Ready to do a little Pigeon Forge Snow Tubing? Did you know that you can snow tube inside? Snow tubing indoors is totally a thing at Pigeon Forge Snow in Pigeon Forge, TN and it’s really fun and fast!
Thanks to the City of Pigeon Forge for complimentary media tickets so we could do this review.
I had heard of Pigeon Forge Snow, the country’s first indoor snow park, for years before I got the chance to finally experience it and it did not disappoint. This is an entirely indoor snow tubing attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN, about a three-hour drive from Greenville, SC. And it’s really fun!
Snow Tubing Indoors: Pigeon Forge Snow Review
The snow is real and the tubing is fast. This place is also incredibly efficient, aiming to help you make the most of your time snow tubing and get in as many runs as possible. The staff was great in moving things along safely and making sure all of us guests had a great time.
So, you first check-in, where you get a bracelet for your snow tubing experience. You can either sign a waiver online, which is what I did, or do it there. Do it online since it will save you time. and you won’t have to wait in line.
Once you get your bracelet, head on over to the tubing area, grab a tube and get on the magic carpet ride up to the top of the hill. There were seven lanes open for tubing when we were there and not too many people at first so my kids and I got in several runs before a big youth group showed up.
Even still, the line moved fast because the staff had the process down pat. They will get you moving through those lines and speeding down the hill quickly so you can do it all over again.
The runs were really fast on the snow-covered hill. There are mats to slow tubers down near the end and big bags that you’ll run into if needed at the end of the run. Some of us adults hit them since the runs were so fast. The tubes are exactly like the ones you use when outdoor snow tubing with hard bottoms.
Indoor SnowPlay Area
Pigeon Forge Snow has an indoor snow play area with real snow as well. You can build snowmen or snow forts or just play in the snow – all indoors. My youngest (8 years old) was hesitant at first, thinking that this was too young for her but once she tried it out, she didn’t want to leave. It was so cute to see kids of all ages enjoy playing in the snow.
The snow play area is available for use with your combo snow tubing ticket.
Observation Deck, Games & Candy Shop
There is a big upper level at Pigeon Forge Snow with tables and chairs for parents to watch the kids slide down the hill or just to take a break after all the fun you’re having. Plus, don’t forget the candy and other concessions available for purchase. There are also arcade games like Pac-Man available if you want to spend more time enjoying the indoor snow park.
There are massage chairs throughout Pigeon Forge Snow also, which I saw a few people taking advantage of. They looked pretty awesome honestly and if we had more time, I probably would have indulged.
Snow Tubing Birthday Party
If you really want to have a memorable birthday experience, Pigeon Forge Snow offers a big birthday party package, which includes 12 wristbands for tubing and snow play plus an hour in the birthday party room. This package is $350.
Prepping to Tube at Pigeon Forge Snow
To go tubing, participants must be at least 38 inches and 3 years old. Everyone can play in the SnowPlay area regardless of age or height.
You also don’t need to worry about dressing for the weather since it’s fairly warm inside the snow park. I was wearing a sweater with leggings and felt fine. Some people had jackets on but during the summer, when you typically wouldn’t pack your sweatshirts and long pants on a trip to Pigeon Forge, you should be okay wearing a t-shirt and shorts (at least that’s what the photos at the park showed!). If you play in the snow, since it is real snow, you’ll probably get your clothes and shoes wet so if it’s cold outside, a change of pants may be something to consider.
Pigeon Forge Snow is open year-round so you can come here on vacation even during the summer and go snow tubing, which I think is quite fun.
Tickets for one hour of tubing start at $29.99 for snow tubing and $36.99 for both snow tubing and the SnowPlay area. Tickets are more on holidays and weekends.
Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 10 am – 10 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 8 pm
Pigeon Forge Snow
2533 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN
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