A few months ago, we announced that we purchased a cabin at Sasquatch Mountain. While this family friendly ski resort is mostly known for its downhill skiing and snowboarding, it’s also home to one of the largest snow tubing parks in the Lower Mainland.
We’ve spent a lot of time up at the mountain this winter, which has been a lot of fun. Our boys have gone skiing more times this season that the previous 3 seasons combined.
Last weekend, we visited the Sasquatch Mountain tubing park. We planned to go tubing earlier this winter, but we kept forgetting to book our tubing day passes ahead of time. Tubing is a popular winter activity at at Sasquatch Mountain Resort and day passes are a hot commodity this season due to physical distancing measures that are in place.
Planning to visit Sasquatch Mountain Resort? Read this detailed blog post about everything you need to know before you go.
Connor might actually like tubing more than skiing!
Tubing is one of Connor’s favourite winter activities. He can see the Sasquatch Mountain tubing park when we go up the chair lift and often asks, “when are we going tubing again?”
On this recent snow tubing adventure, Connor was ready to go down by himself. Previously, he would go down the tube lanes while hanging on to my tube.
He had a blast! I think he went up and down at least 15 times.
Watch our snow tubing video footage on Instagram.
Tube Park at Sasquatch Mountain
You don’t need to walk up the hill like you would with traditional sledding. Instead, an easy magic carpet takes you up to the tubing lanes (see above photo).
Tubing is a great winter activity because you don’t need special training or skills to enjoy it. You also don’t need to bring or rent equipment, like you would with skiing, snowboarding or snow shoeing. The inflatable tubes are provided with your day pass.
Young children need to be accompanied by an adult when tubing. That means that you are likely going tubing, too. Keep that in mind when planning your visit to the Sasquatch tube park.
Nicole and Connor going up the magic carpet. Look at all that snow!
A variety of tubes are available for guests to use. No need to bring any equipment.
The Sasquatch Mountain Resort tube park has 7 lanes to slide down. Each lane is slightly different. Some are faster than others. Our boys tried them all and prefer the first two lanes.
Watch this short video to see the snow tube park.
Each tubing session is 2 hours. It’s the perfect amount of time for young kids. Tubing is open on the weekend for most of the day, so you can pick a time that works for your family.
You don’t need special gear, but dress for the weather.
When we go snow tubing we always wear snow pants, warm winter coats, helmet, googles, winter boots and gloves. You don’t have to wear a helmet, but it’s recommended.
If it’s snowing you’ll want to wear googles to protect your eyes. Sun glasses will work but they might fall off your face, so it’s best to bring proper snow goggles.
Reminder – during the pandemic it’s required that you wear a face mask or covering.
The Yeti Tube Park hut is where you pick up your day passes.
Tips for tubing at Sasquatch Mountain Resort
- This year is a little different because of COVID. You need to plan ahead and book your time online. You cannot just show up and expect to go tubing. The time slots are in 2 hour blocks. We went from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. At the time of our visit it was still light outside, but it got dark shortly afterwards.
- There are height restrictions. Children under 1.07 meters (42 inches) in height must be accompanied in the tubing park at all times by a parent or legal guardian.
- Tubers must be in their own tube. This applies to children, too. You can go down the hill at the same time and hold onto each other’s tubes. There’s a max of 3 tubes at a time while on the same lane.
- You are not allowed to wear ski boots when tubing. If you plan to go tubing after skiing, make sure that you bring shoes or boots to wear.
- Helmets are not mandatory but we prefer to wear our ski helmets. You can also wear bike helmets if you don’t have a winter helmet.
- During the pandemic, face masks are mandatory for all guests, including children.
More info about snow tubing at Sasquatch Mountain Resort here.
Where is Sasquatch Mountain Resort located?
Sasquatch Mountain Resort is located 19 kilometres east of Harrison Mills and 154 kilometres from Vancouver. It’s nestled in a natural snow bowl tucked away just above Harrison Lake.
Read this page to learn how to get to Sasquatch Mountain Resort, including driving directions from Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey.