)*
*If winter activities are closed the park closes 1/2 hour after sunset.

Sunday
10am – park close (last rental 1 hour before sunset). 
(Unless open for holiday hours see below)

Holiday Hours (weather permitting)
Martin Luther King Day: 10am-5pm
President’s Day: 10am-5pm

Winter Snack Bar Hours (weather permitting) 
After you have explored all that Burchfield has to offer, come enjoy a hot chocolate or yummy snack to warm you back up inside our snack bar.

 

West Michigan

Cannonsburg Ski Area (Belmont)

Waiver Required

Must be 42 inches or taller to ride

ONLINE RESERVATION ONLY

2 hour duration

$18 on weekdays

$23 on weekends and holidays

Magic Carpet Lift

Per the website: Weekends are generally busier, with longer wait times. There are plenty of F&B options including a full service bar (look for the turquoise shipping container on the deck), snack bar, and Cedar Lounge restaurant.

Tubing Hours:

Wednesday-Friday: 4pm-9pm

Saturday-Sunday: 10am-9pm

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Echo Valley (Kalamazoo)

Tow rope and paved heated walking path

Per the website:

Turn Winter Chills Into Winter Thrills!

Beginning in December, our daily passes include unlimited access to tubing, tobogganing, and the warming lodge. Fees are the same for adults and children. (Sorry, no group discounts). Group reservations are NOT required. We are no longer accepting credit cards.

Daily Combo (tobogganing and tubing) – $20

Individual Season Pass (unlimited tobogganing and tubing) – $50

Regular Winter Hours
Saturday – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday – 12:00pm to 6:00pm

 

Timber Ridge (Gobles)

$25 for 2 Hours

Per the website: 

Want a great way to enjoy winter in Michigan? Grab a snow tube, take the tube lift up, and slide down one of three tubing lanes at Timber Ridge Ski Area.  Although we have hundreds of snow tubes, we offer snow tubing on a first-come, first-serve basis.  For that reason, we can’t sell tubing passes ahead of time, however you can PURCHASE A GIFT CARD, which may be used to access our tubing hill!

Please Follow These Guidelines

  • You must be at least 5 years old and 42 inches tall to go snow tubing.
  • You should wear warm, comfortable shoes (ski boots aren’t allowed).
  • You must be the only rider on your inner tube.
  • Groups of up to 4 tubes may be linked together – For safety, you must travel down the lane as a group!

Snow Tubing Hours

Wednesday – 1pm – 9pm
Thursday – 1pm – 9pm
Friday – 1pm – 9pm
Saturday / Holidays – 10am – 9pm
Sunday – 10am – 7pm

 

Five Pines Ministries (Berrien Center)

Hours:​
  • Saturdays    11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sundays       1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

​Pricing:

  • Tubing is $11.00 per person. Children 5 & under are free (must ride on adult’s lap).
  • Cross-Country Skiing is $11.00 per person (includes ski rental) for individuals above the age of 7​
  • Combination Ski & Tube is $17.00
  • Have your own ski equipment? $5.00 per person trail fee.

Per the website:

For those who live in the Midwest, enjoying the snow is a big part of growing up! We want to provide you and your family, small group, and classroom with an amazing place to do just that. Our five-lane, 400 ft. tubing hill offers an exciting ride and is even lighted for nighttime fun!

When you get too cold, come inside the Harv Chrouser Activity Center to warm up by the wood stove and enjoy talking with friends, playing games, or reading a book. Our upper lofts feature free games, including ping-pong, foosball, pool, and air hockey.

Also in the Activity Center is our General Store and Snack Shop, featuring apparel, pizza, hot pretzels, hot dogs, nachos, chips, hot cocoa, coffee, candy, and pop!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Double JJ Resort (Rothbury)

Per the website:

Fly down a 660-ft run and let the tow rope pull you back to the top.  Warm-up around the bonfire or inside at the snack shack where you’ll find hot cocoa, beer specials, and treats.

  • $15/person
  • Must be 38″ or taller “and be able to ride in a tube alone in order to ride
  • Limited availability due to gathering restrictions
  • Thur-Fri 5PM-9PM, Sat 10AM-1PM / 2PM-5PM / 6PM-9PM, Sun 10AM-1PM / 2PM-5PM
  • Call ahead to check for weather/operating updates (231)894-4444

 

Binder Park Golf Course (Battle Creek)

*This information is from 2020, so please verify before you go!*

Per the Battle Creek Recreation Department:

Is your family looking for a destination for winter activities? Join us at Binder Park Golf Course for some fun! Activities include: sledding, tubing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, etc.  NOTE: Equipment will be available for use and warming house will be open only Saturdays and Sundays.

Location: Binder Park Golf Course
Dates: Monday – Friday (Please call 269.979.8250 first for availability)
Times: Saturdays (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM), Sunday (12:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

 

Bertha Brock Park (Ionia)

$2/vehicle entry fee

Bring your own sled or tube. (No rentals)

Park open from 8am to dusk.

 

Mid Michigan

Snow Snake Ski & Golf (Harrison)

Per the website:

The tubing is on a first come first serve basis.  When arriving, check in at tubing hill to be put on the wait list.  Sorry no phone registrations.

$18/hour

Tubes are available on a first come first serve basis. Must be 36in or taller to ride.

Must sign a waiver.

Open Friday-Sunday (see the calendar on the site for specifics)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Midland City Forest Park (Midland)

Per the website:

Sledding at City Forest

Some notes about the sled hill:

  • Equipment: You can use your own equipment but steel runner sleds, toboggans and snowboards are NOT permitted on the hill
  • Hours of Operation: The sled hill is available for sledding daily from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. The hill is lighted from 5-11 p.m. daily.
  • Safety: The sled hill features “lanes,” allowing children to travel down the hill with less accidents. The sled hill is groomed daily. 
  • Safety: The sled hill is unsupervised
  • Snow Making: When conditions are favorable (15-17 degrees), snow is made on-site for the hill.

Know Before You Go!

At City Forest we are always working to make sure our attractions are up and running but weather isn’t always cooperative. Please visit our Rainout Line at 989-399-0506 or online to check the conditions of your favorite attractions.

 

 

Northern Michigan

Timberlee Hills (Traverse City)

Michigan’s largest no lane snow tubing hill!

Just 10 minutes outside of downtown TC.

You glide up the hill on a tow rope too 😉

All ages. No equipment or experience required.

$15 for one hour

Must purchase a ticket.

Open Friday-Sunday

 

Shanty Creek Resort -The Lodge at Cedar River (Bellaire)

Per the website:

Hear the sounds of laughter from Summit Mountain’s Alpine Tubing Park. Experience the thrill of sledding without having to climb back up!

• Friday evenings, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
• Each session begins at the top of the hour
• Tickets are $20/hour
• Must be 36″ tall to participate
• Participants must sign a release of liability form

For Guests with Young Children: While alpine tubing is certainly fun for all ages, please be aware the final two hours on Friday and Saturday nights are recommended for Adults Only.

 

Treetops Resort (Gaylord)

Choose between Thunderstruck (the original tubing run – $19/hour) or Sidewinder (the brand new tubing run $30/hour).

Must be over 42 inches tall to ride.

Purchase tickets online.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Boyne Mountain Resort (Boyne Falls)

Per the website: Tubing may just be the most fun you can have sitting down. Simply grab a tube, hook it on to the conveyor, then turn around, and take a seat; the Top Notch lift will take you to the top of the hill. On your mark, get set, go!

This popular activity fills up fast, so guests must reserve their tubes online or at the Adventure Center!

  • Purchase tickets ONLINE 
  • Parking available at bottom
  • One hour | Weekdays – $29 | Saturdays & Holidays – $34

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Hanson Hills Recreation Area (Grayling)

Friday-Sunday

$14/1 hour duration

Per the website: Tubing at its finest is what you will find at Hanson Hills Recreation Area. Adjacent to our ski slopes, this fun-filled activity is perfect for children and adults alike. Take an exhilarating ride down the slope on a tube where you will end up at the base of the hill right next to the tow rope where you will be towed back to the top to do it again! After your one hour session you will be hooked!

Important Information:

Children must be at least four years old to be permitted on tube hill. All tubers must be able to ride the tow line in their own tube and tube down the hill by themselves.

Dress accordingly for the weather. We recommend tubers wear snow pants, gloves, and goggles.

Available onsite

  • Food concessions onsite
  • Warming firepit

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Mt. Holiday (Traverse City)

$15/hour

Wednesday – Thursday 5-8pm
Friday – Saturday 11am-9pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Book Online

Per the website: Our tubing hill opens 1 hour after our slopes open and starts at the top of every hour. We do recommend reservations as the number of tubes available each hour are limited. Tubing is $15 per hour, there is no group rate. To make a reservation we will need to know the date and time of your party, the number of participants, and a credit card number. We do not have an age or height limit, we do, however, require each child to ride independently in their own tube, meaning they cannot sit on anyone’s lap. Also, we advocate helmets to be worn during all activities and have them available to rent in our lodge.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Mount McSauba (Charlevoix)

Per the website:

Rated one of the top three small ski areas in the U.S. by Ski Magazine, Mt. McSauba offers truly affordable family skiing.  More than just a ski slope, Mt. McSauba is a winter recreation playground. There is a skating rink with a warming cabin on the south side, a lighted sledding hill on the north side and behind the towering dune, a cross-country ski trail.

Click Here To See The Rates & Hours

 

The Highlands at Harbor Springs (Harbor Springs)

Per the website:

We take our winter fun seriously at The Highlands — as our Tubing Park clearly indicates. The excitement starts at the top of the snow-covered, 800-foot long tubing run. Once you push off, the speed builds quickly, sending you racing down your lane, leaving you ready to head back up for another run. For kids and adults alike, our Tubing Park is one of the resort’s most popular highlights. So whether you’re young, or just young at heart, it’s a ride you’ll want to repeat, time and time again.

Things to Know

  • After purchasing online: on the day of your tubing visit, check in at Skier Services to receive your tubing ticket before heading to the tube park.
  • Reservations are REQUIRED, and are available in one-hour blocks.
  • Available tickets are limited to no more than 75 guests in the tubing park at any given time.
  • All participants need to complete a liability waiver in advance, online. Children under the age of 18 need to have a parent or guardian sign.
  • Limit one person per tube.
  • Tubing is FREE for Highlands Pass and BOYNE Gold Passholders. Also, Boyne Silver Passholders who have purchased the Tubing Pass Upgrade have tubing access.
  • Regular winter boots are suggested.
  • For ages 5 and up.

Hours Of Operation 

Thursday & Friday: 4pm-8pm

Saturday: 12:30-8pm

Sunday: 10am-4pm

1 Hour: $29

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Otsego Resort (Gaylord)

$20 for Non-Lift Ticket Holders

$10 for Lift Ticket Holders ($15 if it is a holiday week)

Open Wed-Sun

 

Upper Peninsula Tubing

John & Melissa Besse Sports Park (Gladstone)

Per the website:

*TUBING AVAILABLE ONLY ON WEEKENDS!*
12:00-3:00pm or 3:00-6:00pm
3 rope tows
1 wire rope tow
Beginner to Intermediate ski area
3 tube runs with lift
Ski & Snowboard lesson program
Concession Stand
Snowmaking with power tilled grooming

The Gladstone City Ski Hill is located off of M-35 on North Bluff Drive in the John & Melissa Besse Sports Park.  Offering beginner and intermediate skiing, the hill also has three (3) tube runs, with a lift, and a snowboard terrain park with a 1/2 pipe.  The Ski Chalet includes a concession stand that is also rented out in the off season (April through October) for wedding receptions, graduation parties, family reunions and other community events.

Sports Park Tubing Rental Pricing
Tow Ropes – $55/hr
Less than 50 People – $85/hr
50-75 people – $110/hr
76-100 people – $135/hr
101-150 people – $160/hr
151-200 people – $200/hr
over 200 people – $300/hr
*tubing parties are before or after normal business hours
*call for availability

 

Silver Mountain Ski Hill (St. Ignace)

Known as Doc Holle’s Silver Mountain

Keep an eye on the Facebook page (linked above). They only open if there is enough snow!

Per the St. Ignace website:

Hill hours: Friday from 5-9pm, Saturday & Sunday from Noon-6pm.

Price of lift ticket includes tube rental, $6 for ages 6-17 years, $8 for ages 18 & older.  No one under the age of 6 allowed on tubing hill. 

Warming chalet and snack bar.

Snowshoe trail on site. Snowboarding and skiing may be available depending on snow conditions.

Tubing hill available for groups during off hours.

We are located at the intersection on Cheeseman Road and US-2.   Open late December through mid-March (weather permitting). Call ahead for conditions.

W1931 Cheeseman Road, St. Ignace, MI,49781 ~ 906-643-6083.

 

Mount Zion (Ironwood)

Keep an eye on their Facebook page as well. Skiing and Snowboarding is a go at this time, but the snow tubing is not happening yet.

 

Mont Ripley Ski Area (Hancock)

The oldest ski area in Michigan, and the snowiest city in the Midwest!

Located on the Michigan Tech Campus

$20/person (slightly cheaper if you are a season ticket holder)

Right now (at time of publishing), the site says the tube park is closed. Keep checking back for opening information.

It does say that the tube park will be open for Winter Carnival (that Thurs-Sun).

Must be at least 42 inches to ride.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Sault Seal Recreation Area (Sault Ste. Marie)

Looks like you have two options for this area:

Brady Park
Located on Historic Water Street
No Schedule, No Lights, Free of Charge

Sault Seal Recreation Area
Heated Chalet and Concessions On-Site!
Chalet: (906) 635-6961
Parks Office: (906) 632-5768

  • Located at 2601 Minneapolis St. (east of M-129)
  • Call 2 Weeks Prior to Book Hill for Groups See Rates Tuesday-Friday: 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Various Other Activities Permitted: Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Sledding. No lift provided.
  • Tubing – 7 Runs with Two Lit Lifts for Night Use

 

Big Valley Ski & Tube (Newberry)

If you search for this one by name on Google Maps, you won’t be able to find it.

You need to put in 14432 County Road 428

Open Friday Afternoon/Evening – Sunday

$5 for an all day pass

 

Ski Brule (Iron River)

Choose between the Homestead Tubing ($5) or the Whitewater Tubing 5 Runs ($6).

Open Thurs-Sun from 9am-4pm

Online Travel Planner PDF

 

 

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