Winter is one of the most wonderful times of the year in Boyne Mountain, Michigan. The air is fresh, cold and crisp. Snowflakes dance in the sky and then fall to the ground, covering the landscape in a thick blanket of pure white snow–the ideal conditions for winter-fun activities from ice skating to skiing, and snowboarding to sledding. But one of the most popular (and fun) activities on Boyne Mountain is snow tubing, a fun alternative to skiing.
In addition to powdery slopes, Boyne Mountain also features excellent runs created just for snow tubing, with handle tows to get you and your tube up to the top of the hill so you can get in plenty of soaring downhill action!
Snow Tubing: as Fun as Skiing, but Much Easier!
Unlike downhill skiing which requires a bit of athletic ability, a great deal of balance and some training, snow tubing doesn’t require any special skills or lessons. All you need is a tube and the desire to have some slip-sliding fun with family and friends. It’s the perfect winter-fun activity for both the young and the young at heart!
There’s no right or wrong way to go down a snow tube run. Show off your daring side and plunge downhill headfirst. Take it easy by leaning back and letting your feet lead the way. Or have somebody spin you and slide down like a top. Whatever method you use, you’re in for an exciting ride!
It’s an Adrenaline Rush!
If you still think snow tubing is a snorefest, think again. Very little friction is created between your tube and the slopes, which means there’s not a lot to slow you down. You’re sure to get a big adrenaline surge as you soar to the bottom of the hill! Want more speed? Just apply simple physics–the more weight you have on the tube, the faster you’ll go, so consider riding in tandem or hooking up with other tubers for more fun and more speed. And if you’re looking to break the snow-tubing speed record, wait until the afternoon or early evening, because the hills get faster as more traffic slides down.