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Gateway Parks: The Treasure Valley’s Greatest Local Snow Tubing Hill

Last updated December 01, 2022 by Totally Boise

A snowy adventure doesn't have to entail a day trip or miles on the car. We have our own premier snow tubing park right here in the Valley, allowing locals to “ride where you reside!". Located in Eagle Island State Park, Gateway Parks offers the ultimate snow tubing experience, holiday magic, and fun for the entire family.

Affordable Fun for the Whole Family

Gateway Parks is no newbie to the Treasure Valley. The community-oriented company, owned and operated by Idaho locals, has been in business for 10 years. Open Wednesday through Sunday,(open every day from Dec 19-Jan 3 for winter break - not sure how you want to include that) the park creates affordable opportunities for kids of all ages to enjoy snow tubing without the hassle of visiting a large recreational snow area. Looking for a fun holiday break activity? Gateway Parks is open every day of the week from December 19 - January 3rd, and the park is even open on holidays!

Weekday Passes: $25 Regular or $20 Twilight Discount.

Weekend/Holiday Passes: $30 Regular or $25 Twilight Discount.

Season Passes: $189

Parents, don’t think the fun is only for the kids! Join in on the snowy fun, or enjoy drinks, snacks, and a cozy fire pit at the base of the hill. This is a fun-only experience! You won’t have to drag the little ones up and down the hill; Gateway Parks has a magic carpet that shuttles riders (and their tubes) up and down the hill!

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Gateway Parks Snow Tubing | Totally Boise
Gateway Parks Snow Tubing | Totally Boise

Snow Tubing with Santa & Mrs. Claus

The kids aren’t the only ones taking over the sled hill this winter. Catch Santa and Mrs. Claus at Gateway Parks every weekend leading up to Christmas Eve and snap a FREE photo with them - you don’t even need to purchase a tubing ticket!

As if Gateway Parks wasn’t already calling your name, this year Crumbl Cookies will be donating free mini cookies and gift cards on select days.

Free Crumbl Cookies: December 2nd, 3rd, 9th (while supplies last)

Free Cookie Gift Cards: December 10th (while supplies last)

Gateway Parks Snow Tubing | Totally Boise
Gateway Parks Snow Tubing | Totally Boise
Gateway Parks Snow Tubing | Totally Boise

Group Fun on the Snow Run

If you are hunting for a fun, seasonal party, look no further than Gateway Parks! With a prime location and reasonable distance from anywhere in the Treasure Valley, Gateway Parks welcomes groups big and small to enjoy a day on the slope.

Are you planning a birthday or a company party? Gateway Parks offers group session discounts! Each session is an hour and a half, providing tons of time for several trips down the hill. The site also offers a covered picnic area that can be used for gifts, cakes, or belongings.

Have a group large enough to occupy the whole park? You can inquire about private events and renting the whole hill. Now talk about a party!

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Gateway Parks Snow Tubing | Totally Boise
Gateway Parks Snow Tubing | Totally Boise

Gateway Parks Gives Back

Gateway Parks is truly an Idaho gem. As a community-oriented company, Gateway Parks gives back to the Treasure Valley. A portion of the park’s revenue is used to strengthen the local recreational programs further. And if your high school or college-age kid is looking for a holiday job, Gateway Parks employs over 70 local young adults over the winter months!

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