Snow Tubing within Driving Distance of Atlanta

Snow in Atlanta…the thought may drum up really happy memories (snowed in for the weekend, happy kids sledding the day away, warming by the fire at night with a good movie and hot cocoa) or it may bring back some cringy moments (2014 Atlanta Snowpocalypse…enough said!). While we often wish for snow to create those happy memories, the truth is it’s never guaranteed in the south. So, why not take matters into your own hands and go find it?? Luckily, although Atlanta’s snow chances are unpredictable, there’s a 100% chance you will find fun at one of the snow tubing places listed below!

Snow Tubing within Driving Distance of Atlanta
Snow Island – Margaritaville

Snow tubing is good for most ages, requires little skill, and is a lot of fun! That’s why spots fill up fast. Most of the snow tubing parks recommend advance reservations or suggest you arrive early in the day. Ticket prices vary and the cost of tickets typically goes up on weekends and holidays. Many of the snow tubing parks also have age and height requirements. Some allow small children to ride with parents, but not all. That’s why it’s important to have as much information as possible before you go. Check out the comprehensive list of snow tubing parks with all the information you need to plan a trip for your family. Bundle up and have fun!

Snow Tubing within Driving Distance of Atlanta

Snow Island at Margaritaville – Lake Lanier

7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA.; 770-945-8787Snow Island - Margaritaville

  • Driving distance from Atlanta ~1 hour
  • Admission: Day Pass is $54.99, Season Pass is $99.99
  • Details: Be transported to a wintry vacation state of mind on the Parrot Mountain slide, one of the longest and steepest snow tube hills in North America measuring 575 feet long and 8-stories high. Snow tubing, ice skating, a snow play area for snowball fights and snow angels, fire pits and s’mores, and carnival rides transform Margaritaville’s lakefront paradise into a winter wonderland that’s “SNOW MUCH FUN” for all ages.

Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain

1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain, GA; 800-401-2407

  • Driving distance from Atlanta ~30 mins
  • Admission: 2-hour pass, $34.95; unlimited, $59.95; ages 2 and younger, free
  • Details: Plunge from 3 stories high reaching speeds up to 30 mph as you zip through a 150′ tunnel of lights on the Dare Devil Plunge! Or try out any of the other super fun, exciting slopes. As an added bonus, you can also explore all that Stone Mountain has to offer.

***Snow Mountain is not open for the 2023-24 season. Details above are based on 2022-23 season.

Ober Gatlinburg

1001 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tenn.; 865-436-5423

  • Driving distance from Atlanta ~4 hours
  • Admission: Ages 5 & Older $35 Weekdays/Non-Holiday, $45 Weekends/Holidays; Ages 3 & 4 are free with paid adult (Under 3 not permitted to ride)
  • Details: Sessions are 90 minutes long. The tubing hill is 350 feet long with a 50-foot drop. The “magic carpet” (outdoor escalator) takes you back up to the top of the hill following each run. Ages 3-5 must ride with an adult 18 years or older. Must be at least 6 years old and 42 inches to ride alone. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Pigeon Forge Snow

2533 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; 865-366-1334

  • Driving distance from Atlanta ~4 hoursPigeon Forge Snow
  • Admission: One Hour of Tubing (All Ages): $39.99
    30 Minutes of Snow Play (All Ages): $9.99
    One Hour of Tubing & Snow Play (All Ages): $44.99
  • Details: This indoor snow tubing park is open year-round. The tubing runs and snow play area have real snow with no additives. The temperature is always 60 to 70 degrees inside. For the tubing, guests must be 38 inches and 3 years old. Everyone can play in the snow play area regardless of age or height. No advanced reservations are required.

Rowdy Bear Smoky Mountain Snowpark

2155 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; 865-365-1883

  • Driving distance from Atlanta ~4 hours
  • Admission: $36.99
  • Details: Rowdy Bear is billed as the largest outdoor snow tubing hill in Tennessee. The tubing lanes are 500 feet in length with a 70-foot drop, plus its real snow. There are two “magic carpet” conveyors to the top of the hill. Riders must be 48 inches to ride alone. Children must be 40 inches tall to participate with an adult over the age of 18. The tubing sessions are 90 minutes long and run daily. Advanced reservations are recommended.

Tube World

4821 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC.; 828-926-0285

  • Driving distance from Atlanta ~3.5 hours
  • Admission: Weekdays: $35.00
    Weekends/Holidays: $40.00
  • Details: Tube World, located in Maggie Valley across from Ghost Town in the Sky, is the home of great snow tubing fun each winter!  The groomed slope is made for riding specially designed inner tubes.  Guests will ride the moving carpet lift to the top of the hill, then tube down the snow-covered run. Sessions are one hour and 45 minutes long and run every two hours.  There is a 42-inch minimum height requirement. Only Tube World equipment may be used. No two-person tubing is allowed.

Zip N Slip Snow Tubing Park

10725 US-23, Mars Hill, NC; 828-689-8444

  • Driving distance from Atlanta ~4 hours
  • Admission: All Ages: $30.00 (1 Hour), $45.00 (2 Hours)
    Children 5 & Under: Free
  • Details: Zip N Slip boasts a tubing run of over 500 feet. There is also a “magic carpet” to help get riders back to the top. A solarium with a fireplace gives people a cozy spot to watch the fun. The sessions are one to two hours long. Children ages 3 and up are allowed to participate.

Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing

5865 Willow Road, Hendersonville, NC; 828-696-0333

  • Driving distance from Atlanta ~4 hours
  • Admission: All Age: $40.00 (2 Hours)
  • Details: Moonshine Mountain is kicking off its snow tubing season on January 8th. The park has over 500 feet of snowy, steep fun. Riders are allowed to “link up” and form trains. The park does not take reservations. Check the Moonshine Mountain Facebook page for updates. The minimum height requirement is 36 inches.

Highlands Outpost Snow Tubing

7420 Dillard Road, Scaly Mountain, NC; 828-526-3737

  • Driving distance from Atlanta ~2 hours
  • Admission: Adults & Children (42 inches and 4 years old): $35.00
    Kiddie Hill/Snow Play Area (8-year-old & younger): $15.00
    Snow Tubing & Ice-Skating Combo: $45.00
  • Details: When Mother Nature doesn’t provide the snow, the snow-making equipment ensures there is enough to have a great time. Sessions are two hours long. Children need to be at least 42 inches tall and 4 years old to snow tube the big hill. The kiddie snow play area is for kids 8 and under and under 48 inches tall.

Frozen Falls Tube Park

7420 Dillard Road, Scaly Mountain, NC; 828-526-3737

  • Driving distance from Atlanta ~2.5 hours
  • Admission: $35.00
  • Details: The entire family will enjoy this 500-foot run with a vertical drop of 60-feet! Attendants and an easy “moving sidewalk” get you and your tube back to the top for another run. Tubing sessions are 1 hour 45 minutes and they do sell out. Arrive early to reserve a session. You can fill out a family snow tubing waiver online to save time.

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Jessica is an adventure-loving, over-committing, and previously organized mother of 2! She and her husband (high school sweethearts) moved to Atlanta in 2006 after graduating college, ready to start their life in the “real world”. They have experienced so many wonderful life milestones while in Atlanta – lived in Buckhead pre-kids, bought a house in great Smyrna neighborhood, had their first child in 2011 (a spunky little girl, Vivian), welcomed their second child exactly 18 months later in 2012 (a creative and crazy little boy, Harrison), and most recently added a Golden Doodle named Winston into the mix. Jessica and her family have since moved to the burbs of Milton where you now find them past 2 horse farms on the right. Jessica has always loved being part of a community, so when the opportunity to join the Atlanta Mom executive team presented itself it was a no brainer! She loved it so much, in fact, that in 2021 she and Natalie joined forces to lead the team and continue connecting with awesome moms across the ATL!


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