Thrill screams resound across the three South Lake Tahoe resorts. Track down the excitement, and you'll find it coming from their snow tubing hills. Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, and Heavenly Mountain Resort offer tubing fun for families.
Sierra-at-Tahoe runs its tubing hill at Blizzard Mountain, a snow play zone designed for families. A rope tow accesses the two tubing lanes that are open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A two-hour ticket that costs $30 also gains admission to Blizzard Mountain for roasting s'mores, snow play, and sledding.
Slide Mountain Tube Hill is Kirkwood's answer to sliding thrills. The tubing hill, located near Red Cliffs Lodge, has two lanes accessed by a rope tow. Slide Mountain opens noon to 5 p.m. weekends and holidays. Tickets cost $14 for one hour and $20 for all day.
Heavenly houses its five 500-foot-long tubing lanes at Adventure Peak, located at the top of the gondola. Tubing costs $30 for one hour, but you still need to ride up the gondola to reach Adventure Peak. Tickets for riding up the gondola are extra.
Tubing sessions can sell out at some resorts, especially on busy holiday weekends. Call the resorts ahead of time to check on conditions and minimum ages or heights for tubing.