January 25, 2010 | Tips from Us >
Whistler, Winter Activity Tours
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On a recent trip to Whistler, I visited the tube park for the first time and had an absolute blast. We arrived a half hour before the tube park closed, so we managed to go down the hill three times.
The tube runs were very, very fast. There wasn’t much between me and the snow (just a thin layer of plastic), so I felt every bump… and even caught air in spots. On each of my runs down, I was laughing so hard that tears were flying off my cheeks, and I could barely see because the falling snow was zinging past (and into) my face.
If you have a strong stomach, the snow tube lifties can give your tube a spin at the top. I politely declined their offer to spin me, as I was mindful that my stomach was full of après nachos and a couple of mojitos.
I’d recommend the tube park as a great way to spend a couple of hours with friends or family. And of course, since you’re paying to tube downhill – not trudge back up – a magic carpet carries you and your trusty tube back to the top.