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Best Places to Go Sledding and Tubing for Seattle-Area Kids and Families

From the Summit at Snoqualmie’s screaming-fun tubing hill to Mount Rainier’s snow play area

Published on: November 30, 2023

Best Places to Go Sledding and Tubing for Seattle-Area Kids and Families

kids haul their tubes up the slopes at Snoqualmie tubing hill a best place to tube near Seattle
Courtesy Summit at Snoqualmie

1. Summit at Snoqualmie tubing area

Just off I-90 at exit 53, you’ll find The Summit at Snoqualmie’s tubing center, a hugely popular destination with kids and grown-ups alike. You can either walk back to the top of the hill or ride your tube back up on the magic carpet. The Summit recommends that children be at least 3 years old before tubing, but does not restrict admission for families with younger children who want to try. Tip: Children less than 42 inches tall can ride double with a parent. Personal sledding devices are prohibited.

Fee: Regular admission is for a one hour and forty-five minute session, including a tube, for kids and adults 44 inches in height and up. Tot tickets (no tube; ride in lap) are discounted, but cannot be purchased without an adult ticket. Only one tot ticket can be purchased per adult ticket. Important: Book your session online before you go.

Status: Summit Tubing Park is now open for the 2023–24 season, Fridays through Sundays and holidays. Check the website or Facebook page for status changes. You need to book your time slot online, in advance.

Hours: Hours are determined by weather conditions. During winter break and other school closures, the tubing area is generally open on weekdays; other times Friday–Sunday only. Check the website for updates on hours and conditions. 

Warm up: There is a small café with restrooms onsite, or, for more seating and options, the Silver Fir Day Lodge is nearby (though a bit of a walk). One exit down I-90, exit 52, you can enjoy microbrews from Dru Bru Brewery.

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