33 FREAKIN' AWESOME Michigan Snow Tubing Places! Where to Go In Winter! Top 2024 Spots for Sledding, Tobogganing! FUN Winter Activities

Article:  FREAKIN' AWESOME Michigan Snow Tubing Places! Where to Go This Winter! Top 33 Spots for Sledding, Tobogganing! FUN Winter Activities 

Oh my gosh, Michigan snow tubing, sledding and tobogganing are an absolute blast! These fun winter activities get you outside, exercising and enjoying Michigan's winter!  I've tried to deny that winter even happens but its inevitable....so, I've decided to embrace it!

  • In this article, we cover where to go tubing in Michigan's upper and lower peninsula, offer an interactive map, other fun activities offered at the hills or ski resorts, and things to do nearby. See our Table of Contents below.

So, if you are a thrill-seeker or prefer an easy ride down a scenic ski hill, we've got something for you on our HUGE list of the Best Snow Tubing Spots in Michigan. If you’re looking for “where to go snow tubing near me,” there will definitely be snow tubing resort or spot within driving distance across the Mitten state! 

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Snow Tubing in Michigan is the Perfect Winter Outdoor Activity

We LOVE Michigan snow tubing as it does not require a particular set of skills or training! It's affordable, fun and everyone - from kids to adults - can join in this winter activity!  Just check out our interactive Michigan snow tubing map, pick a local outdoor sports facility, grab a tube, and start whooshing down a hill in our Great Lakes State!

Many ski resorts across Michigan offer snow tubing hills and several tubbing outfitters are located across the state. So, you shouldn't have to travel far to find a nearby snow tubing spot in the Great Lakes State!

From zipping down a brightly glowing hill or sliding down the side of a ski mountain on your snow tube, make one of these pure Michigan tubing spots (listed below) your go-to winter destination!  + It's affordable!

Keep reading for the best snow tubing locations in Michigan!

  • Winter tubing in Michigan is a great winter activity that gathers family and friends together. So start planning a fun day out! We list great tubing spots in the Upper Peninsula, Northern, Southwest and Southeast Michigan.

*Be sure to check your intended snow tubing spot's Facebook or webpage for hours, rules, reservations, fees and updates before you leave your home. 

Where to Go Snow Tubing In Michigan's Upper Peninsula (Best Winter Tubing in Michigan)

Michigan's upper peninsula is a winter adventurer's paradise.  After your snow tubing extravaganza, continue the fun and adventure with our guides for:

Big Valley Ski and Tube - Snow Tubing in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Where: Hamilton Lake Road (428), Newberry, MI.

Tubes are available for rent. Great spot for winter tubing in Michigan! Newberry is also a hotspot for snowmobiling in the Upper Peninsula.

Doc Holle’s Silver Mountain | St. Ignace | Snow Tubing in Michigan's Upper Peninsula 

Where: located at the intersection on Cheeseman Road and US-2, St Ignace, MI. 

St Ignace Silver Mountain offers snowtubing rentals, warming chalet and snack bar. Snowshoe trail on site. Snowboarding and skiing may be available depending on snow conditions.

John & Melissa Besse Sports Park - Snow Tubing in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Where: 900 N Bluff Dr, Gladstone, MI 49837. Located near Escanaba in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  

The Gladstone Ski Hill features Michigander's fun winter activities including downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. This is one of the only tubing hills in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with a return lift - less work!

Things to do nearby in Escanaba.

Mont Ripley Ski Area | Ripley MI

Where: 49051 Ski Hill, Ripley, MI 49930

Mont Ripley Ski Area in Michigan's Upper Peninsula near Houghton-Hancock offers skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing for Michigan Technological University and the public. 

As the oldest ski area in Michigan and snowiest city in the Midwest, Mont Ripley is a fantastic alpine town experience.  They offer twenty-four challenging trails, terrain park, tubing park, 440' vertical drop over 112 acres, and a stunning scenic overlook of the Keweenaw Waterway.

Mt Zion Ski Hill | Ironwood Michigan

Where: E4946 Jackson Rd, Ironwood, MI 49938.

Mt Zion Ski Hill is the Upper Peninsula hotspot for the Midwest SnoCross that happens mid-December. Mt. Zion is a public ski hill located on Gogebic Community College's campus and offers views of "Big Snow Country" while downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, or snowshoeing.

Mt. Zion Ski Hill also offers "learn to ski/snowboard" programs that are perfect for children and beginners of all ages. So be sure to plan your Michigan winter getaway with your family this winter!

Snow Tubing Parks at Ski Brule - Popular Ski Resort in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Where: 397 Brule Mountain Rd, Iron River, MI 49935

If you like to sled, you’ll love snow tubing at Ski Brule located in Northern Michigan! Snow tubing is such a fun Michigan winter attraction you don’t want to miss it!  Climb on a tube and fly down to the bottom of the snow tubing park.  Ski Brule offers two types of snow tubing at this popular ski resort: Whitewater Snow Tubing Park and Homestead Snow Tubing park.

Whitewater Snow Tubing Park  

The Whitewater Snow Tubing Park involves being towed on a tube (tubes are provided) to the top of the snow tubing park. Less work! The 2024 season price is $10 for 5 runs.

Homestead Snow Tubing Park 

Tubing is located at the mid mountain Homestead Lodge.  Homestead Tubing is traditional tubing (walk up the hill style snow tubing) and suitable for all ages.   

More fun things to do: Ski Brule also offers cross-country ski trails, night skiing (super fun and adventurous!), fat bike trails, snow shoeing trails and more! This popular Michigan ski resort offers rentals for snowboarding and skiing. 

Sault Seal Recreation Area - Super Affordable Winter Fun

Where: 2601 Minneapolis St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Sault Seal Recreation Area is a UP cold outdoor winter recreational facility. Sault Seal offers 7 fun tubing runs with 2 lifts, and a ski/snowboard hill with 1 lift. You can also warm up in their heated chalet! Enjoy a hot beverage while getting a birds-eye-view of skiers and snow tubers zipping down the hill!

Cost: Adults are $10/day and students or kids are $6/day. Super affordable winter fun!

Places To Go Snow Tubing In Northern Michigan

Check out these incredible places to go snow tubing in Michigan! 

Hanson Hills Recreation Area - Grayling

 Where: 7601 Old Lake Rd, Grayling, MI 49738

Their tubing hill is located right next to their ski slopes and they have a tow rope where you will be towed back to the top to do it again!

Reservations are highly recommended!

Mt. McSauba - Charlevoix in Northern Michigan

Where: 9223 Mt McSauba Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720.

Rated one of the top three small ski areas in the U.S. by Ski Magazine, Mt. McSauba offers affordable family skiing and is a winter recreation playground. They have an ice skating rink with a warming cabin on the south side, a lighted sledding hill on the north side and behind the towering dune, a cross-country ski trail. So many Michigan winter activities!

Find more fun things to do in Charlevoix while you are there! OH, and check out the cool Mushroom Houses!

Mt. Holiday - Snow Tubing Traverse City | Northern Michigan

Where: 3100 Holiday Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686.

Mt. Holiday requires reservations for snow tubing as the number of tubes available each hour are limited. Fun Snow Tubing in Traverse City this winter!

Otsego Resort in Northern Michigan

Where: 696 M-32, Gaylord, MI 49735

Otsego Resort offers the best skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, cross country, and snowshoeing around!  They have:

  • Skiing + Rental and Lessons
  • Snow Tubing
  • Snowshoe Rentals and Snowshoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Pilates/Fitness center

Petoskey Winter Sports Park

Where: 1100 Winter Park Ln, Petoskey, MI 49770.

Perfect for sledding, ice skating, hockey, skiing and snowboarding. There is a limited supply of sleds for use if you do not have your own.

Petoskey Winter Sports Park features a warming house with a fireplace, concession stand, drinking fountain, free wireless Internet access, TV and restrooms. Board games are available to checkout and weather permitting, a campfire area is available on the weekends. The park typically opens in late December and closes in mid March.

While you are there, find more fun things to do in Petoskey!

The Highlands at Harbor Springs

Where: 600 Highland Rd, Harbor Springs, MI 49740.

Fantastic tube sledding in Michigan!  Their incredible Tubing Park is an 800-foot-long tubing run! The speed builds quickly, sending you racing down your lane!  Popular for both kids and adults. 

You can go fat tire biking in the snow, cross-country skiing, rent their Sno-Go Bikes or go snowshoeing also!  

Timberlee Hills - Northern Michigan Snow Tubing Near Traverse City

Where: 10484 S Timberlee Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684. Snow Tubing Traverse City

Located just minutes from Traverse City, in beautiful Leelanau County! Timberlee Hills is Michigan’s largest no-lane snow tubing hill. It's easy to get up the hill on their tow rope. Perfect for families and friends!

Treetops Resort in Gaylord - Extreme Tubing-Sidewinder and Thunderstruck with Conveyor! + Skiing, Snowboarding, Sleigh Rides!

Where: 3962 Wilkinson Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735.

Extreme Tubing: Check out Treetops' new Extreme Tubing runs! Their brand new tubing runs have banked turns returning you to the bottom of the slope and at the point where the new conveyor lift will return you to the top.

  • Treetops offers guided snowshoe hikes, skiing, snowboarding, culinary events and more!  Check out their winter sleigh ride dinners.

If you love tube sledding in Michigan, check this place out! Book your activities early!

Oh, and they also have dog sledding! Speaking of, dog sledding is such a popular Michigan winter activity!  See Where to go Michigan Dog Sledding!

If you'd love to embark on a sleigh ride this winter, check out our Favorite Places for Michigan Sleigh Rides!

Shanty Creek Resort - Northern Michigan

Where: 5780 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615

Does Shanty Creek have snow tubing? Yes!  Summit Mountain’s Alpine Tubing Park is a blast! Book your snow tubing soon!

What can you do at Shanty Creek? 

  • Alpine Tubing
  • Dogsledding
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Fat Tire Biking

Hickory Hills Ski Area - Traverse City Snow Tubing

Where: 2000 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684. 

Alpine & Nordic Skiing, Sledding, Disc Golf and More!

Boyne Mountain Ski Resort in Boyne Falls for Tubing, Ice Skating | Northern Michigan Snow Tubing

Where: 1 Boyne Mountain Rd, Boyne Falls, MI 49713. Top Notch Tube Park

If you love tube sledding in Michigan, check out Boyne Mountain! Simply grab a tube, hook it on to the conveyor, then turn around and take a seat! Their Top Notch lift will take you to the top of the hill! 

  • This popular Michigan winter activity fills up fast, so guests must reserve their tubes online or at the Adventure Center!

Best Snow Tubing Spots In Central or Mid-Michigan

City Forest Sledding Hill and Toboggan Runs - Midland Michigan

Where: 2840 E Monroe Rd, Midland, MI 48640. 

Chris and I love going sledding and tubing at Midland City Forest each winter.  It's a very short walk from the parking area to the chalet and snow tubing area. You will need to bring your own sleds or tubes. 

Tobogganing: Their toboggan runs are the one of the last remaining toboggan runs in the state of Michigan so you need to check it out! There are two toboggan run towers approximately a tenth of a mile from each other.

  • Snow Making: When conditions are favorable (15-17 degrees), snow is made on-site for the hill.

Snow Snake Ski & Golf - Central Michigan Region

Where: 3407 E Mannsiding Rd, Harrison, MI 48625. 

Snow tubing is on a first come first serve basis, they even have connected tubes so you can ride with your small children!  

Burchfield Park - Mid Michigan, South of Lansing

Where: 881 Grovenburg Rd, Holt, MI 48842

Sled down their two sledding hills, one for little kids, and one for the more daring! Snow tubes are available to rent. Monday - Thursday snow tube rentals are closed, but the hill remains open, you may bring your own sled.  

  • They also have a toboggan run and ski trails. Concessions: Self-serve hot chocolate. There is a vehicle entrance fee at Burchfield Park. 

Hawk Island Park - Michigan Snow Tubing in Lansing with Magic Carpet!

Where: 1601 E Cavanaugh Rd, Lansing, MI 48910. East of Grand Rapids. 

Hawk Island is one of Michigan's most popular snow tubing destinations. Make your reservations early.

Rush down one of their several thrilling 16 ft wide sculpted snow lanes and drop 50-60 feet over a course of 500-600 feet! A magic carpet uphill conveyor lift will bring you back to the top of the hill to do it all again! Snow making machines are used.

  • Enjoy their outdoor fires with hot chocolate, s'mores and other snacks.  There is a vehicle entrance fee at Hawk Island.

While you are there, visit Lansing's incredible museums including the Michigan State Capitol

Top Snow Tubing In West Michigan

Double JJ Sledding Hill - Fun Snow Tubing + Tow Rope To Pull You To The Top of The Hill! | West MI

Where: 5900 S Water Rd, Rothbury, MI 49452. 

Fly down a 660-ft run and let the tow rope pull you back to the top.  Warm up around the bonfire or inside at the snack shack where you’ll find hot cocoa, beer specials, and treats.

Cannonsburg Ski Area Snow Tubing | Grand Rapids Region | West Michigan

Where: 6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE, Belmont, MI 49306. Great snow tubing near Grand Rapids MI.

*Tubing is online reservation only.

Snow tubing is fun for kids and adults alike at Cannonsburg Ski Area! Their fast and fun tubing lanes also have a magic carpet, ensuring your group gets maximum laps! 

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park in West Michigan

Where: 462 N Scenic Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445. 

Did you know the Muskegon luge track is one of only four luge tracks in the United States?  It's the only Kunstbahn track (German for artificial track) made from natural ice and not refrigerated. The luge track is 850 ft. long and was designed by three-time Olympian Frank Masley.

The Muskegon track provides an Olympic thrill that first-timers can handle. This Michigan luge track has six curves and two starting areas. 

Best Snow Tubing Spots In Southwest Michigan

Timber Ridge - Southwest Michigan Near Kalamazoo

Where: 07500 23 1/2 St, Gobles, MI 49055. 

Are you looking for a great way to enjoy winter in Michigan? Come on out to Timber Ridge just west of Kalamazoo and go snow tubing!  Glide down one of nine tubing lanes at Timber Ridge Ski Area and then take the NEW moving sidewalk lift up!  Snow tubing is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

Five Pines Ministries - Nighttime Snow Tubing Hills and Cross-Country Skiing!

Where: 6597 Smith Rd, Berrien Center, MI 49102.

Come on out to enjoy Five Pines' five-lane, 400 ft. snow tubing hill!  Plus, at night the ride is even more exciting as it is lighted for nighttime fun!​ Awesome snow tubing in Southwest Michigan.

  • If you love to go cross-country skiing, Five Pines has groomed cross-country ski trails.  


Echo Valley - Tobogganing and Snow Tubing + Tow Rope!  | Kalamazoo, Southwest Michigan |

Where: 8495 E H Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49048.  

Echo valley now has a heightened and expanded tubing hill! They have a large supply of covered tubes in two different sizes. Echo Valley also has a tow rope with a paved and heated walking surface. Meet your friends for a fun day of tubing excitement at Echo Valley!

Great Michigan tubing in Kalamazoo!

More fun things to do in Kalamazoo!

Binder Park Golf Course - Winter Sports Park - Tons of FUN Winter Activities! | Southwest Michigan

Where: 7255 B Dr. S. Battle Creek, MI 49014

Binder Park Golf Course's Winter Sports Park is a great family destination for winter activities including sledding, tubing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, etc.  Equipment will be available for use and the warming house will be open only Saturdays and Sundays. 

Meyer Broadway County Park | Three Rivers Michigan | Southwest Michigan

Where: 59475 County Park Dr, Three Rivers, MI 49093. 

Bring your own snow tube and have a blast on the hill!

Snow Tubing: Girl on a red snow tubeFun Snow Tubing!

Where to Go Snow Tubing In Southeast Michigan

Rolling Hills Winter Park - Southeast Michigan Near Detroit

Where: 7660 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 

In winter, the park features a sledding hill, a half mile of cleared walking trail, three miles of groomed cross-country ski trails (weather permitting). Winter equipment is available for rent.

Kensington Metropark - Awesome Michigan Sledding Hill

Where: 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48381

Kensington Metropark offers a very fun sledding hill to enjoy all winter long! No rentals are available so you must bring your own sled or tube. There is an entrance fee to Kensington Metropark.

Bowers School Farm Winter Park - Bloomfield Hills Near Detroit

Where: 1219 E Square Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 

Slide down one of the coolest sledding hills in Metro Detroit! It's also super fun to go snow tubing in the evenings under the glow of their twinkly lights! Awesome winter tubing in Michigan!

**Begins early January but you need to buy your tickets early as they sell out. We recommend getting your tickets in early December when they go on sale.

Snowy Ridge Park (Commerce Township Parks) | Southeast Michigan - Near Detroit

Where: 753 Welch Rd #601, Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48390 

Snowy Ridge Park is located on the west side of Welch Road, just south of the Township Wastewater Treatment Plant.  It's the area's only sledding hill!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can you go winter tubing in Michigan?

Above is a list + map of the top 32 snow tubing hills in Michigan!

What is the biggest sledding hill in Michigan?

Timberlee Hills claims the title of the biggest tubing/sledding hill in Michigan.

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