North of Boston/Merrimack Valley offer all the delights of snow tubing

Amesbury Sports Park

12 South Hunt Road Amesbury, MA Phone: 978-388-5788

Park is exclusively snow tubing; night tubing; lifts; snowmaking

The Amesbury Sports Park has the steepest snow tubing hill in New England, with 6 to 10 tubing lanes open, depending on conditions. The hills are serviced by a conveyor belt lift that guests stand on and ride to the top, and a handle tow lift. Night tubing under lights is offered all season. Children must be at least 4 years old to tube. “Ride the Frozen Rapids” opens in January 2011 and up to 10 people to board a white water raft and zip down the hill. Snowmaking ensures coverage. Hours: Thursdays and Fridays, 3:30 to 9 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Nashoba Valley Ski Area

179 Great Road Littleton, MA Phone: 978-692-3033

Tubing park open daily and nightly

This winter sports area is less than one hour's drive from Boston. The tubing park is located at 179 Great Road, Littleton. Snow tubing park with 15 lanes is open daily and nightly. Hours: Hours: Weekdays, 1 to 10 p.m.; weekends, holidays and holiday weeks, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fees: 2-hour ticket, $30; 6-pack, $150. Six packs re valid Monday-Thursday, non-holidays.
Everything Else -- The tubing park also consists of an on-site lodge, with snack bar and TV. Check out The Overlook Restaurant & Bar.