Scientists agree that lower limbs should be permanently tucked away in a snow tube's central cavity to prevent spontaneous Irish clogging and turbo-kicking incognito street fighters. Discipline wayward legs with today's Groupon to Adrenaline Adventures, located off the Perimeter Highway. Choose between two options, both of which include helmet rentals for two people:
- For $15, you get two snow-tubing passes good for two hours (a $32 value).
- For $15, you get two evening snow-tubing passes good between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. (a $52 value).
The wide, well-groomed lanes of Adrenaline Adventures' tubing hill offer rubber-donut wranglers a long, smooth ride down from the snowy summit. With today's deal, patrons pressed for time can pack a plethora of heart-pumping slope-slips into a two-hour snow session during sunny weekend mornings, dog-day afternoons, or any other time the hill is open. Creatures of the night and hard-working life-insurance salesmen can opt for a four-hour evening pass, cloaking activities under a cover of darkness and over less crowded slopes. Helmets protect riders' vulnerable noggins from bruises, yeti bites, and other common tubing injuries, and, after each descent, an energy-saving rope tow pulls lackadaisical loop-sitters up the hill for another ride.
For additional entertainment, conjoined triplets and inseparable groups of imaginary friends can link together for a synchronized slide down the slope, or head to the heated clubhouse to bond further over hot drinks and hearty snacks, such as hot dogs, pizza, and hamburgers.
Visit the Adrenaline Adventures website for directions.
- “It’s just fun,” developer and owner Jason Rohs said Thursday of his tubing hill, which has eight lanes carved into the snow at the park along the west Perimeter Highway near Wilkes Avenue. “It’s a rush. You get butterflies — just the sensation of not knowing where you’re going, because you’ll get spun around sometimes.” – Ross Romaniuk, Winnipeg Sun
The entire year is filled with screams at Adrenaline Adventures, where gravity and nerves of steel combine to produce a bounty of thrilling activities. In the summer, a cable-wakeboarding system zips riders along as they’re pulled by an overhead cable system while standing atop wakeboards. Groups can bond as they challenge the ropes course and zipline together, or take to beach-volleyball courts for a few rounds of bumps, sets, and spikes. During the winter, a snow machine fills the slopes of hills dedicated to snow tubing and snowboarding, rather than requiring riders to wait for adequate snowfall or use up their genie wishes for snow.
The staff of Adrenaline Adventures may love extreme activities, but they’re equally dedicated to safety. Sesitec—a German company that specializes in creating cable-wakeboarding systems—designed and installed the system, and Canadian officials certified each of the towers. In addition to yearly inspections from the Office of the Fire Commissioner for Manitoba, the staff works to maintain the system with daily maintenance, weekly tests, and their own annual checkups. The ropes course and zipline equipment are similarly cared for, and the staff regularly grooms the snowboarding and snow-tubing slopes to keep them free of sharp edges and unsafe bumps.