Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Must-Do With the Kids: Tubing at Mountain High

CC, the Mountain High yeti and me
Wow, where does the time go?

January — well, December and January — have flown by so quickly, but I wanted to tell you all about CC's and my day trip to Mountain High Resort for tubing!

It was an early morning (and, truthfully, should have been earlier), but the tubing park is so easy to get to from Los Angeles that you have to try it at least once this winter.

And don't worry. You still have time. While daily hours ended on January 3, the resort's North Pole Tubing Park is open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through mid-March.

As I said, we headed out early — 7:15 a.m. — on our two-hour drive up through the Valley and desert, then east to Mountain High. The tubing park opens at 8:30 a.m., but I thought we could get there just after 9 a.m. and still have plenty of time to go tubing.

Well, just as a heads up, you should leave earlier.

CC at Mountain High North Pole Tubing Park
There are four sessions: 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. ($20 adults; $15 kids); 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ($25 adults; $15 kids); 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ($25/$15); and 2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. ($25/$15).

We arrived at about 9:15 a.m., and I was hoping to get tickets for the 10:15 session, but it was already sold out! There were so many people already there! We barely made it into the 12:30 session.

So we hung out in the lodge and snacked on pizza and hot chocolate, moving outside by the pit fire when we wanted a chilly breeze.

Keep in mind that families aren't allowed to play in the snow surrounding the tubing lodge — a liability issue — which bummed out more than a few kids, including my own.

Once it was our time to hit the tubing slopes, we had so much fun sliding down one of the four tracks on sturdy tubes provided by the resort.

There was even a "magic carpet" flat escalator that takes tubers and their tubes back up the hill, so you don't arrive breathless and panting once you reach the top.

Ski slope selfie!
After we exhausted ourselves — and got a cute pic with the Mountain High yeti — we decided to head back home, catching a glimpse of the Mountain High ski slopes on the way.

So if you're looking for a quick glimpse of the snow without making a real road-trip commitment, definitely visit Mountain High for tubing. We were home by dinner time!

Mountain High Resort
24510 Highway 2
Wrightwood, CA 92397

No comments:


Related Posts with Thumbnails