The inner tube's snow-sliding abilities have proven more enjoyable than wintry recreation via sled-mounted bicycles and snowshoeing horses. Saddle up for frictionless fun with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two admission tickets good for two hours of snow tubing at Timber Ridge in Gobles (a $30 value).
Timber Ridge caters to winter recreation enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, boasting sleddable slopes perfect for a variety of low-friction conveyances. Hit the specially reserved tubing lanes for two hours of sliding, coasting on downhilling donuts from a lofty hilltop perch to a powdery landing platform beneath. Post-plunge, tubers can retire to Timber Ridge's lodge, which offers concessions, picnic areas, and more to refuel and defrost. Check the snow report and tubing hours before heading to the slopes. Tubers must be over 5 years of age and at least three and a half feet tall.
Reviewers at OnTheSnow.com give Timber Ridge Ski Area a 3.7-star average:
- Last year, I was there with a group of kids and one of the children forgot his snow pants. A staff member went out of her way to find a pair from lost and found and then searched us down in the lodge to lend it to us. It completely made this kid's day. His skiing would have been done without this act of kindness. That's the attitude I see from a lot of employees here. – anonymous_user
- The staff and lift operators were very friendly and the day lodge has a nice view of the slopes. On sunny days there is a nice deck to hang out on. – sewardhorner