A Tale of Two Tubing Hills Near Park City

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by Lisa-Marie on March 27, 2014

Gorgoza Park

Gorgoza Park tubing

While driving to Park City from the SLC airport on I-80, the kids spotted the seven lighted tubing lanes at Gorgoza Park.  We knew we had to visit!  After a brief safety demonstration, we picked out our colorful tubes and were whisked up the hill via conveyor belts and lift-served tubes.  The three beginner lanes were well suited for the younger kids while the older kids enjoyed riding to the top of the hill to race down all four of the advanced lanes.   We learned that tubing at night meant faster, icy slopes.  We loved it!   Those two-hours were filled with thrills of a life time.  Be sure to bring gloves, goggles, and wear waterproof pants. 

In addition to snow tubing, kids 8 and under can learn to ski or snowboard on a very kid friendly hill (kids rental equipment available on site), take it easy in the Fort Frosty playground, or de-ice in the Warming Yurt.  Mini-snowmobiling for kids 5-12 is also available to round out the thrill seeking adventures.

The variety of activities for the whole family, delicious snacks in the Café Yurt, and convenient location make Gorgoza a hit!    


Soldier Hollow

Soldier Hollow tubing lanes

Located a scenic 30 minute drive from Park City in Heber Valley, the Soldier Hollow tubing hill is a local’s treasure.   This tubing hill is long, fast, and offers quite a wild ride!  There are age and height requirements which make this hill ideal for older kids.  We called ahead to purchase tickets since the hill limits ticket session sales to ensure shorter lines.  For the fastest on hill experience, book the last session of the day when the tracks are super fast!  We roared down the lanes while upbeat music played on the outdoor speakers. 

The tubing hill is adjacent to the site of a 2002 Olympic venue in the Wasatch Mountain State Park.  After tubing, we warmed up in the Olympic lodge while snacking on warm soft pretzels and hot cocoa.  Watching the sunset over the mountain ridge as the lights came up in the valley below made this a unique and memorable night.  


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