Grab your snow pants and hit the hills! Snow tubing and tobogganing are thrilling ways to mix up your wintertime family-fun. With higher peeks, bumps along the course, and some that even have a convenient belt to bring your tube back to the top, your family won’t want to leave these local and destination tubing and toboggan spots. (Insider tip: check Rachel’s guide on How to Dress Your Kids for Outdoor Winter Play before you go; most places offer tubing passes for anywhere from 2 hours to all day. Don’t let cold fingers and toes stop the fun!)
Where to Snow Tube and Toboggan in Chicagoland
1401 W Lake Street
Bartlett, IL 60103
New in 2021, Villa Olivia is requiring reservations for snow tubing. Guests can book a 2-hour visit. Admission is $26 per guest ages 6 and over. Children 4 and 5 years old are allowed to ride share. There is a slight discount for night tickets, as well as for Bartlett residents.
Mount Hoy at Blackwell Forest Preserve
Enter off Butterfield Road between Batavia Road and Winfield Road
Warrenville, IL 60555
The tubing hill at Mount Hoy is open for rentals on weekends and school holidays. Guests can pay $10 for a daily rental and enjoy the slopes from 10:00am – 4:00pm. Check out Annie’s insider’s guide before visiting.
Plum Creek Nature Center/Goodenow Grove (Temporarily Closed)
27064 S. Dutton Road
Crete Township near Beecher, IL 60401
During most winters, guests are allowed to rent snow tubes at Plum Creek Nature Center for a fee of $2 per tube. Tube rentals are not operating as of January 5, 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions, but check their website to see if they’ve been able to open safely soon!
Snow Park at Alpine Hills
4402 Larson Avenue
Rockford, IL 61108
Guests interested in tubing at Alpine Hills will pay $8 per tube. Solo riders must be 6 years and up, whereas 4 and 5 year olds can ride tandem with an adult. The Snow Park is open from 4:00pm – 8:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and 10:00am – 8:00pm on weekends and school holidays. Reservations are available online and are encouraged, as spots fill up quickly.
11931 Fox River Road
Wilmot, WI 53192
Wilmot Mountain is open to guests on weekdays from 4:00pm – 9:00pm, or weekends and holidays from 9:00am – 9:00pm. Mondays through Thursdays, riders will pay $27 for 2 hours. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, tickets are $37 for 2 hours. All tickets should be purchased online in advance. No on-site sales are allowed.
Sunburst Winter Sports Park
8355 Prospect Drive
Kewaskum, WI 53040
A $20 lift ticket gets you a 2-hour lift ticket on weekends, or a longer session on Tuesdays – Thursdays evenings. Tickets are only available via walk-up. Don’t forget to check their website for restrictions and guidelines before driving up, such as the minimum height recommendation of 42″.
The Rock Snow Park
7011 S Ballpark Drive
Franklin, WI 53132
With pricing ranging from $18 – $22, guests are welcome to enjoy the hills by purchasing a 2-hour pass. Sign up for an arrival window on Monday – Thursday evenings, or all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Special glow nights are offered from 9:15pm – 11:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Pokagon State Park
450 Lane 100 Lake James
Angola, IN 46703
Pokagon State Park is the place to toboggan! With a 30-foot tower and over 90-feet total vertical drop, this refrigerated toboggan run is a must-see for winter thrill seekers. Toboggans may be rented on weekends for a fee of $13 per hour. There is also a parking fee of $7 in-state vehicles, $9 out-of-state vehicles.
Looking for other new ideas? Check out our full guide of more outdoor activities to extend your fun this winter.