Tube Park Opens
Beginning this Saturday, December 15 the Blackcomb Mountain Tube Park will be open for the winter season. The Tube Park is located at Blackcomb Mountain's Mid-Station and is home to a number of tube runs that can be sled down on giant inflatable tubes.
There are several different runs that vary in speed and difficultly at the Tube Park. Each run is 1000 feet but fear not there is a fancy smancy conveyor belt that takes you and you're tube from the bottom of the run to the top.
As previously mentioned the Whistler Blackcomb Tube Park is located at Mid-Station on Blackcomb Mountain. For those that don't know this is located about a 7 minute drive or chairlift up Blackcomb Mountain. Which means you can either take a free chairlift (Excalibur Gondola) from the base of Blackcomb Mountain or you can drive up via Glacier Lane and Park in Lot 8. Either way you are situated right beside the park when you arrive.
The Whistler Blackcomb Tube Park charges according to an hourly rate. Below is a quick break down of the prices.
|Price||Adult (19-64)||Child 12 & Under||Senior 65+|
|1 Hour Rate||$21||$18||$16|
|2 Hour Rate||$30||$25||$19|
|Each Additional Hour||$19||$16||$11|
|Twilight 6PM - 8PM||&19||$16||$11|
Hours of Operation
The Tube Park is open 7 days a week and will be open on weekdays from 12PM - 8PM and on weekends & holidays 11AM - 8PM. Christmas break December 22 to January 6, 2013 will run according to the holidays hours. However the park will be closing at 5PM on December 24 & 25.
If you've never been tubing before you’re in for a treat. The Tube Park is a great place to spend a day in Whistler. You can also get going surprisingly fast if you wonder over to the faster tracks. But at the same time it's awesome that you can bring the whole family out and gauge which track/speed is right for everyone. Another cool feature is the ability to link together tubes and use the run together as a group.
The Whistler Blackcomb Tube Park opens this Saturday so stop on by this winter season and get your tube on.
Check out a short video of a day at the Tube Park
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