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! Note, several of these tubing spots may be best suited for your older, more thrill-seeking tweens and teens. For kids who need a gentler slope, we have recommendations across the Metro on our big list of the TWIN CITIES BEST SLEDDING 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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Minneapolis Snow Tubing Hills
Thomas Wirth Park Winter Recreation Area
1301 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Golden Valley, MN 55422
Opening Day: December 26, 2022
Prices: $17/2-hour session during rope tow hours
Phone: (612) 604-5330
Twin Cities Snow Tubing Hills – North Metro
Elm Creek Park Reserve
12400 James Deane Parkway, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Opening Day: December 26, 2022
- Wednesday-Friday, 4pm-9pm
- Saturday, 10am-9pm & Sunday, 10am-7pm
Prices: $17 per person/2 hours
Phone: (763) 694-7894
37200 Wild Mtn Rd, Taylors Falls, MN 55084
Opening Day: December 16, 2022
- Friday; 5- 9 p.m.
- Saturday; 10a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Sunday; 12 – 6 p.m.
- Special holiday 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.”
Twin Cities Snow Tubing Hills –
Badlands Snow Park
772 Kinney Road, Hudson, WI 54016
Opening Day: December 22, 2022
Hours: Friday, 5-8pm; Saturday sessions starting at 10am, 1:30 & 5pm; Sunday sessions starting at 10am & 1:30pm.
Prices: $23/3 hours. Must make reservation online.
Details: Badlands Snow Park claims some of the steepest, tallest and longest hills in the country among its 7 tubing hills. It may very well be true; but this not-so-brave Mom has only observed her big kids from the comfort of the chalet.
8989 55th St N Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Opening date: December 26, 2022.
Open to the public for weekend & special holiday hours. Pre-registration for 2-hour session is highly encouraged:
- 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: $20 per person
Phone: (651) 770-6060
Twin Cities Snow Tubing Hills – South Metro
- 2-Hour Sessions: $19-$24
- 7:30pm – 9pm (last 90 minutes): $14-$19
- 8pm-9pm: $12-$17
- 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.
Trapp Farm Park Tubing Hill
841 Wilderness Run Rd, Eagan, MN 55123
Opens December 26, 2022
Approximately 75 tubes designed for winter tubing are available. Guests may not bring their own tubes for safety reasons. Required! Pre-register online 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
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.
More Winter Family Fun
- 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.
- Snowshoeing: It’s Snowshoe Fun to Exercise Outdoors in Minnesota in January.
- Sledding is a great FREE winter park activity. We have gathered the best hills in the Twin Cities: Twin Cities Sledding Hills Guide.
What Happened to my Favorite Snow Tubing Hill?
No longer offers tubing. They do still offer summer activities, including birthday parties, mini golf and car shows.
Originally published on: Jan 7, 2015
by Gianna Kordatzky
Most recently updated in December 2022
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