Tube Tahoe: Winter Fun in South Lake Tahoe - 510 Families

Tube Tahoe: Winter Fun in South Lake Tahoe

Tube Tahoe is a destination for snow tubing in South Lake Tahoe. It’s open daily beginning in December until the snow melts away. The tubing hill operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early to ensure a fun-filled day for your family.

Mother and son on snow tubes at tubetahoe
Family snow time is a blast on the tubing hill | Photo: Tube Tahoe

Located about 170 miles from the Oakland area, Tube Tahoe is just off US-50 and south of bustling South Lake Tahoe. The hill is situated on land that doubles as a golf course during the summer months, so there’s lots of open space and picturesque views of Echo Summit and Mt. Tallac. On-site snow-making equipment keeps the hill covered all season long.

Guests pay for 90 minutes of unlimited rides down the groomed, 500-ft-long lanes. Ride solo, in a chain, or any combination in between. Choose from one of several lanes, each with an attendant at the top of the hill who ensures an organized and safe experience. Tubers will travel down rolling hills and cross over rubber mats at the base to gradually bring the ride to an end. All tubes are provided; outside sleds and tubes are not allowed. Visitors must climb up the hill with their tubes.

Snow tubing hill in South Lake Tahoe
Pick a lane and enjoy the ride! | Photo: Tube Tahoe

Tube Tahoe is a destination for families.

  • People ages three and older can experience the thrill of tubing down the hill on a large lane.
  • Children ages 3 to 5 must ride with an adult down these lanes.
  • There is also a separate smaller Children’s Tubing Hill for little tubers (2 and under) to enjoy.

Refuel with snacks and drinks from the store at the base of the hill. Catch some rays or watch your kids race down lanes as a designated spectator from the outdoor seating area. Restrooms are on site, plus a store for purchasing any cold weather gear you may have forgotten at home (looking at you, mittens).

Parking onsite is free but limited. Look for Tube Tahoe signage in the shared parking lot with Holiday Market on US-50. Parking on the side of the highway is not recommended.

Woman on snow tube in Lake Tahoe area
Laughs all the way downhill | Photo: Tube Tahoe

Plan Your Visit to Tube Tahoe

Location: 3021 US-50, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Hours: Open Monday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 4 pm. Hours are subject to change and may vary on holidays. Check social media for closures related to weather.

Price: Adults (age 13 & older) $65, Children (age 6-12) $55, Mini Tubers (age 3-5 riding with paying adult) $35, Snowplay (all ages) $15. For a 90-minute session, it includes a tube.

Distance from Oakland: 176 miles


Phone: 530.600.2304

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