Loppet Foundation

Snow Tubing


Great fun for the whole family. The new tubing hill at Wirth Park features a riding hill designed specially for family fun, with a tow rope to bring tubers back up to the top of the hill. You bring the warm clothes, we provide the rest.

Start your tubing adventure at “Winter HQ” (Par-3 Building – 1325 Theodore Wirth Parkway). Limited parking is available in the Winter HQ parking lot. Additional parking is available at the main Wirth Chalet parking lot – walk west/south along the parkway to Winter HQ.

Sledding is not allowed on the tubing hill at Wirth Winter Recreation Area. No snowboards, skis, sleds, toboggans, or tubes other than the tubes supplied by The Loppet Foundation are allowed on the hill. Riders must be at least five years of age or 44” tall. Riders under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sessions / Tubing Hours

The Tubing Hill is open during scheduled sessions depending upon conditions. There are times when we need to close the hill due to cold temperatures, wind chill, or icy conditions. We will publish the latest tubing hill status below. For more information about closures please call 612-355-7757.

Saturdays, Weekday Holidays and
Minneapolis School Release Days: *

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursdays & Fridays:
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The tubing hill is groomed between each session.

Latest Tubing Hill Updates:

* Weekday holidays do not include Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The tubing hill closes early on Christmas Eve at 3:00 p.m and is closed Christmas Day.


A limited number of tubing passes are available for each session. Passes can be purchased online up until three hours before the session.

A reserve will always be available for in-person purchase only on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Two-Hour Session: $10
  • Within One Hour of End of Session: $8

Purchase a Tubing Session Pass Online »

Groups, Parties and Corporate Events

Parties may purchase tubing hill passes in advance. These will be available to purchase here online once the tubing hill is open. Group rates are available. Winter Recreation Headquarters may not be reserved, but we do have an outdoor Winter Village with seating and fire pits for a party gathering space. It is also possible to reserve a room in the Chalet. We apologize that this is not more seamless, but this is a transition year for the winter recreation area.

The tubing hill is also available during daytime hours for special corporate events.

Contact Winter Recreation Headquarters at 612-355-7757 or email Bert Jackson at jackson@loppet.org for more information on rates and availability of specific dates.