Last Saturday was my first experience tubing. Not that it’s the first time I’ve ever been in a snowtube, it’s just the first time it’s been so much fun. The Mountain Fam and I set out for Gorgoza Park to enjoy the longest tubing runs I’ve ever seen. This is one place I’ve meant to visit every winter for years but never got around to it until I was invited as part of a blogger event.
I was excited to try out the magic carpet conveyor system to get up the hill with Little G. Since she is under 42 inches she wasn’t allowed on the higher hill but we still had lots of fun on the “smaller” hill, laughing as we sped down the groomed runs.
Big E could’ve spent all day on the upper runs at Gorgoza Park. He loved hooking the tube to the pulley and riding up as well as gliding the extra length down.
Baby L even got to tube at the specially designed Fort Frosty area. The carousel allows children under 3 to have a fun time tubing with no extra effort. Tubes are connected to a rotating bar and they can ride around for as long as they like. For just a small walk she got to go down the baby hill with her brother too. Not bad for a baby who can’t even walk.
I don’t want you to think the tots had all the fun. Mountain Dad and I loved tubing at Gorgoza Park. I whooped and smiled like I was ten years old again.
The one thing we didn’t try was the mini snowmobiles. They’re only for kids ages 6-12 and Big E had too much fun tubing to try them out.
This winter excursion is not cheap for a family of five. A two hour ticket is $28.00 for anyone over 42 inches and $15.00 for the shorter kids. Kids three and under are free with a paying adult but our two hour excursion would’ve cost $99.00 plus tax.
As a once-a-year excursion that would be fine, it’s cheaper than skiing after all, but I would really love to see Gorgoza Park
offer a season pass or a ten ride transferable ticket option.
Overall we had tons of fun and will definitely go again, even with the steep prices. The fun on the hill is worth it.
This is a busy week at Mountain Mom and Tots. Not only is it my birthday week (why celebrate one day when you could celebrate seven?) it’s also a week full of fun outdoor events.
Outdoor Retailer Winter Show 2016
Outdoor Retailer is the largest convention of outdoor the outdoor industry. From January 6-10, 2016 companies large and small come to show off the cool, new, and unique products that help us get outdoors. And I’ll be there checking it all out.
Follow me on twitter or instagram for live coverage of the show! I’m @mountainmomtots and I’ll be using #OR2016.
Midway Ice Castles
This Friday January 8, 2016 is opening day for a truly unique winter experience. Just up the road in Midway, UT the company Ice Castles LLC is creating a winter wonderland. I’ve never seen anything like the photos online and I’m excited to check it out in person. For more info visit their website.
Tubing at Gorgoza Park
I was invited to attend a Utah Blogger’s Day at Gorgoza Park in Park City this week. I’ve always wanted to try this out with my tots and now that Little g is not quite so little I think it’ll be a fun time. They also have Fort Frosty for the under 3 crowd.
Come back soon to check out how these fun winter activities went. I hope you get out and explore!