Tubing is fun for everyone; all you have to do is sit down, hang on and experience the exhilaration of pure winter fun! The Holiday Valley Tubing Company has up to 22 lanes, including two group lanes, that are 900 feet long and drop 100 vertical feet, plus two handle tows to pull you back up the hill!

The tubing park is located on the corner of Route 242 and Bryant Hill Road, about 20 minutes from Springville, and just four miles from Holiday Valley.  A FREE shuttle service to and from Holiday Valley is available every two hours during operating hours.

Before heading out, check the snow report for any updates, or call 716-699-TUBE.

According to Snow Tubing Source, the Holiday Valley Tubing Company is the fifth largest park of its kind in the US.

Minimum age/height requirement is seven years old and 42 inches tall for the “big” hill.

A special Little Tubers area is available, weather permitting, for younger children at a cost of $5.

A cozy warming hut is at the base of the hill with a snack bar, fireplace and restrooms. Or you can warm up and rest outside at the giant bonfire pit.

Tubing is an awesome activity for groups because it is fun for everyone! Group rates for 15 or more people are available with  advanced reservations. Contact Group Sales to find out about booking the park for an event.

The tubing park is open Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In addition, it will be open for holidays and breaks, including the following dates:

Jan. 16, 11 am. to 6 p.m., Feb. 20, 11 a.m to 6 p.m., Feb. 21-24, 4:30 to 9 p.m., March 13-17, 4:30 to 9 p.m.

What to wear tubing

Tubing can be rather chilly and it makes it a much more enjoyable experience if you dress for the weather. You can bundle yourself up like the Michelin Man or take advantage of the new technology in outdoor wear. The goal is to stay warm and dry, so cotton (gets cold and wet) is not recommended.

Dress in layers with a wicking layer close to your skin, a polarfleece sweater and waterproof/windproof jacket on top.

Wear flannel pajamas or long underwear under insulated water resistant pants on the bottom.

On your feet, wear wool socks and comfortable insulated boots (not ski boots) that can be securely fastened.

Wear a close fitting hat that won’t fall off as you’re sliding.

Goggles and a scarf or neck warmer aren’t a bad idea if it is snowing or especially cold.

Mittens are warmer than gloves, and make sure they are insulated and waterproof.

Hats, gloves, neckwarmers and handwarmers are available at the Tubing Company, along with some fun logo’d sweatshirts and t-shirts.

Rates start at $10 for a two-hour slide Thursdays ad Fridays for ages 15 and under.

For more information, visit www.holidayvalley.com/winter/tubing.