We finally have snow! While we’re sure you’re likely to visit your favorite sledding hills, we’ve rounded up snow tubing and tobogganing spots for the thrill seekers in your family. Snow tubing is the perfect in-between winter sport: enjoy steeper slopes without learning how to ski. Find a local spot, or enjoy a day at a destination hill or winter adventure park. Before you go, make sure you’re dressed for the weather with our How to Dress Your Kids for Outdoor Winter Play guide.
Where to Snow Tube and Toboggan in Chicagoland
1401 W Lake Street
Bartlett, IL 60103
Villa Olivia takes online reservations for snow tubing. Guests can book a 2-hour visit. Admission is $28 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. Multi-visit passes can also be reserved.
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
27064 S. Dutton Road
Crete Township near Beecher, IL 60401
Guests can rent snow tubes at Plum Creek Nature Center for a fee of $2 per tube.
If you own your own snow tubes, try taking them to one of the sledding hills on our list! It’s a fun and different experience than using a sled.
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 $29 for 2 hours. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, tickets are $39 for 2 hours. Tickets should be purchased online in advance, as visitors will pay $5 more per person at the window.
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. 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 $20 – $27, guests are welcome to enjoy the hills by purchasing a 2-hour pass for Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. Enjoy a 4-hour visit Mondays through Thursdays. Special glow nights are offered from 9:15pm – 11:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Snowstar Winter Park
9500 126th Street West
Andalusia, IL 61232
Snowstar is a true winter adventure park with snow tubing, skiing and snowboarding. Visitors can reserve their 2-hour tubing session online or over the phone. All riders must be able to ride independently on their own tube, with no one under the age of 3 allowed.
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 $20 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.