Have you ever been on the Fun Slide at the Fair? There’s something about that thrill. Exciting enough to slightly raise your heartbeat but not enough to make Fear Factor. Tubing is even better. Add snow and anything is better. I’ve mentioned it sparkles in the sun, right? Prettier than the Sparkling Effiel Tower. I want to eat it. I did eat it. Don’t judge me. We’ve been here before, haven’t we? Moving along, Soldier Hollow. Nestled along the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, home of the 2002 Winter Olympics, and also the more well-known Dunham Olympics. Isabella won. Always does. Kate came in second. You heard it here first.
Snow Tubing is somewhat like water tubing except the ride is smooth, dry, and you’re not periodically tossed into the depths of the sea. Sliding down the 1,200 ft. lanes (the largest in Utah) is better than falling down 1,200 ft. into the ocean.
Although Kate was not allowed to ride down the slopes (you must be three and up to ride) she was able to catch a tiny ride up to the lift. The ride down takes about 30 seconds and even on a Saturday during peak season, we were able to go down the hill several times during a two-hour period. I suggest showing up 30 minutes early for your time block. Walking up, as opposed to waiting for the lift, is at your option and could result in more rides down the mountain and better legs.
You’re able to go down in groups, connected to one another. The first few times we chose to do just that. The sweetest part was our big girl was able to race us down the hill all by herself. She was so brave and had so much fun. On our next visit, we’re going to try the night tubing.