Helpful Tips

Planning Your Trip to Hawksnest

As one of the premier winter activities in Western North Carolina and the surrounding region, we strongly recommend making advanced reservations for snow tubing. We typically sell out in advance for weekends and holidays.

Once you have reserved and paid for your online tickets, you will receive a confirmation email. Please review your confirmation to ensure that you have booked the correct number of tickets and that your tickets are for the right day and session time.

Make Advanced Reservations

The winter is a busy season for our area so we also recommend visitors make advanced travel plans and lodging arrangements.

Visit Our Cafe & Gift Shop

During your visit, make sure to check out our onsite cafe and gift shop! Our cafe menu includes light snacks and baked goods, including giant cookies, muffins, mini doughnuts, soft pretzels, and pizza slices. We also offer a variety of hot drinks and coffee, as well as locally brewed craft beer!

And don’t forget to drop by our gift shop and grab a unique souvenir to remember your visit or last-minute necessities such as beanies and gloves.

Tips for Traveling to Hawksnest

Hawksnest Snow Tubing Park is located between Boone and Banner Elk, North Carolina, and is accessible by NC Hwy 105. Typically, the road up to our park and the main roads in our surrounding area are well-maintained throughout the winter months. If you have concerns about traveling, please reach out to our customer service team for updates on road conditions.

Arrive in Advance

We recommend arriving 30 minutes before your snow tubing session begins. This will allow enough time to park, check in, and use the restroom before your session begins.

Dress For The Weather

Dressing appropriately for tubing is a necessity for safety and comfort! We recommend warm, well-insulated layers with a waterproof outer layer. Winter hats, gloves, and boots are a must! Waterproof footwear is best, as your shoes and feet are likely to be wet and cold without them.

Please note, that while we do have a variety of winter hats, gloves, and snow pants for sale in our gift shop, all sizes are not guaranteed. We do not have any winter footwear for sale and no longer offer snow bib rentals due to COVID-19 precautions.

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