Snow tubing near Asheville NC – The 5 Best Places

We're not really sure why, but everyone seems to talk about the winter blues and how there is nothing to do during the winter in the Blue Ridge Mountains.   There is so much to do in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the winter, you'll soon forget all about those winter blues.   This is especially true as you shoot the slopes while snow tubing near Asheville NC.

Asheville NC is a popular Blue Ridge Mountain destination year-round.   Asheville has a number of snow tubing venues within a short drive of the city.  All of these provide lots of snowy, winter, family-fun!

Tube World - Maggie Valley

Located right here in our home base of Maggie Valley is Tube World, which is owned and operated by nearby Cataloochee Ski Resort.  

Tube World is located just across from the main parking area for the old Ghost Town in the Sky amusement park.  Tube World provides 12 different groomed tubing lanes.   You'll grab one of their specially designed tubes, and fit the late perfectly, and head up the carpet covered and moving lift to the top.

We highly recommend you reserve your time and book your tickets online, to avoid long waits.    Tickets can be reserved up to 2-weeks in advance.  Minimum height requirement is 42".

Hungry or thirsty?  Be sure to stop by Harvest Moon Crepes food truck for some great food and beverages!

Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park - Hendersonville

Projected to open on December 26th for 2022, Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park is wonderful place to go snow tubing near Asheville NC, with over 500 feet of snowy tubing fun!  

The park is fun for the whole family and provides for a fun day full of winter adventure.  Visitors can zoom down the slopes solo or as a group train.

Tubing will work up and hungry and thirst, so grab a snack and warm up by the fire at the lodge, or visit the BBQ food truck to refuel.

The best way to experience Moonshine Mountain is arguably by train—snow-tube train. Link up your individual tubes for a 500-foot plunge into the crisp man-made powder. The tubes are provided by the park and sanitized between riders.


Once you’ve got your fill of the thrills, stop at the on-site Haus Heidelberg food truck for cozy German fare, like schnitzel and bratwurst. Then go back to the hill for more—on weekends, Moonshine Mountain is open for night-riding until 10pm.

Zip N Slip Snow Tubing Park - Mars Hill

Zip N Slip Snow Tubing Park in Mars Hill NC, just north of Asheville NC provides a premiere snow tubing experience for the whole family (ages 3 and up).  Tubers can use the parks multiple tubing lanes 20-30 times her hour. The magic carpet will take you back to the top, time and time again.  

Not into tubing, but want to watch?   Enjoy the Solarium with fireplace, for the perfect warm view.  You can also enjoy complimentary marshmallows over he open fire.

Reserve tickets are strongly recommended as Zip N Slip often sells out. Kids 5 and under are free!

Black Bear Snow Tubing - Hendersonville

For 2022, Black Bear Snow Tubing opens on December 17th for tons of winter tubing fun!   Black Bear offers multiple lane runs that are over 500 foot in length, made up of real snow.   Amenities include: rides to the top, a heated lodge for viewers, drinks, food, snacks, and a playground.

Black Bear provides some of the best snow tubing near Asheville NC, and is very popular with locals and visitors to the area.  Book your tickets in advance online to avoid waits and for optimal times.

Bonus - Black Bear offers summer tubing as well!

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort - Mars Hill

Wolf Ridge Ski resort, located in Mars Hill NC and about 25 minutes north of Asheville NC is a full ski resort offering  skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing.    The advantage here is you get snow tubing, plus all of the great benefits of a complete ski resort.

The tube run is one wide run that is 350' in length, with a "magic carpet" to take you back to the top.  What is unique to Wolf Ridge is that they are open into the late evening, offering night time snow tubing.

Be sure to enjoy some hot cocoa when you're done!

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Larry Deane is co-owner of Blue Ridge Mountain Life. He has spent more than 20 years exploring the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and has a deep passion for nature, history, storytelling, and adventure. Along with his wife Jenn, they combined these passions to create Blue Ridge Mountain Life, a travel guide to these stunning mountains they are fortunate to call home.

Larry has more than 20 years of experience as a writer and journalist, and has established himself as a leading voice and expert for Blue Ridge Mountains. He is also an avid hiker, photographer, and videographer. He loves sharing his mountain adventures and knowledge with more than 500,000 people per month on Blue Ridge Mountain Life.

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