Snow tubing: 5 locations for families

di Valentina Caiazzo - Amisuradibimbo.com

Snow tubing is the new sport suitable for the entire family. Big and small can have fun sliding down the snow, using single or double seater snow tubes, similar to those used for river rafting.
Snow tubing is an easy activity that does not require special equipment: it takes place on specially designed courses, much like bobsleds, which allow you to approach bends, multi-directional spins, and modest descents at average and safe speeds thanks to banked compacted snow walls making it fun for the whole family.

Most tracks are serviced by small ski lifts that pull the snow tube and its occupants to the starting point at the top of the hill. These are also lit at night in some instances allowing for a special evening.
Usually children as young as 6 years old can snow tube as long as they wear helmets and are accompanied by adults.

1. Snow tubing in Val di Fassa
In Val di Fassa, you can snow tube at the Alba di Canazei Slide Park. This park is considered the first of its kind in Europe and offers ample parking by the ice rink, but is also accessible by foot through a beautiful winter land forest trail.

The Alba di Canazei snow tubing track consists of a 450 metre set course lined with exciting parabolic bends which you’ll undertake on curious rafts and tubes in complete safety.
This new type of entertainment is suited for all adults and audacious kids, who are required to wear helmets if aged between 6 and 14. The park is serviced by a lift and night lighting which makes it ideal for some good old fun with friends.

2. Snowtubing Monte Bondone
The Viote center, at the foot of Tre Cime del Bodone in Viote, not only offers cross-country trails, but also activities for big and small, including a playground for children, a toboggan run, and snow tubing.

The snow tubing track at Monte Bodone unwinds along a 110 metre course which you’ll descend on tubes or rafts, while being supervised by dedicated staff. It’s a great alternative to traditional sledding and for those who don’t know how to ski. Fun is guaranteed!

3. Snowtubing at Plan de Corones
At Plan de Corones you’ll find the biggest skiing resort in Alto Adige with tracks for all and avant-garde facilities; located in the region of Brunico, more precisely in the vicinity of Riscone, besides the classic sledding tracks, it offers a winning snow tubing track circa 1 km in length.

Snow tubing is a healthy pastime that doesn’t require any technical skills, only an adventurous spirit and the will to have lots of fun.

The snow tubing track at Plan de Corones also offers a lift and the choice of several tracks for your entertaining descents aboard sturdy rafts that will accommodate any position you chose to ride in 

4. Snowtubing in the holiday region Three Peaks in the Dolomites
The winter in the holiday region Three Peaks/3 Zinnen in the Dolomites, in the region of Monte Baranci at San Candido, is the perfect destination for families with children, given that besides several tracks it also offers different activities for children and adults alike. Among the many offerings: a playground for children, a sledding track, and a snow tubing track.

Additionally there is also a supervised track for mini snowmobiles and motorbikes. Snow tubing is a recent novelty for those seeking new emotions and an alternative to traditional winter activities; it’s an electrifying ride on sturdy rafts on a course meant to be discovered.

5. Snowtubing in Val d'Ultimo
In Val d'Ultimo a snow tubing course, the longest in the Alps, has been created, also perfect for children who can have fun in complete safety.

The snow tubing course was the big novelty of the 2011-2012 winter season. It was created in Family Fun Park Albl-Lift at San Nicolò, and is also equipped with sledding tracks and skiing courses, where group skiing lessons, as well as private ones, are held.

The snow tubing course in Val d’Ultimo is a fun descent on inner tubes as large as lorry wheels that will slide along the 700 metre course among high banked snow walls that make it seem like a bobsledding track.
Getting back to the top is easy with the use of the conveyor belt lift.

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