Adventure Peak for Kids- Tubing and Black Bear Hollow
Jun 01 '15
When my three nephews came to visit me in the summer, we rode the Gondola up to the top. They were definitely awed by the views from the Gondola, but their little jaws dropped to the ground when we approached the base of Heavenly’s tubing hill.
After one lap on the 500-foot-long hill that features a vertical drop of 65 feet, it was quickly dubbed “Super Tubing.” An afternoon of “Super Tubing” was not enough for them, and we returned the next day for a second fun-filled day of tubing. They just couldn’t get enough and still talk about it to this day as their favorite part of their entire trip to Tahoe – besides getting to see their Aunt Sally that is.
Tubing in the summer is by far different from tubing in the winter. While you use the same giant colored rubber tubes, instead of sliding down snow, you glide down a specially-designed tubing surface.
New this summer, Heavenly will conduct a project to re-grade the tubing hill, providing a higher rate of speed for the descent – wahoo! A second lane of summer tubing will also be built, allowing guests to take more spins down the hill. Tubing will open June 26 and will be $10 for three rides.
Sometimes, children just need to run around and unleash some of their young energy. For that, we recommend heading over to Black Bear Hollow. The Black Bear Hollow playground structure is a free activity for children of any age, height or weight and is located a short walking distance behind the Bear Cave building. Nestled in the forest, Black Bear Hollow also provides a learning opportunity for children, with wooden carvings of native animals and informative signs for each.
Either activity, we guarantee your child will sleep on the Gondola ride down.