Sunday, January 15, 2012

Banff Mt.Norquay: Tubing Fun!

Long time ago, when DaddyO and I were young, kids went tobogganing down any hill around. Really though, as good as the hill was, if you could not walk up it over and over again, the day was lost. Especially if your parents weren't going to drag your butts back up the hill. Sigh. Tobogganing is hard.

Well, around here we have some pretty nice mountains. Of course you can ski down these mountains standing if you like, but some people (like me) prefer it more... you know, sitting on their (my) butts. Introducing, Mount Norquay in Banff, Alberta, Canada.



Heading to the rope tow to take us up the hill!






We had a super day, despite the -20C temperatures. If you were wearing a balaclava on the tubing hill today, you would not have looked silly. Only   S-M-A-R-T!   Speed + Snow spray in face + -20C equals COLD! However, it was a day of smiles and "YAY- it's my turn again!"

If you live in the Calgary area, Banff Mt. Norquay has loads of winter fun! It did cost us some moola ($58 for a family of 4), but it certainly was an experience and a really nice day of NOT dragging the kids back up the hill.   (Plus, you speed down the hill really, really, fast!)  Your kids must be 42"inches in height and 4 years old to participate.

*Tip: You must always go down the hill in your own tube.  No matter the age.  However, you may go down doubles and hold onto the other tube.  If the riders weights are too different however, it is safer to go down the hill separately.*


Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Even I could do that, if my blood didn't freeze first !

Jenny Hill said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun! I will have to remember to do that when Little Boy gets old enough.

Teena in Toronto said...

Looks like a lot of fun! There are a couple places outside Toronto that have it too. I'll have to try it out.

sharon said...

We took the boys tubing last year and it was SO MUCH FUN!!! Unfortunately this year we've had no snow so it's put a damper on any kind of sledding. I'm hoping we'll get at least a little bit of snow before winter ends.

Being Tazim said...

wow—looks like a blast! Not too bad a price for 4 people. :)

Bits of Bee said...

Great pictures! I live about 15 minutes away from a local ski hill and I always forget about the family tubing fun! Your post makes me want to hit the slopes with my kids too!