Unlike other wintertime sports, snow tubing doesn't require participants to stand or carry poles, allowing boastful tube racers literally to win in their sleep. Enjoy leisurely exhilaration with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two hours of snow tubing at Soldier Hollow in Midway (up to a $20 value).
Visiting tubers revel in the thrills of high-speed euphoria while rocketing down one of Soldier Hollow's 1,200-foot lanes. After an automatic lift quickly tows riders to the top of the hill, snow surfers lie across their broad tubes and slide down the run as a slope-wide sound system blasts cheerful, wintry tunes. Two hours of tube time gives thrill-seekers plenty of opportunities to perfect their sliding technique, race their neighboring slope-mates, or sit reluctantly at the top of the hill and read Jack London stories.
Whether mounds of freshly fallen snow or fields of verdant grass blanket its ranges, Soldier Hollow hosts outdoor excursions that help visitors stay active year-round. The spring’s warm winds herald the opening of the resort’s championship-level golf course—whose 36 holes overlook Heber Valley and Mount Timpanogos—and the outset of scenic trail rides atop Rocky Mountain Outfitters’ trained horses. Meanwhile, mountain bikers traverse the marked trails, exploring the rugged wilderness and challenging tree stumps to races during self-guided tours.
When winter coats the slopes with fresh powder, Soldier Hollow adapts its activities for the frozen landscape. Using the mountain’s equipment, visitors hurtle down 1,200-feet of tubing lanes during two-hour sessions as wooded cross-country trails let skiers follow the tracks of deer who’ve stolen hikers’ sleds.