Fun for all riders 3 years old and older (and 36″ tall), the Whistler Tube Park offers 8 lanes of thrilling slides and no equipment is required! This is one of the best things to do in Whistler with kids, especially if you are not a ski family! You can get the same thrill as those skiing down the mountain, with no ski skills required!
Whistler Snow Tubing with the Family!
The kids absolutely had a blast snow tubing at Whistler and we had the most perfect bluebird day! Markus has tubing in his top three things to do in Whistler!
We went right at opening (which is 11am during the week) and pretty much had the place to ourselves (I think everyone was enjoying the sunshine).
I was surprised at how much of a hike it is to actually get to the tube park. So be prepared. The Whistler Bubly tube park can be accessed by the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola from Whistler Village. We loaded from the exit of the Gondola. There is signage directing you to the tube park line. You do not have to wait in the skiers line (if there is one and this season there have been long ones).
We got off at midstation and then crossed the ski hill towards parking lot 7. There are quite a few stairs to climb to get to the entrance. I am guessing they wanted the tube park high enough to get a decent amount of snow.
We bought a 1-hour pass, but were told we could upgrade to a 2-hour pass later by paying the difference. So ask when you arrive!
Masks are required at all times in the tube park. Our kids wore helmets, but they are not required.
While everyone absolutely had a great time, make sure you are prepared for walking. While there is a carpet to take you up the hill, there is still a decent amount of walking to get from the tube slide exit back to the carpet!
Important Information about the Whistler Tube Park
Things to note: Children under 12 have to be accompanied by an adult. Children between 36″ and 41″ use the mini lanes that are half as long as the full runs. Tickets can only be bought at the Tube Park to manage capacity. Hours are subject to change based on conditions.
What to Wear: Masks are mandatory. Wear warm clothes and dress for the conditions. Snow pants are recommended, as are good winter boots, you will be walking on snow. Helmets are recommended, but not required.
Hours: Weekends and Holidays 10am-6pm, Weekdays 11am-6pm
Pricing for 2020/21: Adults 1 hour $26.50, 2 hours $38.00 | Seniors 1 hour $24.50, 2 hours $35.00, Youth (12-18) 1 hour $24.50, 2 hours $36.00 | Child (7-12) 1 hour $20.50, 2 hours $24.00 | Mini (3-6) 1 hour $15.50, 2 hours $19.00
Whistler Tubing FAQs
The Whistler tube park is located on Blackcomb in the upper village next to parking lot 8. The Bubly tube park can be accessed by the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola from Whistler Village. There is signage at the gondola.
For 2021 the costs are: Adults 1 hour $26.50, 2 hours $38.00 | Seniors 1 hour $24.50, 2 hours $35.00, Youth (12-18) 1 hour $24.50, 2 hours $36.00 | Child (7-12) 1 hour $20.50, 2 hours $24.00 | Mini (3-6) 1 hour $15.50, 2 hours $19.00
Yes you can park at Lot 8. However, the lot is often full during ski times as the parking lot is free. You are better off to take the Blackcomb gondola and walk from the Village.
For 2021 tickets are sold on a first come first served basis from the tube park only. You cannot buy them in advance.
Yes, the tube park requires you to get on the Blackcomb Excalibur gondola. You depart at mid-station and then walk across a ski run and up quite a few stairs (probably over 50). It takes about 20 minutes to get there from the village.
No you do not. You enter the “Bubly Tube Park” lane at the EXIT of the Excalibur Gondola.
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