Slide the Longest Snow Tubing Hill in the U.S. in Heber, Utah

Soldier Hollow SnowTubing in Heber UtahThe 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. That’s 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.

Sure, normal, every day citizens can also ski here if that’s your thing, but most come for the snow tubing hill.

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Soldier Hollow Tubing Hill in Heber Utah

Depending on your weight and sliding techniques, the entire ride down the hill will take about 30 secs. You will 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.  


Fortunately, some people were more successful than me in the video department.

Ya, that’s what I was trying to do with my little camera.

the longest snow tubing hill in the US in Heber 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. I think it would be so fun to slide this hill at night, wouldn’t it!

If you’re going on weekends or a school holiday, I highly recommend you reserve your tickets in advance. As you can imagine, kids and families love this place. Fortunately, online reservations are possible.

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, camp 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.

Snowtubing at Soldier Hollow in Heber UtahBUT, there’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.

And to warm up, might I suggest a swim in the Beehive, a thermal hot springs nearby. Doesn’t that sound interesting?

  Tip: If you are really into sledding, road trip to White Sands National Monument for some sledding in this unique sand formation in New Mexico.

Explore Utah in Winter

Before this trip, I did not own a pair of ski goggles. I borrowed a pair for my slide down the longest snowtubing hill in the U.S., and I’m glad I did. If you can’t borrow or don’t own a pair, might I suggest these from CooLoo for just $14.

Neither did I own a neck gaiter to give my face and neck a little more protection. But for $6, a pretty red gaiter is now a part of my winter travel gear.

How is your supply of winter gloves? You know you or the kids will lose one, so you for $8.50, it doesn’t hurt to throw an extra pair or three in your luggage.