Best Places to Go Sledding and Tubing for Seattle-Area Kids and Families
Echo Valley Photo Credit: Terrie Carleton
7. Echo Valley Ski and Tubing Area
This Chelan-area ski and tubing hill would be a very ambitious day trip (3–4 hour drive from Seattle), but if you have the time, take a few days and book a place to stay. With rope tows and a four-lane tubing hill, this volunteer-run nonprofit resort is a great option for families that want to get away.
Fee: $15 for a full-day pass for tubing, with tubes provided. Free for kids ages 5 and younger (skiing and tubing). See website for details.
Status: Opening day for the 2022–23 season is tentatively set for Dec. 17. Check Echo Valley's Facebook page for daily status.
Hours: Weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. See website for details.
Warm up: The base area has a day lodge with a roaring fireplace and an eatery.
Editor's note: This article was originally published many years ago and is updated seasonally every year.