Winter FAQ

Question and Answer

Q: How much does it cost?

A: It’s $24 for a three hours snow tubing pass, or $32 for five hours pass, per person. If you bring a non-perishable food item or personal hygiene product, we’ll give you $2 off your admission (**NOT valid during MA / NH school vacation week February 17th– March 4**) – Not available with any other offers and discounts.

Q: Do we have to HIKE up that huge hill?
A: Heck, no! There is a conveyor belt lift that you stand on that pulls you to the top of the hill. In peak hours in the wintertime, we open a secondary “handle tow” lift that allows guests to sit in their tube which is attached (by a handle, get it?) to the tow lift. It’s a little old fashioned and slow, but super nostalgic and a ton of fun.

Q: Where are you located?
A: 12 South Hunt Rd. in Amesbury, MA. We’re right off exit 54 on Rt. 495. For more directions,click here.

Q: Is there a lodge / restaurant where we can put our stuff?
A: We have a 2 story lodge. The Corner Kick Pub upstairs serves pizza, burgers, appetizers, salads and more and features a large selection of microbrews and kid appropriate beverages like hot chocolate. There is additional seating downstairs in the Dipple Room, and both areas feature large windows overlooking the action on the hill. There are bathrooms on both floors. There are expansive decks with picnic tables that surround the building so you can bring your beer and pizza outside! No reservations are required (or accepted, for that matter!)

Q: Can I bring my own food?
A: No outside food or beverages are allowed. Thanks for your understanding! Also, please do not bring your pets or any rude people.

Q: Do we have to make reservations for tubing?
A: No, it’s first come, first served. Trust us, it’s the best and most fair way to do it. Really. Your three hour pass or all day pass begins from the time that you purchase your ticket, so you don’t need to arrive on the hour. If you have a group of over 30 people coming, it’s a good idea to call us at (978) 388-5788 ext. 105 so we can make arrangements for you.

Q: Do you have any discount for Military Personnel?
A: Of course! We’re happy to honor a 10% discount for anyone serving our country in the military. Just show your military ID at the ticket booth. Thank you for your service!

Q: What are your hours?
A: Our regular snow tubing hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 3:30 pm to 9 pm, Saturdays from 10 am to 9 pm, and Sundays from 10 am to 7 pm. We offer extended hours on holidays or school vacation weeks from 9 am to 9 pm every day. We can open for private outings (schools, recreation departments, corporate events) during off hours.

Q: So what’s the deal with private openings?
A: Groups can reserve our entire facility for private snow tubing events! We can do holiday parties, school field trips, and corporate team building events with fun relay races that utilize our OGO (Outdoor Gravity Orb). Nothing is better than strapping your CEO into a giant hamster ball and sending him head over heels over snow covered berms. Call Meredith at (978) 388-5788 ext 102 to set something up.

Q: Can we bring motor coaches full of people there?
A: Absolutely, as long as they’re not mean people. There is plenty of free parking for cars and motor coaches. We even have tour operator rates…click here for more info.

Q: My child is 4 years old. Can he sit on my lap?
A: No. Kids must be at least 4 years old to go on the big hill. Kids between 4 and 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years old on a one to one ratio at all times. Kids between 4 and 6 years old get their own tube. They ride up the conveyor belt lift with the adult, and the adult holds on to a handle on the child’s tube as they go down the hill together. Kids 4 – 6 years old must wear a helmet.You can bring one from home or we can provide one for a $2 charge. There is a $20 deposit required to rent a helmet which will be refunded when you return the helmet.

Q: Do you still go snow tubing if it’s wicked cold?
A: Yes. Snow tubing when it’s wicked warm doesn’t work so well. That’s why snow tubing isn’t so popular in, say, Florida. We do try to close the hill when temperatures dip so low that our employees begin to complain about small appendages (noses, ears, etc.) freezing and falling off. Other than that, we tube. It’s always a good idea to check our web site before heading out just to make sure.

WINTER FAQs

Q: What if it’s raining? Do you still snow tube then?
A: That depends. If it’s a typhoon or hurricane, no. If it’s passing showers, we tube. If it’s raining, it’s best to check our web site to see if we’re open. If you can hear any member of our senior management team screaming or crying as you drive past on Rt. 495, we’re probably closed.

Q: Do we have to bring our own tube?
A: Heck, no. Our tubes are super fun and super fast, and you’ll have a much better time if you leave your toboggans and saucers at home. No outside sleds are permitted on the hill. Our tubes are included in the admission price.

Q: Do we have to wear any special clothing or gear?
A: No. You can wear a bikini and flip flops for all we care, but you probably won’t have much fun. We’ve noticed that guests tend to enjoy themselves more when they are not frostbitten. We highly recommend insulated boots, waterproof mittens or gloves, hat, winter coat, snow pants or at least long underwear under heavy pants, and a scarf or something to cover your face in ridiculously cold temperatures. The less exposed and/ or wet skin, the better. Sneakers are a bad idea.

Q: Is it safe?
A: It is as safe as we can possibly make it. It is a big, slippery hill, and you will go fast. There are inherent risks associated with any sport or outdoor activity, and anyone tubing here must sign a waiver releasing the park from liability. However, we firmly believe that it’s safer than sledding with a bunch of kids in your back yard. We don’t joke about safety. We staff monitors at the bottom of the lift, the top of the lift, the top of the hill, and the bottom of the hill. Every outdoor employee is trained in safety procedures, and there is a zero tolerance policy that is strictly enforced regarding safety violations. There is always a senior staff member on property, and all senior staff members are CPR certified. Any member of our team would be happy to discuss our safety record and policies with you at any time. Please feel free to call us with questions or concerns at 978-388-5788 ext. 102. We all bring our family (including our children) and friends here, and tube regularly ourselves.

Q: I’m afraid of heights and I hate snow. Should I go tubing?
A: Of course. Life is short. You should face your fears. And what do you have against snow, anyway? Listen, we all get sick of the snow, but it’s way more fun when you’re flying down a hill, especially when you don’t have to trudge back up to the top. Not gonna happen? You can always hang out in the lodge and take advantage of the free WIFI and grab some wings and a frosty beverage.

Q: I’m bringing 4 people with me tubing. Can I get a group discount?
A: Groups of 10 or more paying in one transaction will receive $2 off each admission. Groups larger than 30 people should call Kevin at 978-388-5788 ext 105 to discuss pricing and make arrangements. **Group discounts are NOT offered during MA / NH school vacation week February 19-27.**

Q: I have a crazy question: I have a group come and do some <insert crazy request here>. Would you consider that?
A: Call MaryCarol at 978-388-5788 ext. 106. She loves crazy requests and almost never says “no”. Seriously.

Q: Do you ever sell out? What happens then?
A: We would never sell out like Brett Michaels, but we occasionally run out of tubes. When that happens, we put you on a waiting list so you don’t have to stand outside in the cold and wait. We give you an honest estimate about the wait time, and we allow you to go wait in the Pub or lodge, or roam around the decks. Generally, if we do go on a wait list, it doesn’t last more than an hour at most. If we think it will be longer than that, we do our best to inform you upon arrival. Typically, it’s best to arrive first thing in the morning on holidays or school vacation weeks, but we can never guarantee when exactly the masses will arrive. **TIP – the waiting list is usually shorter for nice people. Mean people go on another list.

Q: Can people with physical or mental handicaps go tubing?
A: Our facility is handicapped accessible, and most people with physical or mental challenges find our entire facility easy to navigate. People with mobility issues can sit in a tube and be pulled across the field and remain seated in the tube while going up the conveyor belt lift. Our staff is always happy to help people with developmental or physical challenges overcome their fears and difficulties and enjoy the day. Just give us a heads up at the ticket booth if you need any special assistance. Please feel free to call us at (978) 388-5788 ext 102 if you have specific questions or concerns.