Where to go snow tubing near Boston

From local tubing parks to luxurious retreats in the Berkshires, hit these slopes with friends and family.

Three tubing lanes covered in snow, with people in snow tubes sliding down the middle and leftmost lanes. Other riders wait at the top of the slope.

Located in Great Barrington, Ski Butternut is a popular winter getaway for residents of Massachusetts and New York.

Photo by @skibutternut

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When you’re craving a little adrenaline rush this season, grab a snow tube. Whether you’re looking for a day trip, or a proper winter getaway, check out these ski areas and parks that embrace their tubular side.

Note: Opening dates change depending on weather and snowfall.

Quick trips

Nashoba Valley Tubing Park, 179 Great Rd., Littleton
Distance from Boston: ~29 miles
Hailed as the largest tubing spot in New England, this 18-lane park is a ~2 mile drive from Nashoba’s sister ski area in Westford. Two-hour tickets are $45.

Ski Ward, 1000 Main St., Shrewsbury
Distance from Boston: ~37 miles
Twelve lanes, two lifts, and 200 tubes create an afternoon of crisp winter air whipping through your hair. Passes are available in one or two-hour increments and start at $20.

Extended Stays

Berkshire East, 66 Thunder Mountain Rd., Charlemont
Distance from Boston: ~114 miles
Rocket down 500-ft lanes at this Western Massachusetts ski resort, which also hosts alpine racing. Tickets are $28 per person.

Bousquet Mountain, 101 Dan Fox Dr., Pittsfield
Distance from Boston: ~135 miles
After you fly down one of the mountain’s 10 lanes, kick back in a cabana or defeat the nippy air near a fire pit. Tickets for 90-minute sessions start at $20.

Ski Butternut, 380 State Rd., Great Barrington
Distance from Boston: ~139 miles
Head west to take advantage of the $25 ticket on Fridays, which grants you access to 10 lanes on Warner Mountain. Otherwise, two-hour tickets are $35 on Saturdays, Sundays, and select holidays.

Bonus: Stay warm + dry at The Enchanted Village, a holiday experience by Jordan’s Furniture in Avon that features an indoor tubing slide.

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