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Snow Tubing and Sledding

Snow Tubing in Minneapolis ParksSnow Tubing at Wirth Winter Recreation Area

Closed for the season

Wirth Winter Recreation Area offers a tubing hill complete with a tow rope to make getting up the hill quick, comfortable and fun!

Tubing Rates (includes tube rental and tow rope)

Ages 4-17: $8 All ages pay just $5 through the end of the 2014 season!
Ages 18+: $12

For information or group reservations, call 763-522-4584.

Customers are required to use the park’s snow tubes. Children must be at least 4 years old or 42" tall.


Wednesday-Friday: 4-8 pm
Saturday: 10 am-8 pm
Sunday: 10 am-6 pm
Holidays and Minneapolis School Release Days: 10 am-8 pm

Note: To ensure safety during our busiest times (Saturdays and Sundays), tubing hill admission and tube rentals will be available for dedicated time blocks. The admission cost is good for one time block with a discounted rate of $5 available for each additional time block on the same day.

Saturday: 10 am–1 pm, 1:30–4:30 pm, 5–8 pm
Sunday: 10 am–2 pm, 2:30–6 pm


After a day on the hill, warm up and refuel at the bar and grill inside the Wirth Chalet, which offers sandwiches and gyros, burgers, hot dogs, pizza, soup, snacks, and beverages, plus free wireless Internet.

School's Out Camps for Kids

We have a day of fun planned for kids ages 7 and older at the Wirth Winter Recreation Area! Camps include beginner cross-country ski lessons, beginner Learn-to-Ride snowboard instruction, snow tubing, rental equipment, plus lunch and warm refreshments in the Wirth Chalet.

2013/2014 Dates: December 23, 26, 27, 30, 31, January 2, 3, 20, February 17
Registration: Register Online for School's Out Camp

Cancellation: 24 hours' notice is required for School's Out Camp cancellations. Call the Wirth Chalet at 763-522-4584.

Wild Winter Wednesdays

Youth ages 4-17 can take advantage of Wirth’s Wild Winter Wednesdays, from 4-7:45 pm and get a free snow tube and tow rope use. Tubes are available on a first come, first serve basis. Group reservations are not available on Wild Winter Wednesdays.

Call the Wirth Chalet at 763-522-4584 for more information.

Snow Tubing Parties at Wirth

The Wirth Winter Recreation Area is an amazing facility to host snow tubing parties. We offer private banquet facilities, catering services, snow tubing hill, tubes, and tow rope, and free Wi-Fi.

Wirth Winter Recreation Party Packages

Sledding Near Theodore Wirth Park

Sunset Hill is the designated sledding nearest to Wirth Park; it’s located just a half-mile north of the Wirth Winter Recreation Area on Theodore Wirth Parkway at 26th Ave. N in Valley View Park. Admission is free, bring your own sled, snow tube or toboggan. Call 763-522-4584 for more information.

Sledding at Columbia

The designated sledding hill at Columbia Golf Club is one of the steepest hills in northeast Minneapolis. Bring your own sled; snow tube rentals are also available for $5. Concessions are available in the Golf Clubhouse on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and school release days. Call 612-789-2627 for more information.

Voted Best Place to Go Sledding in City Pages

Sledding Safety

The MPRB recognizes that sledding occurs at other parks on an “at your own risk” basis. While some parks are more sled-friendly than others, please exercise caution when using these non-designated sledding areas; never sled toward traffic and avoid hills with trees nearby.

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