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Tubing at Boreal Ski Resort

1360 Ski Run Blvd, Truckee, California 96150
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Type: Other and Sports
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $$$

One of the oldest family winter traditions has become a little easier. Boreal’s tubing park at Playland offers tubing with convenience to produce nothing but smiles for the whole family. Equipped with a moving carpet, groomed tubing lanes, and quality tubes, Playland is a place where the whole family can enjoy the snow. Located at the far end of Boreal’s parking lot, Playland is the perfect place for tubing fun.  
Tubing Operations:  
Closed for the season.  Check back for a Thanksgiving opening.  
Playland Tubing Rates  
Tubing Session- 2 hr. session  
*holiday rates may apply:.  
Only one person per tube permitted.  Only one person may tube per lane is allowed.  Children may not ride in the laps of parents.  
Sorry, personal sleds and personal tubes are not permitted.  

Kids Club  
Children ages 4 -10 can register for the Boreal Kids Club and learn to ski and ride with other kids their age. Kids club offers both full day and half day programs.  If your children would like to participate in the full day program, reservations are highly recommended and can be made online NOW.  More information is available about our children’s program is available on the Kids Club web page.  
You may purchase your package at the rental counter or a private lesson at the Special Ticket Desk located on the first floor of the main lodge.    
Boreal’s rental shop is located on the first floor of the main lodge where you will need to go to get your gear and get started. Whether you want to ski or ride for the first time, Boreal has the gear you need. Boreal’s expert rental staff will fit you with the proper equipment. Having the proper equipment which is fitted specifically for you can make your first experience more enjoyable. If you are borrowing a friend’s equipment, ask our rental staff to ensure the equipment properly fitted for you. You should never ski or ride equipment that is not the right size or not properly adjusted.    
Educate yourself on helmet use.  We recommend wearing a helmet while skiing and snowboarding.  Helmets are available for rent at Boreal for $5 and also for sale at Boreal’s retail shop.  Rental Helmets are based upon availability, while supplies last.  

2 Reviews for Tubing at Boreal Ski Resort

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February 21 2011
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I went to Boreal with my two daughters on 2/20/2011.  We arrived around noon and stood in line for over 20 minutes to sign a waver and pay for tickets.  Because my two daughters were under 42 inches, they were able to get mini-tubers tickets.  I thought this was for a smaller hill, but it's not.  All tubers use the same hill, the mini-tubers just use smaller tubes.  The hill itself is not too scary or dangerous for smaller kids, but the logistics of getting a tube and heading up the hill could not be done by children under five without parental supervision.  

For the mini-tubing, it cost us $15 per child for two hours of tubing.  Because I was going to be supervising my children, I had to pay $5 just to be on the hill.  (As I said, young children would not be able to do this themselves).  

After the 20 minutes for tickets, we had to stand in line another 20 minutes to get tubes.  The way it works is that you get your tubes, you head down the hill, you turn in your tube, and then you stand in line for another 20 minutes to get another tube.  On average, you could go down the hill twice in about an hour.  

Once you get your tubes, you get on a moving sidewalk that moves you up the hill.  This wasn't difficult for the kids, but once you get to the top you have to climb up a short, icy hill.  The top of the hill is a total traffic jam, with nobody trying to direct people.  There is no way young children would be able to handle this by themselves.  

I sent my kids down the slope.  Once they got to the bottom, I ran down the hill to help them exit.  

The signs also mentioned a snow play area.  This turned out to be a pile of snow that was pretty hard packed.  Not worth the price of admission.  

As a final note, the terrible condition of the restroom facilities were legendary.  If you have to go, hold it.

Next time, I'm just going to buy some tubes and stop at a snow park.


January 10 2011
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"Boreal Tubing Hill"

We went to Boreal Ski Resort in Truckee California on December 3, 2010. Enjoyed the tubing hill, we got there right when they opened and were the only ones on the hill. It starts to fill up pretty fast. They have a "magic carpet" tow that pulls you up to the top of the tubing hill. They charge $25 for 2 hours of tubing which includes your tube, my 12 year old daughter was pretty much done after the first, 2 hours really is plenty!

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