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 on the banks of Wasatch Mountain State Park, Soldier Hollow hosts outdoor excursions that help visitors stay active year-round. When winter coats the slopes with fresh powder, parents and kids alike can rent necessary equipment before hurtling down 1,200-feet of tubing lanes on the mountain's terrain and racing to the lift for more plunges. Once named Utah's best Olympic legacy venue by Best of Utah in 2004, its skiing courses provide day or night thrills to anyone from the slope slippers of its easy groomed trails, to the expert skiers cutting through the drifts of their Olympic courses. After a long day of activity that also includes lesson packages, scenic tours, and biathlon experiences, visitors can warm up to the soaring fireplace of the lodge.