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Snow Tubing at Orange County Park Scheduled to Open

  |   January 4, 2012  |  Comment

January 6 Launch Projected, Weather Permitting

If you’re looking for great cold weather fun for the whole family check out snow tubing at Orange County’s Thomas Bull Memorial Park this winter. Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana and Commissioner Richard L. Rose of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation are pleased to announce that the Orange County Snow Tubing & Winter Sports Park is scheduled to open Friday, January 6, conditions permitting. The park is situated in the Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Route 416, Montgomery.

The 800 foot snow tubing hill features two cable lifts, groomed lanes, and specially designed tubes built for a speedy, thrilling ride. The fee is $13 per County resident for a 1 ½ hour tubing session, and $18 for non-County residents. Proof of residency is required at check-in. Tubers must meet a minimum height requirement of 42 inches.

“Snow tubing at Orange County Park has become one of the County’s most popular winter time attractions,” said County Executive Diana. “It’s fun, affordable, and close to home. If you’ve never been, don’t let another winter pass without checking it out. One thrilling run down the hill and you’ll wonder why you waited so long to visit the park in winter. Best of all, you get  a lift back up the hill!” added Mr. Diana.

The park also features an ice skating rink, sledding hill, and cross-country ski trails. People must provide their own equipment for these free activities which are available as conditions permit.

The Graham M. Skea Lodge, located at the crest of the tubing hill, offers beautiful views of the Hudson Valley and features a concession/restaurant and large stone fireplace – perfect for warming up or watching the tubers. Birthday party packages and youth group bookings are available for snow tubing.

For more information, please contact the Orange County Department of Parks at (845) 457-4949 or 457-4910. E-mails can be sent to [email protected].

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