5673 Bryant Hill Road, Ellicottville, NY
This is a change of venue as Colden Tubing has closed.
Tubing is fun for everyone; all you have to do is sit down, hang on and experience the exhilaration of pure winter fun! The Tubing Park has up to 22 lanes that are 900 feet long and drop 100 feet in vertical, plus 2 handle tows to pull you back up the hill! The Holiday Valley Tubing Company is located on Rt. 242, just 4 miles from Holiday Valley on the north side of Ellicottville. A FREE shuttle service to and from Holiday Valley is available every two hours during operating hours. Pickup is at the Resort Services Center. The Holiday Valley Tubing Company will open January 16 through March 20, 2016. According to Snow Tubing Source, the Holiday Valley Tubing Company is the fifth largest park in the US!
What to wear tubing
Tubing can be rather chilly and it makes it a much more enjoyable experience if you dress for the weather. You can bundle yourself up like the Michelin Man or take advantage of the new technology in outdoor wear. The goal is to stay warm and dry, so cotton (gets cold and wet) is not recommended.
Dress in layers with a wicking layer close to your skin, a polarfleece sweater and waterproof/windproof jacket on top. Wear flannel pajamas or long underwear under insulated water resistant pants on the bottom. On your feet, wear wool socks and comfortable insulated boots (not ski boots) that can be securely fastened. Wear a close fitting hat that won’t fall off as you’re sliding. Goggles and a scarf or neck warmer aren’t a bad idea if it is snowing or especially cold. Mittens are warmer than gloves, and make sure they are insulated and waterproof. Hats, gloves, neckwarmers and handwarmers are available at the Tubing Company, along with some fun logo’d sweatshirts and t-shirts.
I will bring a Gas(too cold for butane) stove for hot chocolate.
Afterwards: To be decided late, but probably somewhere in Ellicottville.