Where to Go Snow Tubing and Tobogganing in Chicagoland

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

Local Hills

Villa Olivia
1401 W Lake Street
Bartlett, IL 60103
(630) 540-4199

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.

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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!

Destination Hills

Snow Park at Alpine Hills
4402 Larson Avenue
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 966-8737

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.

Wilmot Mountain
11931 Fox River Road
Wilmot, WI 53192
(262) 862-2301

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.

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Sunburst Winter Sports Park
8355 Prospect Drive
Kewaskum, WI 53040
(262) 626-8404

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
(414) 235-8818

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.

Toboggan Runs

Pokagon State Park
450 Lane 100 Lake James
Angola, IN 46703
(260) 833-2012

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.

About the Author

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of three children, ages 7, 5, and 2. A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. Her three kids keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

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