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Tubing at Keystone’s Adventure Point: Fun, Family-friendly Activity!

It’s not often I use exclamation points in my blog-post titles, but tubing at Keystone absolutely deserves one. This well-run, adrenaline-charged-yet-safe winter activity was a highlight of my family’s weekend stay in Keystone, a ski resort about 90 minutes from Denver in the Colorado mountains. Okay, so maybe just three of our four family members really embraced tubing — cautious ColoradoKid #2 took just one run (with trepidation) down the steep hill that’s at least 900 feet long. He announced it was “fun,” and then chose to warm up in the mountain-top yurt with our buddy Travel Savvy Mom and her son. But my husband, 9-year-old daughter and I took quite a few laps as the sun went down — despite the wet snow and chilly temperatures!

Gearing up for a fun-filled run down the Keystone tubing hill.

Keystone tubing costs $31 an hour (updated 2013 pricing) for as many runs as you can fit in (ColoradoKid #1 said she made eight). The fee includes the ride up the gondola from Keystone’s River Run Village to the top of Dercum Mountain. If you only want to watch the tubing, it still costs $26 (updated price) for the gondola “foot pass” to reach Adventure Point from the village. For skiers and snowboarders who just want to take a break from the slopes for an hour can absolutely take a few tube runs, but they’ll still pay the $31 (even though they have a lift ticket or pass — no price break for them). The tubing hill discourages pregnant women from tubing (understandable); there’s no age limit — you just have to be at least 42 inches tall.

Before you head out to the tubing hill for your designated hour (reservations are highly recommended), you get a brief safety talk inside the yurt. Then you head outside to choose your tube and decide which of six runs you’ll head down — some are for single riders, on others you can “link up” with friends — up to four tubes at a time. A friendly staffer tells you exactly how to sit and hang on, and he’ll ask if you want to be flung quickly or slowly, spinning or no-spin, down the hill.  (Though they don’t always listen to the right person when you say “slow” and your husband says “fast.”)

It’s a roller-coaster-like ride down a wide chute — each lane has half walls so there’s no chance you’ll veer off into someone else’s space. The run is a straight shot and over a big bump toward the end, and the total ride down lasts no more than 20 seconds. You ride back up the hill with your tube on a covered conveyor belt. The people- and tube-mover is also staffed at the bottom and the top — perfectly safe.

Here’s a peek at the fun we had at Keystone’s tubing hill at Adventure Point — an adventure this Vacation Gal heartily recommends! Those disco tunes you hear in the background are not my music overlay; fun, upbeat music and a disco ball at the top of the mountain are the norm. Enjoy this two-minute clip!

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31 Responses to “Tubing at Keystone’s Adventure Point: Fun, Family-friendly Activity!”

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    We love snow tubing! It’s the only thing my kids have experienced so far with snow sports. :) We live in the South after all. Maybe next year they can move up to attend ski lesson.

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    SoCalGal says:

    Hahahaha! This video really cracked me up! What a fun post.

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    Ok. I just have a chance to watch the video at home. You crack me up!! :) You are getting more adventurous every time. What’s next with your video camera? :)

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    Family Travel Links 2.25.10 « SixSuitcaseTravel says:

    [...] Tubing at Keystone’s Adventure Point: Fun, Family-friendly Activity!  – The Vacation Gals [...]

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    Abha says:

    I never heard of tubing before reading your blog. Is it safer and easier than skiing?

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    ColoradoGal says:

    It’s much easier than skiing – you just sit down! :-)

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    Abha says:

    Then it is worth a try.

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    Jessica says:

    I wanted to know if I need to reserve 4 tubbing people for Sunday around 11:00am
    Please let me know . Thanks

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    JerseyGirlTravel says:

    Thank you so much. The information you provided was EXACTLY what I was looking for – cost for skiiers, what to expect, and if reservations were recommended…

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    […] Keystone Resort, an easy shuttle ride from the Denver International Airport, caters to families with an array of condominium options; many of which are just steps away from the gondola. Camp Keystone is a colorful, upbeat “home base” for young children in the excellent ski school program. Kids 12 and under ski free if families book Keystone Resort lodging for a minimum of just two nights, with no blackout dates. Family fun includes a steep tubing hill, two outdoor ice skating rinks, and a giant snow fort. New for 2013-14: a learning family ski trail on green cruiser Schoolmarm, dubbed the Schoolyard; it has gentle Rockin’ Rollers that mimic the natural hills that occur on the slopes, as well as banks in Tornado Alley that help kids develop their turn shape. Visit KeystoneResort.com for more information. — Kara Williams, TheVacationGals.com […]

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    […] Keystone Resort, an easy shuttle ride from the Denver International Airport, caters to families with an array of condominium options; many of which are just steps away from the gondola. Camp Keystone is a colorful, upbeat “home base” for young children in the excellent ski school program. Kids 12 and under ski free if families book Keystone Resort lodging for a minimum of just two nights, with no blackout dates. Family fun includes a steep tubing hill, two outdoor ice skating rinks, and a giant snow fort. New for 2013-14: a learning family ski trail on green cruiser Schoolmarm, dubbed the Schoolyard; it has gentle Rockin’ Rollers that mimic the natural hills that occur on the slopes, as well as banks in Tornado Alley that help kids develop their turn shape. Visit KeystoneResort.com for more information. — Kara Williams, TheVacationGals.com […]

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    […] Keystone Resort, an easy shuttle ride from the Denver International Airport, caters to families with an array of condominium options; many of which are just steps away from the gondola. Camp Keystone is a colorful, upbeat “home base” for young children in the excellent ski school program. Kids 12 and under ski free if families book Keystone Resort lodging for a minimum of just two nights, with no blackout dates. Family fun includes a steep tubing hill, two outdoor ice skating rinks, and a giant snow fort. New for 2013-14: a learning family ski trail on green cruiser Schoolmarm, dubbed the Schoolyard; it has gentle Rockin’ Rollers that mimic the natural hills that occur on the slopes, as well as banks in Tornado Alley that help kids develop their turn shape. Visit KeystoneResort.com for more information. — Kara Williams, TheVacationGals.com […]

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    […] Keystone Resort, an easy shuttle ride from the Denver International Airport, caters to families with an array of condominium options; many of which are just steps away from the gondola. Camp Keystone is a colorful, upbeat home base for young children in the excellent ski school program. Kids 12 and under ski free if families book Keystone Resort lodging for a minimum of just two nights, with no blackout dates. Family fun includes a steep tubing hill, two outdoor ice skating rinks, and a giant snow fort. New for 2013-14: a learning family ski trail on green cruiser Schoolmarm, dubbed the Schoolyard; it has gentle Rockin Rollers that mimic the natural hills that occur on the slopes, as well as banks in Tornado Alley that help kids develop their turn shape. Visit KeystoneResort.com for more information. — Kara Williams, TheVacationGals.com […]

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    […] Keystone Resort, an easy shuttle ride from the Denver International Airport, caters to families with an array of condominium options; many of which are just steps away from the gondola. Camp Keystone is a colorful, upbeat “home base” for young children in the excellent ski school program. Kids 12 and under ski free if families book Keystone Resort lodging for a minimum of just two nights, with no blackout dates. Family fun includes a steep tubing hill, two outdoor ice skating rinks, and a giant snow fort. New for 2013-14: a learning family ski trail on green cruiser Schoolmarm, dubbed the Schoolyard; it has gentle Rockin’ Rollers that mimic the natural hills that occur on the slopes, as well as banks in Tornado Alley that help kids develop their turn shape. Visit KeystoneResort.com for more information. — Kara Williams, TheVacationGals.com […]

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    […] Keystone Resort, an easy shuttle ride from the Denver International Airport, caters to families with an array of condominium options; many of which are just steps away from the gondola. Camp Keystone is a colorful, upbeat “home base” for young children in the excellent ski school program. Kids 12 and under ski free if families book Keystone Resort lodging for a minimum of just two nights, with no blackout dates. Family fun includes a steep tubing hill, two outdoor ice skating rinks, and a giant snow fort. New for 2013-14: a learning family ski trail on green cruiser Schoolmarm, dubbed the Schoolyard; it has gentle Rockin’ Rollers that mimic the natural hills that occur on the slopes, as well as banks in Tornado Alley that help kids develop their turn shape. Visit KeystoneResort.com for more information. — Kara Williams, TheVacationGals.com […]

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    […] Keystone Resort, an easy shuttle ride from the Denver International Airport, caters to families with an array of condominium options; many of which are just steps away from the gondola. Camp Keystone is a colorful, upbeat “home base” for young children in the excellent ski school program. Kids 12 and under ski free if families book Keystone Resort lodging for a minimum of just two nights, with no blackout dates. Family fun includes a steep tubing hill, two outdoor ice skating rinks, and a giant snow fort. New for 2013-14: a learning family ski trail on green cruiser Schoolmarm, dubbed the Schoolyard; it has gentle Rockin’ Rollers that mimic the natural hills that occur on the slopes, as well as banks in Tornado Alley that help kids develop their turn shape. Visit KeystoneResort.com for more information. — Kara Williams, TheVacationGals.com […]

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    […] Keystone Resort, an easy shuttle ride from the Denver International Airport, caters to families with an array of condominium options; many of which are just steps away from the gondola. Camp Keystone is a colorful, upbeat “home base” for young children in the excellent ski school program. Kids 12 and under ski free if families book Keystone Resort lodging for a minimum of just two nights, with no blackout dates. Family fun includes a steep tubing hill, two outdoor ice skating rinks, and a giant snow fort. New for 2013-14: a learning family ski trail on green cruiser Schoolmarm, dubbed the Schoolyard; it has gentle Rockin’ Rollers that mimic the natural hills that occur on the slopes, as well as banks in Tornado Alley that help kids develop their turn shape. Visit KeystoneResort.com for more information. — Kara Williams, TheVacationGals.com […]

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    […] Keystone Resort, an easy shuttle ride from the Denver International Airport, caters to families with an array of condominium options; many of which are just steps away from the gondola. Camp Keystone is a colorful, upbeat “home base” for young children in the excellent ski school program. Kids 12 and under ski free if families book Keystone Resort lodging for a minimum of just two nights, with no blackout dates. Family fun includes a steep tubing hill, two outdoor ice skating rinks, and a giant snow fort. New for 2013-14: a learning family ski trail on green cruiser Schoolmarm, dubbed the Schoolyard; it has gentle Rockin’ Rollers that mimic the natural hills that occur on the slopes, as well as banks in Tornado Alley that help kids develop their turn shape. Visit KeystoneResort.com for more information. — Kara Williams, TheVacationGals.com […]

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    […] Keystone Resort, an easy shuttle ride from the Denver International Airport, caters to families with an array of condominium options; many of which are just steps away from the gondola. Camp Keystone is a colorful, upbeat “home base” for young children in the excellent ski school program. Kids 12 and under ski free if families book Keystone Resort lodging for a minimum of just two nights, with no blackout dates. Family fun includes a steep tubing hill, two outdoor ice skating rinks, and a giant snow fort. New for 2013-14: a learning family ski trail on green cruiser Schoolmarm, dubbed the Schoolyard; it has gentle Rockin’ Rollers that mimic the natural hills that occur on the slopes, as well as banks in Tornado Alley that help kids develop their turn shape. Visit KeystoneResort.com for more information. — Kara Williams, TheVacationGals.com […]

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    […] Keystone Resort, an easy shuttle ride from the Denver International Airport, caters to families with an array of condominium options; many of which are just steps away from the gondola. Camp Keystone is a colorful, upbeat “home base” for young children in the excellent ski school program. Kids 12 and under ski free if families book Keystone Resort lodging for a minimum of just two nights, with no blackout dates. Family fun includes a steep tubing hill, two outdoor ice skating rinks, and a giant snow fort. New for 2013-14: a learning family ski trail on green cruiser Schoolmarm, dubbed the Schoolyard; it has gentle Rockin’ Rollers that mimic the natural hills that occur on the slopes, as well as banks in Tornado Alley that help kids develop their turn shape. Visit KeystoneResort.com for more information. — Kara Williams, TheVacationGals.com […]

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    […] Keystone Resort, an easy shuttle ride from the Denver International Airport, caters to families with an array of condominium options; many of which are just steps away from the gondola. Camp Keystone is a colorful, upbeat “home base” for young children in the excellent ski school program. Kids 12 and under ski free if families book Keystone Resort lodging for a minimum of just two nights, with no blackout dates. Family fun includes a steep tubing hill, two outdoor ice skating rinks, and a giant snow fort. New for 2013-14: a learning family ski trail on green cruiser Schoolmarm, dubbed the Schoolyard; it has gentle Rockin’ Rollers that mimic the natural hills that occur on the slopes, as well as banks in Tornado Alley that help kids develop their turn shape. Visit KeystoneResort.com for more information. — Kara Williams, TheVacationGals.com […]

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    […] Keystone Resort, an easy shuttle ride from the Denver International Airport, caters to families with an array of condominium options; many of which are just steps away from the gondola. Camp Keystone is a colorful, upbeat “home base” for young children in the excellent ski school program. Kids 12 and under ski free if families book Keystone Resort lodging for a minimum of just two nights, with no blackout dates. Family fun includes a steep tubing hill, two outdoor ice skating rinks, and a giant snow fort. New for 2013-14: a learning family ski trail on green cruiser Schoolmarm, dubbed the Schoolyard; it has gentle Rockin’ Rollers that mimic the natural hills that occur on the slopes, as well as banks in Tornado Alley that help kids develop their turn shape. Visit KeystoneResort.com for more information. — Kara Williams, TheVacationGals.com […]

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    […] Keystone Resort, an easy shuttle ride from the Denver International Airport, caters to families with an array of condominium options; many of which are just steps away from the gondola. Camp Keystone is a colorful, upbeat “home base” for young children in the excellent ski school program. Kids 12 and under ski free if families book Keystone Resort lodging for a minimum of just two nights, with no blackout dates. Family fun includes a steep tubing hill, two outdoor ice skating rinks, and a giant snow fort. New for 2013-14: a learning family ski trail on green cruiser Schoolmarm, dubbed the Schoolyard; it has gentle Rockin’ Rollers that mimic the natural hills that occur on the slopes, as well as banks in Tornado Alley that help kids develop their turn shape. Visit KeystoneResort.com for more information. — Kara Williams, TheVacationGals.com […]

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    […] Keystone Resort, an easy shuttle ride from the Denver International Airport, caters to families with an array of condominium options. Many of which are just steps away from the gondola. Camp Keystone is a colorful, upbeat “home base” for young children in the excellent ski school program. Kids 12 and under ski free if families book Keystone Resort lodging for a minimum of just two nights, with no blackout dates. Family fun includes a steep tubing hill, two outdoor ice skating rinks. A giant snow fort. New for 2013-14: a learning family ski trail on green cruiser Schoolmarm, dubbed the Schoolyard. It's gentle Rockin’ Rollers that mimic the natural hills that occur on the slopes, as well as banks in Tornado Alley that help kids develop their turn shape. Visit KeystoneResort.com for more information. &#8212. Kara Williams, TheVacationGals.com […]

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    […] Keystone Resort, an easy shuttle ride from the Denver International Airport, caters to families with an array of condominium options. Many of which are just steps away from the gondola. Camp Keystone is a colourful, upbeat “home base” for young children in the excellent ski school program. Kids 12 and under ski free if families book Keystone Resort lodging for a minimum of just two nights, with no blackout dates. Family fun includes a steep tubing hill, two outdoor ice skating rinks. A giant snow fort. New for 2013-14: a learning family ski trail on green cruiser Schoolmarm, dubbed the Schoolyard. It's gentle Rockin’ Rollers that mimic the natural hills that occur on the slopes, as well as banks in Tornado Alley that help kids develop their turn shape. Visit KeystoneResort.com for more information. &#8212. Kara Williams, TheVacationGals.com […]

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