What is your Winter plan? We have the holidays for the next 30 days or so and then what? Will you hibernate, gain weight and get caught up on every show anyone has recommended to you? Or, will you take part in Winter?

New York State has so much to offer all year round and Winter can be a magical time with attractions like the Ice Castles in Lake George and Chowder Fest coming to Saratoga. There is always skiing and snowboarding but what about something that requires far less athletic ability, what about snow tubing?

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There are several mountains in New York and close by to hit the slopes and enjoy that white powder but this time it would be cool to slide down the mountain on a snow tube. Here are a few area mountains that offer this kind of fun for the whole family.

YouTube.com-Hunter Mountain
YouTube.com-Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain Snow Tubing Park, Hunter, New York 

    • Nearly 1000 feet of slip sliding fun for the whole family.
    • Hours may vary at the Snow Tubing Park due to weather conditions.
    • Space is limited
    • When open tubing runs Fridays from 5pm - 7pm, Saturdays from 10am - 7pm and Sundays from 10am - 3pm
    • Tickets start at $25 per person and that's good for 2 hours

Plattekill Mountain, Roxbury, New York

    • The fiercely independent, privately owned and operated, Ski Plattekill
    • Skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing
    • 38 trails
    • Big mountain terrain and small mountain charm
    • Call 607-326-3500

West Mountain, Queensbury, New York

    • 4 and older are welcome to tube
    • Projected to open Christmas Eve (12/24/2022)
    • 4 upper lanes
    • 6 lower lanes
    • Check HERE for tickets and additional info

9 Places to Go Snow Tubing in New York

Drone Captures Images of the Breathtaking Lake George Ice Castles

Many in our area are excited for another season in the Adirondacks and the Lake George Ice Castles. Set to open for the season later this Winter, this year's exhibit
the Ice Castles will be expanded and enhanced in year two, and some of the significant additions include, an ice bar, whimsical winter characters for meet-and-greets, and new light features according to Town officials.

This magical display debuted last winter in the ADKs and is set to open later this year, and weather permitting, it will run through the entire 2023 Winter Season.
Check out these spectacular drone photos taken above the Lake George Ice Castles by the Adirondack Drone Company in Crowne Point. These images were taken last winter and showcase the sheer, sparkling beauty of these icy gems - quickly becoming one of Upstate's most-beloved attractions.

Albany's Top 10 Snowiest Winters Of All Time [RANKED]

Another Upstate New York winter is upon us. And while it is popular for forecasters to predict a cold and snowy winter ahead, how much snow would it actually take to make it an all-time winter when it comes to big a big snowfall total for the season? In the average winter, the National Weather Service (NWS_ says we get 59.2 inches of snow in Albany. We will have to crush that number this winter for the season ahead to make this NWS top 10 list of our snowiest Albany winters on record.

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