Slide the Longest Snow Tubing Hill in the U.S.


longest snow tubing hill in USThe longest snow tubing hill in the United States, I’m told, is at Soldier Hollow in the  Wasatch Mountain State Park near Heber, Utah. It’s 1,400 feet long, almost the length of four football fields.

During the 2002 Winter Olympics, Wasatch Mountain was used as a biathlon and cross country skiing venue, and since then, it has become an official Olympic training facility. Yes, normal, every day citizens can also ski here, but most come for the tubing hill.

Soldier Hollow Tubing Hill

Depending on your weight and sliding techniques, the entire ride down the hill will take about 30 secs and you gain speeds that, well, will really blow your hair back. My plan had been to shoot video during the ride down, to give you, my devoted readers, a real feel for the experience. But the second I pushed off, I moved so fast that I was slammed back into my tube and the camera pointed up at the sky as I spun round and round screaming as I went.  IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!

Fortunately, some people were more successful than me.

Ya, that’s what I was trying to do.

snow tubing in UtahThe best part of the hill is the conveyor belt that drags you back up to the top. Just plop your butt in the middle of your inner tube and allow yourself to be pulled along. The hard part is flipping your backside out of the middle of tube once at the top of the hill to move over to the downhill lanes. It’s not a graceful undertaking for some of us.

You can ride as many times as you like for one price in a two-hour period. After two hours, you’re cold enough to go inside and try some hot chocolate.

Things to Do at Wasatch Mountain State Park

In the summer time, you can play golf, ride horses or mountain bikes or ATVs, go fishing and camping in a yurt, canoe, paddle board and on and on. You get the idea. Wasatch Mountain State Park is fabulous state park. But there are lots of places to do all of that in the summer.

snow tubing in UtahThere’s only one place where you can slide the longest snow tubing hill in the U.S., so you gotta go to Utah in the winter. You’ll thank me for it, I promise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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