Because of the Snowshoe Resort changing their rules re who can tube, and in an effort to educate DCSki readers about Tubing at Mid-Atlantic areas, I did a quick web check last night (Jan 2) and made a few phone calls today to ascertain confusing tubing rules. NOTE that each line is broken into Name of Area;Minimum Age (if applicable); Minimum Height (if applicable); Whether Area Has a Separate Childresn Tubing Hill or Special Children Only Tubing Lanes; Whether Young Child Can Tube With Adult In Tube; and any Comments. (BE SURE TO READ ADDITIONAL NOTE AT BOTTOM OF RESORT LIST):
Tubing Hill Restrictions
(Data from Resort Web Site 01/02/09)
Note that a "?" notation indicates that info either not available or not applicable.
Area/Age/Height/ChildHill/Tube With Adult/Comment
Snowshoe/ NA/ 48"/ NO/ NO/ Intrawest
Wintergreen/ ?/ 42"/ YES/ ?/ Applies to Plunge, separate child tube hill
Wisp/ ?/ 42"/ ?/ ?/ None/
Tremblant/ 4/ ?/ ?/ ?/ Intrawest
7 Springs/ 4/ ?/ ?/ ?/ ?
Casnaan Vly/ 4/ 42"/ ?/ ?/ ?
Massanutten/ ?/ 36"/ ?/ ?/ ?
Sugar Mt/ 3/ ?/ ?/ YES/ <6w/adult
Blue Mt/ ?/ 36"/ ?/ ?/ ?
Beech Mt/ ?/ 48"/ ?/ ?/ ?
Whitetail/ 2-5/ ?/ YES/ ?/ Age2-4 chid lanes
Liberty/ 2-5/ ?/ YES/ ?/ Age2-4 Child Hill
I note that most areas have a 4 year minimum age to tube unless they have a special children's tubing hill or cordon off lanes on main tubing hill for youg children only. The above info made from a quick check (Jan 2) of resort related ski areas in Mid-Atlantic. I strongly suggest you call ahead to confirm tubing rules for smaller children before going to the area to tube, or planning a tubing included vacation. A "?" indicate no info available on resort web site. Obviously facilities, prices, hours, and length of sessions differ by resort.