Frequently Asked Questions

Is tubing hard to do?

No experience is needed, just hop in your tube and enjoy the ride.

How old do you have to be to tube?

The Activity Barn does not allow children under two.  We also require that all children under the age of 6 years of age be accompanied by an adult at all times. This is important, as most children will need assistance at the bottom of the hill – getting out of the tube, walking safely and in a timely manner away from the lanes, and in the right direction of the tube lift.

Can more than one person ride on a tube?

No, only one (1) person per tube is allowed. Under the appropriate surface conditions, we do allow several tubes to “link” together. For children 6 and under, one (1) parent will be allowed to tube with their child while holding the handle of their child’s tube.  (NOTE: The parent should be in the lead tube and the child behind for appropriate safety measures).

Can my child ride on my lap?

We do not allow more than one person in a tube.  What we do allow is for the parent to hold onto their child’s tube as they go up the lift, and again if they so desire for the ride down.

Do you have tubes for multiple people?

No, this season we do not have family/multiple people tubes available.

How big are your tubes?

Our tubes are 41” wide on the outside and 20” wide on the inside

How do I get back up the hill after my tube ride?

Once you get to the lift, all you need to do is sit back on your tube and enjoy the ride.  Our operators will hook you up and send you to the top where your tube will automatically detach from the lift.

Can I bring my own sled or tube?

We do not allow personal sleds or tubes to be used on our tube hill. Tube rental is included in the ticket price for a tubing session.

Are Helmets required?

No.  Never a bad idea to have, but not required.

How should I dress for snow tubing?

You should dress for snow with waterproof clothing. Warm clothing including long underwear, gloves or mittens, hat or headband, jacket and ski/snow pants should be worn.

It is highly recommended that you stay away from wearing cotton clothing (jeans, sweatshirts, sweatpants, etc.) next to your skin, because it will absorb sweat and snow and make you cold.

Remember that the sun exposure could be a problem so be sure to use sunscreen and eye protection.

Tubing participants are asked to wear hiking boots or waterproof shoes. For safety reasons, ski boots and hard shell boots are prohibited.

If you forgot any clothing items, there are gloves, hats, goggles and handwarmers available for sale in the yurt.

Can I wear Hard Ski or Snowboard Boots?

No, HARD Ski or Snowboard boots are too dangerous; not only for the person wearing them, but also for the people that might be hit by them. SOFT Snowboard Boots are generally okay to tube with, but please be advised they can be refused by the Activity Barn manager if he/she feels it poses a danger.

How Safe is Tubing?

As with any winter activity, there is a chance for injury.  For safety purposes, the tubing employee will inform you when it is safe to start tubing—which is after the tubing lane is clear.  Exit the tubing lane in a timely manner so the tuber behind you can be on their way down the hill.  Remember, attendants are there to help you.

Does the weather affect the tubing ride?

Yes, the weather can affect the type of ride you get down the lanes, so check the current conditions report and see if the conditions promote slow or fast tubing and take your pick! Colder conditions promote a faster tubing surface and warmer conditions will promote a slower tubing surface.  During slower tubing times, it is more likely you will be allowed to “link” tubes with other people in your group.  Under faster tubing conditions, tube “linking” will not be allowed (Children 6 & under and parents are the exception). Please be aware that surface conditions can change very quickly; especially when the sun goes down. It is possible tube “linking” will both be allowed and not allowed during your tubing session.

How long is the wait?

The wait depends on the day’s attendance.  You can check our website under current conditions where we will post daily about both snow conditions and whether or not we have any large groups scheduled for the day.  You can find that here:

Do tubing sessions ever sell out?

Currently, we do not limit the amount of tubing sessions on the hill.  We advise that folks consider what they want out of their tubing experience if they see large crowds on the hill.  If you want to enjoy the energy and fun that a large group provides, we welcome you to join in.  If it is extremely busy, we do ask customers to share tubes by passing them up the line of customers waiting to get on the lift.  As you get closer to the loading, a tube will be passed to you.

If this doesn’t sound like your kind of gig, we tend to be less busy on Fridays and Sundays. You can also check our website under current conditions where we will post daily about both snow conditions and if we have any large groups scheduled for the day.  You can find that here:

Is There a Place to Warm Up?

Yes, we have a fireplace inside the yurt to get that feeling back into your toes!

How Close is the Parking Lot?

You could throw a snowball from your car to the bottom of the lift.  That does not mean to try it when you show up…Snowballs are not allowed on the hill.

Can I watch My Kids without a Ticket?

Absolutely!  However, we offer no guarantee that you wouldn’t want to join in the fun!

Are there any food or drinks available?

Yes, but it is limited.  We have hot chocolate, coffee, cider, water, sodas, etc for sale in the yurt.  As far as food goes, we have snacks like chips, candy and trail mix.

Where can I buy a Tubing Ticket?

You can purchase your ticket when you arrive to the Activity Barn from our Customer Service Agent located in the little red yurt.

If you made a lodging reservation with, American’s Best Value Inn or Super 8 McCall, check with them for a Tubing package.

Groups can plan ahead and contact Michael at or by calling 208-634-4151 ext 142

Can I purchase a tubing pass for the entire season?

Yes!  Check out our season pass rate here:

Season passes are available for sale at the Activity Barn Yurt or online at

Can I pay with a credit card? 

Yes, but be aware that the charge will show up as Brundage Mountain Resort.

How long are the passes good for?

We have 2 hour sessions available with the option to add additional hours onto your time.  We also have season passes available.

Are there senior rates?

No, we do not currently offer senior rates.

Do I need a Reservation?

No, no reservation is required.   Our ticketing system allows you to choose when to show up and we’ll start your time 10 minutes from the purchase of your ticket.  This handy little grace period allows for you to get bundled up, grab your tube and be on your way to fun.

However, if you have a large group (at least 20), contact our Group Salesperson, Michael at or 208-634-4151 or 208-634-4151 ext142.

Can I pre-purchase tubing tickets for my family over the phone?

Currently, we do not allow pre-purchase of tickets unless you are part of a large group (20+).  If so, contact Michael Hayes at or by calling 208-634-4151 ext. 142

If you are visiting from out of town and have booked lodging through, Americas Best Value Inn or Super 8 McCall, be sure to ask about their tubing packages!

Do I Have To Sign Anything?

We do require that everyone sign a liability release waiver. A parent/guardian is required to sign for anyone under 18. You can save time by printing and signing your waiver in advance.(pdf)

Where is the Activity Barn located?

From Highway 55 in McCall; West on Deinhard Ln.; South on Mission St; West on Moonridge Rd and continue for .6 of a mile.  Activity Barnwill be on your left.  For a map, click here:

What are the holiday dates for snow tubing?

For the 2013/2014 season, we are scheduled to be open during the week for winter break from December 22-January 5 (weather permitting) and for winter carnival January 24 through February 2.  For the hours, check out our Hours of operation page here:

When does the Activity Barn open for the season?

Depending on snow conditions, we tend to open middle to late December.

When does the Activity Barn close for the season?

Our season typically lasts through March, snow permitting of course.

How do I plan a group outing at the Activity Barn?

Groups can plan ahead and contact Michael at or by calling 208-634-4151 ext 142

Do you have a lost and found?

We do!  You will find several lone gloves hanging out in our Lost and Found, located in our little red Yurt.

What are the operating hours?

You can check out our hours here:

Are pets allowed at the Activity Barn?

As much as we love animals, we do not allow any pets around the area.  If you bring pets, we ask that you leave them in the car, both for the safety of your beloved Fido, but for all of our guests as well.

How do I apply for a job at the Activity Barn?

Fill out an application online at, or send your resume to