When winter settles into the North Georgia Mountains, it’s time to grab an inner tube, ride a magic carpet to the top of a snow-covered hill, and zoom down with a smile on your cool getaway! While ice skating with friends, viewing ice sculptures at the Fire & Ice Chili Cookoff, and sipping local wine fireside are great ways to enjoy the coolest time of year in the Blue Ridge Mountains, snow tubing in North Georgia has to be our personal favorite pastime in winter.
Unlike skiing or snowboarding at ski resorts and ski areas or snowshoeing on frozen trails, almost any age can participate in snow tubing sessions, making it an inclusive and fun way to spend time with family and friends in the snow. There are a couple of places to enjoy winter activities and go snow tubing in North Georgia, and we have the inside scoop. Best of all, you can add to your Appalachian experience at a cozy cabin with mountain views, a steamy hot tub, and a crackling fireplace!
As cool winter winds begin to chill North Georgia, Margaritaville at Lanier Islands welcomes back Snow Island and transforms Parrot Mountain into Blizzard Mountain! This gigantic snow tubing hill is one of the longest and steepest in all of North America — measuring 575 long and 8 stories high.
Along with snow tubing in North Georgia, this unique park offers ice skating at Frosty’s Ice Rink and snow play at Snowball Alley. Glide around the ice skating rink with your partner and make the perfect snowball, snow angel, or snow fort with the whole family.
More Things to Do
After enjoying snowy fun at this winter wonderland, make s’mores around the firepits, enjoy carnival rides, walk through the Lights Spectacular show, and stop by the Tipsy Snowman for a wintry buzz!
Before snow tubing down Blizzard Mountain, grab tickets to Snow Island online. You can get a day or season pass or a ticket sheet to redeem exactly what you want. Remember you will also need to pay a gate fee of $20 to enter the Lanier Islands (voided with a season pass).
- Individual Ticket: $2.50
- Ticket Sheet: $45
- Day Pass: $40-50 (child, senior, military, group, and family discounts available)
- All-Access Day Pass: $55-60 (family discount available)
- Season Pass: $100
Address & Contact
7650 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA 30518
Snow tubing in North Georgia must include Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park! With enough snow to span roughly 5 football fields, you can expect tons of winter fun for the whole family at this snow tubing park. Snow Mountain typically opens in late November and runs through February.
Snow Tubing Lanes
Sail down Avalanche Alley that towers 400 feet and features huge tubes to fit the whole family on a super ride! Race down Memorial Lane on a solo or double tube with a friend. Take the small kids to glide down Little Angels Hill or hop aboard the snow-go-round tubing carousel. And enjoy Galactic Snow Tubing — featuring LED lights, music, and lasers for the ultimate nighttime experience!
More Things to Do
Along with super neat North Georgia snow tubing lanes, Stone Mountain Park features a cool mini-golf course, live entertainment and shows, dining, shopping, seasonal events, and the Lasershow Spectacular.
For snow tubing sessions and oh-so-much more, you can purchase tickets or passes to Snow Mountain online. Note: 2021-2022 season has been canceled.
Address & Contact
1000 Robert E. Lee Boulevard
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Get Cozy in a Winter Cabin
Mother Nature grants an occasional light snow every year in North Georgia. And there’s no better place to enjoy the snowfall and snowflakes than at your cozy Blue Ridge Mountain cabin. Whether you’re here to snow tube all day, get away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, or reconnect with loved ones at Christmas in North Georgia, we have a variety of Georgia Cabins for YOU!
Vacation Rental Variety
Budget-friendly, pet-friendly, luxury, family, and large group vacation rentals in Blue Ridge, Ellijay, Big Canoe, and even Marietta await just north of Atlanta. With 70+ rentals and counting, you’ll have plenty of options to fill your wants and needs for your winter stay in the picturesque mountains of North Georgia.
Winter Fun at the Cabin
Gaze at snowcapped peaks, icy rivers, or snowy trees from your log cabin rental. Sip hot cocoa or cider and warm up by a crackling fireplace indoors or in your outdoor lounge. Roast marshmallows around the firepit. Soak tired muscles (after snow tubing) in your relaxing hot tub. And if your North Georgia cabin rental has a hill blanketed in snow, you can go sledding at YOUR cabin!
MORE Cabin Amenities
Additional amenities include game rooms with pool, air hockey, foosball, and arcade classics, big screen TVs, home theaters, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchens, king suites, and convenient locations to more North Georgia attractions — like the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, adventure parks, scenic hiking trails, fudge shops, and Appalachian restaurants.
Make memories with your family and friends — snow tubing in North Georgia and hanging out at your winter cabin!