The Tubing Center is open for regular operations, Friday - Sunday and Holidays during the core of the season. The Tubing Center often opens for the season in early to mid December and shuts down in April. Both opening and closing dates are conditions dependent as we rely on mother nature to provide the incredibly fun sliding surface; Snow!
Please note: The Tubing Center is currently closed and will open as soon as mother nature provides enough snow.
With ample snow our tubing hill is comprised of 12 lanes. Each lane is nearly the length of a football field and is groomed to perfection; maximizing your thrill and excitement as you zoom down the hill. Don't fret...you have two options to reach the top of the hill again: choose to make the trek up the hill in our "walk up lane only", or you can utilize our surface tow which allows you to sit back and relax on your tube as you are pulled to the top of the hill.
It is mandatory for each participant over the age of 18 sign a liability form to receive a ticket. Children under the age of 18 will need a signature from a consenting adult. Download the liability form.
The Tubing ticket window office is located facing the tubing hill on the backside of the tubing lodge on the ground level.
All the tubes are, of course, on the tubing hill. When your session begins head on out to the hill grab a tube and go.
Every individual that uses the tubing hill is required to have a ticket. A viewing ticket is a non-tubing ticket for admission into a session. A viewing ticket costs $5.
The Summit Tubing area is a snow tubing operation. If we do not have snow, or if conditions are dangerous, we do not operate. Current conditions are updated on a daily basis.
The State of Washington operates the sno-parks and we are not affiliated with them in any way. Sno-park permits are available from the Forest Service building located next to Summit West.
You can pick SnoPark permits up at the USFS Snoqualmie Pass Visitors Center located at the base of Summit West. Open Thursday-Sunday 9am- 3pm.
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Space in each session is limited and availability can also be affected by the weather. We encourage guests to leave a 30-45 minute window prior to the session time they desire for arrival. This will certainly help get the session you want; however, we can not guarantee availability since we do have such high levels of demand. Buying your tickets in advance online is the best way to ensure that you get your desired session.
Tubing tickets are sold for two-hour increments of time called sessions. These sessions help us provide a consistently safe hill by implementing crowd control and reducing congestion.
All Tubing Center tubes must remain on premises.
The Summit Tubing area has a small cafe; with a fairly extensive menu that offers everything from burger and fries to Caesar salad. Our dining hall is fairly small, but the overall atmosphere stays quaint even during busy times.
The Big S UNLIMITED GOLD, PEAK TO SUMMIT, UNLIMITED AND L-T-D passes get you in the park; however, a tube rental fee of $5 is required for each session you choose to attend. BIG S NIGHT passholders receive the same treatment (free entrance and a $5 tubing rental), but on Friday and Saturday nights for the 6pm-9pm session only.
We do not operate midweek except for holiday breaks and other midweek days that coincide with scheduled school closures. Hours are dependent upon weather conditions and may change at any time, but our general weekly operations are from Friday evening through Sunday.
We have a very specific code of conduct and set of rules. Our most basic rules include:
Children under the height of 42" may ride with another youth of the same size or an Adult. We do prohibit doubles for others due to liability. Under certain hill conditions these restrictions sometimes ease.
We do leave the final decision up the parents.
Age 13 and older is considered an Adult and ages 6-12 years is considered a youth. Ages 5 and under are $5 per session for admission.
Tubing orders may be canceled and refunded up to 48 hours prior to your purchased time. All sales are final within 48 hours of your scheduled session.
Sorry, we love animals, but they do messy things to the snow and they pose a liability to our other guests. Please leave all animals at home when visiting us.
Personal sledding devices are not allowed for liability reasons. The cost of admission includes use of our professional grade recreational tubes, our machine groomed tubing hill, and our surface tows which bring you back up the hill. Because we do not allow outside sledding devices, your price of admission will not deviate.
For information on Washington State SnoParks, click here.
Take interstate 90 to exit 53. Follow the signs from the off ramp to Summit Central. The Tubing Area Entrance is located in the SE corner of the Summit Central Main Parking Lot. You will see a large sign off the street that reads "Summit Tubing Area".
Much like Summit East was formerly Hyak, The Summit Tubing Area used to be coined the Snowflake Tubing hill.