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Pigeon Forge Snow Review
Last weekend we went out of town for a quick getaway to Gatlinburg, TN with friends. We vacation there several times a year and always look forward to new attractions that pop up between trips. I was especially intrigued when I saw the brand new, Pigeon Forge Snow. Since our kids are varying ages, we thought it would be a fun afternoon treat for everyone. Since I’ve been pregnant twice the past four years, I haven’t been able to participate in many different activities with my family. I was super pumped to join in as I love snow tubing. It had been ten years since my last snow tubing adventure. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after enjoying several hours there, I wanted to share my Pigeon Forge Snow review.
Pigeon Forge Snow is the first indoor year round snow tubing attraction of its kind in America that offers real snow made from 100% water without any additives. You can come anytime without making reservations, which is nice while on vacation. We don’t like to commit to a tight schedule when we are vacationing. We ended up going around dinner time after a late lunch from 6 pm to 8 pm, and it was perfect timing because we barely had to wait at all. You can either purchase your tickets online or when you walk in the door.
There is no specialized equipment needed other than the tube that is provided. You simply grab your tube and head up the automatic incline that carries you to the top. From there you stand in line and choose one of the open slots. It was super fun to go down with friends so that we could race against each other. The minimum height is 38 inches, although I felt that our 3 year old, who met the height requirements, was too small for the big hills. Thankfully, they have an area where she played in the snow and she was perfectly content the entire time we were there.
The snow hills were bigger and faster than I expected! As you can tell by the look of sheer joy on my oldest daughter’s face and our friend behind here we had an absolute blast.
My son had a blast as well. We had a group of 10 with us of all ages from parents, teen, tween, elementary, toddler, and babies. It was a great attraction for everyone. The babies napped most of the time so they were very content while we were there. I appreciated the fact that the viewing areas were stroller friendly as this is not always the case. While you are tubing photographers, take pictures that are available for purchase afterward. Our pics were so much fun; I couldn’t resist buying them all on a flash drive. If you want to feel like a kid again and forget the worries of this life, there is nothing but excitement as you snow tube down the hills at Pigeon Forge Snow.
Although it is around 65 degrees year-round inside, next time we will bring shoes that are more accommodating to play in the snow for the littles. You certainly don’t need full winter attire, but open toed shoes do get rather cold when walking around in the snow. While we were active tubing down the hills, I was comfortable in a t-shirt, ankle jeans, and sandals, but when I sat down with the babies, I did get a tiny bit chilly. I will say that I do get cold easily as my hubby was comfortable the entire time we were there. I was glad that we didn’t need to bring coats, gloves, hats, etc. for everyone as with a family of 6, all of that can be very overwhelming. For my family, Pigeon Forge Snow the perfect way to enjoy the snow without having to lug all of our snow gear out of town.
All in all, we loved Pigeon Forge Snow and would go back again and again in any kind of weather. If you are thinking about visiting, check out their FAQ’s as I thought they were beneficial to answer my questions.