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CLOSED Wednesday, December 16

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Hawksnest will be CLOSED today, Wednesday, December 16 for inclement weather. We are anticipating reopening tomorrow for our 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, and 4PM sessions. Anyone who has prepurchased snow tubing or ziplining tickets for today will be getting a call from us to reschedule or receive a full refund.

Hope everyone keeps safe out there today, we’ll get back at it tomorrow!

No 6PM Sessions Tuesday, December 15 – Thursday, December 17

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Starting today, Tuesday, December 15 – Thursday, December 17 we will be canceling our 6PM sessions. We have a great window in the forecast this week for nighttime snow making, so we plan on taking full advantage of it! Our 6PM sessions will resume on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of this week.

At this time, we have 2 of our 4 snow tubing areas open, with 11 lanes in total. We are hoping to have all 4 tubing areas open by this weekend. We will keep you posted!

Don’t forget we are open for ziplining all of this week as well! You can visit to make reservations online or give us a call at (828) 963-6561 to make same-day reservations over the phone.

Monday, December 14: Rain, rain, go away!

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Due to warmer temperatures and rain, we will be closed today for both snow tubing and ziplining. We are anticpating re-opening tomorrow, Tuesday December 15 for our normal, scheduled session times at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm.

For anyone who has pre-purchased tickets, we will be calling to issue you a full refund or reschedule you to a later date.

Friday, December 11 – Sunday, December 13

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Today 2 of our 4 snow tubing areas are open, with 11 snow tubing lanes in total. Today’s warmer temperatures will make for some slower conditions. We have sessions today starting at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

It’s going to be a beautiful day for ziplining! We have our 4-cable Snow Bird tour available for $40 per person. Give us a call to book your reservation over the phone.

Although our coffee shop and restaurant are closed this season, our friends at Village in Pizza Parlor are here serving up some delicious personal pizzas and hot chocolate from their food truck here in our parking lot. Check them out while you’re here today!

And We’re OPEN!

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We are officially open for snow tubing! Weather permitting we are planning on being open today, tomorrow and Sunday. As of now, we are SOLD OUT for our 10am, 12pm, and 2pm sessions tomorrow, Saturday, December 5th.

We will also be open for ziplining all weekend! You can make zipline reservations online at Just make sure to book our 4-cable Snow Bird Tour!

Next week we will only be open for snow tubing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Starting Monday, December 14th we will be open for snow tubing and ziplining 7 days a week.

Don’t forget – due to COVID-19 we are requiring all visitors to wear a protective face covering so please plan accordingly! Thank you for your support in keeping our guests and employees as safe as possible this winter season!


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Our opening day has been DELAYED. Unfortunately, the weather has not allowed us to begin making snow at this time. Although there are some colder days in the forecast for the coming week, we will not be able to get enough snow down for us to be ready to open up on Thanksgiving Weekend.

For everyone who has pre-ordered tickets for Friday, November 27 – Sunday, November 29 you will have the option to reschedule your reservations to a later date OR receive a full refund. We will be sending out emails to everyone individually in the next several days, so you can reach out to us via email or over the phone to reschedule your reservations or process your refund.

Feel free to reach out to us at (828) 963-6561 or email us at about your Thanksgiving Weekend Reservations.

For now, we are shooting for the first weekend of December to get things rolling! Until then, don’t forget our zipline is still open 7 days a week!

Think snowy thoughts and send some cold weather our way, folks!


Online Ticket Sales Have Been Delayed!

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Sorry for the delay, folks!

We are having some technical issues with our website and online reservations system which has delayed our online ticket sales. We are working with our website development team to resolve these issues and get our online ticket sales up and going ASAP! We are hoping to have our ticket sales available within the next day or so.

Stay tuned! Thank you for your patience everyone.

Snow Tubing Tickets Are On Sale November 1st!

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We are excited to announce our 2020/2021 Snow Tubing Tickets will be ON SALE starting November 1st!

At this time, it’s still somewhat uncertain when our season will officially begin. That will be dependent on the weather and when we are actually able to start making snow, but we are shooting for the last two weekends of November.

If you purchase tickets for a day that we end up not being able to open for, you will be issued a refund for those tickets.

Because we are operating at limited capacity this year due to COVID, we strongly recommend purchasing advanced tickets for snow tubing. We are anticipating selling out more frequently than in years past.

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2020/2021 Snowtubing UPDATE

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We’ve had a lot of folks reaching out recently about our 2020/2021 Snow Tubing Season. While things have been a little uncertain for everyone this year in light of everything surrounding COVID, we wanted to give everyone an update about Hawksnest. At this time we ARE planning to open for snow tubing this season! We spent this summer replacing and upgrading our snowmaking operations and are anticipating a great season.


We have not set an official opening date for our snow tubing season, as that will be dependent on the weather. Typically we shoot for Thanksgiving Weekend, but we will have a better idea of when our season will start as we get through October and head into November. Please feel free to check back with us, as we will be posting updates as things progress.


As of now we have not opened our online ticket sales for the season, but are tentatively planning to do so in early November. Advanced reservations for our snow tubing are strongly recommended this year!


For now, we are still open for ziplining 7 days a week! If you are interested in ziplining you can give us a call or make reservations via the website.


Happy Fall, all!

Closed for the season

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Thank you for everyone who came out this season. We appreciate your support. We will be working hard this summer to make next year even better.

Zipline tours will be available daily, weather permitting.