Snow Tubing for the Family – Best Twin Cities Hills

Snow Tubing For the Family - Best Hills in the Twin Cities - Family Fun Twin Cities

Sure the temperatures could go subzero at any time and sure we can barely move in all our layers, but we’re Minnesotans. We love all kinds of weather! Let’s go on a snow tubing adventure on these Twin Cities hills!

Best Twin Cities Snow Tubing Hills

Did we miss any hills that you love? Leave a comment and let us know.

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Trapp Farm Park – Tubing Hill

841 Wilderness Run Rd, Eagan, MN 55123

Opens December 27, 2021 – Weather Permitting
Approximately 75 tubes designed for winter tubing are available. Guests may not bring their own tubes for safety reasons.  Pre-Register for 2-hour time slot:

  • Friday: 5:30-7:30pm
  • Weekends: 12pm-8pm

Price: $5 per person
Phone: Eagan Parks & Recreation at (651) 675-5500

Collage of Girl on snow tube and fireplace in Trapp Farm Shelter Building
Image courtesy City of Eagan – 2020 Grand Opening

Green Acres–Lake Elmo

8989 55th St N Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Opening date December 24, 2021.
Open to the Public for Weekend & Special Holiday Hours. Pre-Registration for 2-hour session Required:

Weekend Hours:

  • Friday:  5 pm or 7 pm
  • Saturday:  11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm or 5 pm
  • Sunday:  11 am, 1 pm or 3 pm

Prices: $16.00 per person
Phone: (651) 770-6060

15400 Buck Hill Rd, Burnsville, MN 55306
Opening Date: December 18, 2021
Wednesday-Fridays Hours and Prices
  • 2-Hour Sessions: $19-$24
  • 7:30pm – 9pm (last 90 minutes): $14-$19
  • 8pm-9pm: $12-$17
Saturday & Sunday Hours and Prices
  • 2-Hour Sessions: $24-$29
  • 7:30pm – 9pm (last 90 minutes): $19-$24
  • 8pm-9pm: $14-$19

*Pre-Purchase Online for Cheaper Rates

Phone: (952) 435-7174

More Family Fun: Families can also enjoy skiing and snowboarding at Buck Hill. There is an onsite restaurant that hosts music and events throughout the year.

Thomas Wirth Park Winter Recreation Area–Minneapolis

1301 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Golden Valley, MN 55422

Opening Day: December 26, 2021
Prices: $17/2-hour session during rope tow hours
Phone: (612) 604-5330

Theodore Wirth Regional Park - Snow Tubing
Theodore Wirth Tubing. Image courtesy Minneapolis Parks

Elm Creek Park Reserve–Dayton

12400 James Deane Parkway, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Opening Day: December 30, 2021
Regular Hours:

  • Wednesday-Friday  4pm-9pm
  • Weekends 10am-9pm

Prices: $15.00 per person for 2 hours
Phone: (763) 694-7894

Wild Mountain–Taylors Falls

37200 Wild Mtn Rd, Taylors Falls, MN 55084

Opening Day: December 26, 2021
2021-2022 Regular Hours:

Prices: $26/2-hour session; FREE Snow Tubing ticket on your birthday. Bring ID!

More Family Fun: Skiers will also enjoy the Wild Mountain ski resort, where both lessons and rentals are offered. Friday and Saturday Nights — Starlight Tubing under “cosmic lights.”

Badlands Snow Park–Hudson, Wisconsin

772 Kinney Road, Hudson, WI 54016

Opening Day: December 26, 2021
Hours: Find current hours here
Prices: $20.75/3 hours. Must make reservation online.

Details: Badlands Sno Park claims some of the steepest, tallest and longest hills in the country among its 7 tubing hills.

Weekend Duluth Getaway:

Like Wild Mountain, Spirit Mountain in Duluth also offers Glow Tubing on Friday and Saturday Nights. Anne shares this and more of her favorite things to do in Duluth on a winter weekend here.

Spirit Mountain – Duluth

More Winter Family Fun

  1. Ice Skating. Mid-December to Mid-February, families can find FREE outdoor ice rinks throughout the Twin Cities: Skate the Twin Cities: Where To Find Free Outdoor Ice Rinks.
  2. Snowshoeing: It’s Snowshoe Fun to Exercise Outdoors in Minnesota in January.
  3. Sledding is a great FREE winter park activity. We have gathered the best hills in the Twin Cities: Twin Cities Sledding Hills Guide.

Twin Cities Sledding Hills Guide


What Happened to my Favorite Snow Tubing Hill?

Ekobacken–Forest Lake

No longer offers tubing. They do still offer summer activities, including birthday parties, mini golf and car shows.


Published on: Jan 7, 2015
by Gianna Kordatzky
Most Recently Updated in 2021

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