Downhill tubing has been referred to as the politician of winter sports because it's full of hot air and regularly finds itself on a slippery slope. Experience life on the hill with today's Groupon: for $10, you get an all-day slide-park pass to Tubby Tubes in Lake Luzerne (a $20 value).
Five slick tube runs at Tubby Tubes transport customers down a verdant hillside landscape in gravity-laden adventures. After a motorized tow to the summit, donut-riding patrons slide down five slippery surfaces that mimic snow without the cold and the questionable yellow spots. Tube pilots can cautiously propel themselves down the beginning Tiny Tubes run or, with an aiding push from park attendants, attempt high-velocity spins on the lightning-fast White Lane. Olympic hopefuls can perfect aerodynamics on a solo Blue Lane run, and couples share stolen glances as they plummet down slick lovers' lanes.
Bus-driving family bands can perform physical decrescendos as an ensemble in an eight-person raft run or make bids for solo careers as links in a 12-person train. During higher temperatures, misting water refreshes overheating sliders as they plunge through a revitalizing breeze on the drops and bends of Whoopsi Woo.
River guides outfit each participant with a tube and life jacket before shuttling them to the Upper Hudson River, where they take in scenic views of the Adirondacks and float on water 2 to 3 feet deep that boasts an average temperature of 72 degrees. As the weather warms, the park shifts its focus to its four downhill tubing slides. To add more excitement, the company's crew revamped the colorful slides with snow-like surfaces that create increased speeds. This spirit for adventure echoes at nearby Lower Hudson Gorge, where Tubby Tubes' rafts and tubes explore the flat waters and tree-lined banks.
1372 Lake Ave.
Lake Luzerne, New York 12846Get Directions