Even if there isn’t snow in the Tri Cities or Southwest Virginia, you can still spend the day sliding down the hill on a tube! Load up the car with friends and family for a day trip to Hawksnest, North Carolina.
Hawksnest was once a ski resort, but closed in 2008 to skiing and snowboarding. They now offer Snow Tubing in the winter and Zip Lining throughout the year.
The Tubing park is the largest snow tubing park on the East Coast! They have over 30 lanes of snow tubing that span from 400-1000 feet long. There are four different areas for tubing, to make the experience fun for all ages. The park has snow making facilities, to ensure that the conditions are always ready for the fun!
You can book on-line to reserve your 1 hour and 45 minutes tubing session. If a session is not full, first-come first-serve tickets may be purchased. Tickets are $27 ($34 on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays) for ages 3 and up. It is suggested that you check on-line for weather conditions before making the trip. If it is 50 degrees and raining, snow tubing won’t be much fun!
Layer your clothing in order to stay warm! It is strongly suggested to wear a waterproof layer on the outside (especially pants!). The park has a photographer that will capture your fun moments and offer them for sale after your session.
The Lodge offers food and drink, but you are also welcome to bring your own food. For adults who want to watch the fun, there is a bar with large windows upstairs for a warm way to watch the fun.
After the session you will be tired, but happy!
DIRECTIONS: Hawksnest is located just off of Highway 105 South between Boone and Banner Elk, North Carolina, high atop Seven Devils, North Carolina.
From Interstate 40 take Hwy 321 North or Hwy 221 North to Highway 105. You’ll see the sign at the entrance to Seven Devils. Just follow the signs up the mountain.