Many of our area ski resorts have runs that are perfect for snow tubing.
You might think that snow tubing is a relatively new winter sport, but it has actually been around for more than 200 years, although it didn’t reach its current level of popularity until the late 1990s. The first time that snow tubing was believed to have been done was in the late 1800s when Canada’s Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden encouraged the Members of Parliament to have some fun during an Ottawa snowstorm. There may not have been many public places to enjoy snow tubing back then, but you’ll have several choices today when you visit Lenoir & the NC Foothills.
The area ski resorts are your best bet for snow tubing, as they are at elevations that get snow, and they have snowmaking machines that ensure you’ll always have ideal conditions for skiing, sledding, snowboarding, and snow tubing ‘til your heart’s content! There are also locations that are dedicated to snow tubing, such as Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing in Jonas Ridge, North Carolina, which is less than a 50-minute drive from Lenoir, North Carolina.
As for area ski resorts and state parks you can visit to get in some winter fun, check out Appalachian Ski Mountain, Mill Ridge Resort, Sugar Mountain Resort, Beech Mountain Resort, Elk Knob State Park, and Road Mountain State Park. You will find plenty of opportunities for winter sports at these locations, so whether your love is downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding, sledding, or something else, a visit to the Lenoir area is the perfect solution.