8 Top Snow Tubing Virginia and West Virginia Spots in 2023

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We've loved Snow Tubing in Virginia as it is easier than skiing with kids but just as thrilling! Below are the best spots in Virginia and West Virginia organized by distance from DC and including Cost, Minimum Height/Age requirements, and Hotels for each location.

Snow Tubing Virginia Table of Contents:

  1. Closest to DC Area in Harpers Ferry (Opening late January 2023)
  2. Under 3 Hours from DC (2)
  3. 3-4 Hours from DC (2)
  4. Around 4 Hours (3)
  5. Map of Virginia Snow Tubing
  6. Snow Tubing Gear

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Snow Tubing Closest to DC Area - West Virginia

River Riders Snow Tubing in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (opening late January 2023)

Time from DC: 68 miles, 1.5 hours

Minimum Height/Age: 42 inches or taller

Cost: TBD, their website.

Address: 408 Alstadts Hill Rd., Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, 25425

Will open February 11, 2023 and tickets are available now on their website! River Riders Snow Tubing is the newest and closest to DC! In the meantime, they are showing their construction process on their Instagram.

Hotel Closeby: Clarion Inn Conference Center

Highly Rated Vacation Rentals: River & Kayak Cottage

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Under 3 hours from DC

Massanutten Resort

Time from DC: 120 miles, 2.5 hours from DC

Minimum Height/Age: Children must be at least 36 inches tall to tube. 

Cost: Monday - Friday $30 for a 90 minute session, Saturday Sunday and Holiday is $40 for the 90 minute session.

Address: 1822 Resort Dr, Massanutten, VA 22840

One of the most popular snow tubing in Virginia spots! They have a magic carpet ride that takes you up the hill during your 90 minute session. Every day (except Sundays) they are open until 10 PM for some fun night tubing!

Massanutten also has skiing, indoor water park and ice skating. They have a limited number of tickets each day and each session so you must reserve ahead of time. (It's been hard to find weekend tickets for the upcoming week so consider checking a couple weeks in advance!)

Highly Rated Vacation Rentals:

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Photo courtesy of Massanutten Resort.

Bryce Resort Snow Tubing, Virginia

Time from DC: 116 miles, 2.25 hours from DC

Minimum Height/Age: Kids must be 4 years old and 36 inches tall.

Cost: The cost is $33 for a 90-minute session

Address: 1982 Fairway Dr, Basye, VA 22810

Check out my full blog post about our wonderful experience at Bryce Resort here!

Highly Rated Vacation Rentals:

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Snow Tubing in Virginia 3-4 Hours Away from DC

Wintergreen Resort - Largest Snow Tubing in Virginia!

Time from DC: 182 miles, 3.25 hours from DC without traffic.

Minimum Height/Age: Recommended for ages 6 and up. You must be 42 inches or taller to ride The Plunge. 


  • Thursday, Non-Holiday: 75 minute session - $34
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: 75 minute session - $39

Address: 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Nellysford, VA 22958

Wow! They mention on their website that speeds can reach 30 mph!

MOM Tip: Tickets go on sale each Monday at Noon for the following week (Thursday - Sunday)

Highly Rated Vacation Rentals:

Canaan Valley Snow Tubing - West Virginia

Time from DC: 177 miles, 3.25 hours West of DC

Minimum Height/Age: Kids 4 years old and 42" tall are permitted. Both age and height requirements must be met.


  • $23.58 for times between 10 AM and 5 PM for a 2 hours session.
  • $28.30 for sessions 5:30 - 10 PM.

Address: Davis, WV 26260

Has a magic carpet to take you to the top! The Bald Knob Haus located at the Tube Park has a Fireplace, Restrooms and an Outdoor Fire Ring.

Canaan Valley Snow Tubing is also very close to the longest sledding run on the East Coast at Blackwater Falls State Park! We loved our visit there last year and wrote all about it here.

Highly Rated Hotels and Vacation Rentals:

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Canaan Valley Snow Tubing is also very close to the longest sledding run on the East Coast at Blackwater Falls State Park!

Snow Tubing Around 4 Hours from DC

Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre - Artificial Snow Skiing and Tubing in Virginia!

Time from DC: 185 miles, 3.75 hours from DC

Minimum Height/Age:

Cost: $15 hourly pass

Hours: Located daily on the Liberty University Campus, Noon to 7 PM but check website since it is on a college campus.

Address: 4000 Candlers Mountain Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502

They use artificial snow on their skiing and I believe rubber for the tubing so you can tube year round! It is located outdoor and it is a weather-dependent activity. "Please call ahead to verify tubing is available if Lynchburg is experiencing inclement weather."

Megan at The West End Mom has a great blog post on 5 Family Friendly Vacations and shares about the Snoeflex Centre!

Highly Rated Hotels and Vacation Rentals:

Homestead Omni Snow Tubing - Hot Springs Virginia

Time from DC: 214 miles, 4 hours from DC without traffic.

Minimum Height/Age: Must be 5 years old and 42" or taller to tube


  • Day Guest $27
  • Resort Guest $22
  • Session are 1 hour and reservations are required through the resort.

Address: 1766 Homestead Dr, Hot Springs, VA 24445

This luxury resort has a lot to offer including Mini Snowmobile for ages 6 - 12, Ice skating, Skiing and Snowboarding.

Highly Rated Hotels and Vacation Rentals:

Snowshoe Mountain Resort- Snow Tubing in West Virginia

Time from DC: 221 miles, 4.5 Hours west of DC

Minimum Height/Age:

  • Children under 4 allowed on the kiddie hill (no tow rope)
  • 4 years old and at least 36" tall for the Main tubing hill.


  • Children 3 and under are free
  • Midweek: Ages 4 - 12 $15, Ages 13+ $15
  • Weekends and Holidays: Ages 4 - 12 $19, Ages 13+ $22

Address: 10 Snowshoe Dr, Snowshoe, WV 26209

Galactic Tubing Sessions at night from 5 - 7 Pm and 7 - 9 PM! Resort also has tons of winter activities and The Village to explore.

Highly Rated Hotels and Vacation Rentals:


Map of Snow Tubing in Virginia

Snow Tubing Gear Our Family Has Used and Loved

  1. Artctix Kids Limitless Fleece Top Bib Overalls
  2. Ski Goggles Pack of 2 for under $15
  3. My son's new gloves that proved waterproof and kept snow off his wrists!
  4. We also brought hand warmers which I also keep in the car for emergencies.
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More in this blog post here.