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Snow Tubing At Bear Creek Lodge! "Forget the rest, tube the best"
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03/31/23  Update  >>  MORE SNOW IS COMING... We have incredible snowpack for spring snowtubing, but we have run out of tubers!  There is still over 2 feet of snow on the hill that Bruce keeps grooming to perfection.  Our last session of the season will be 11 - 1 PM on April Fools Day (4/1).  We will add an extra session if there is adequate demand or you guarantee 20 guests in your group.  This is your last opportunity to use tubing certificates or gift cards that expire at the end of the 2022 - 2023 .  Call the lodge if you need help rebooking unused 2022-2023 tickets, tubing certificates, or gift cards!

VOLLEYBALL TEAMS VISTIMG SPOKANE THIS WEEKEND:  We can arrange snowtubing sessions on Thursday/Friday after 3 PM, and Saturday/Sunday after your games have been played.  We have lights for evening tubing.  The lodge can arrange a spaghetti feed for your group with advance notice. 

Start times, public session availability and online booking may be found by clicking the orange Book Snow Tubing button in the upper right corner of this web page.   Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled session in order to get your full time on the snowtubing hill.  Double check your reservation and our Terms Of Service before purchasing tickets.  All non-private reservations will be online this year. 

01/10/23 UPDATE   >>  This webpage is very thorough and addresses nearly 20 years of questions.  This entire section was reviewed and verified as correct/complete on 01/10/23.  Please use it as a resource before calling the lodge.  Patrons and guests will receive the same answers over the phone.

Please note that all non-private reservations will be online this year.  Private snowtubing using the Friends and Family Package must still be booked via telephone.  Be advised that 2021-2022 snowtubing gift cards and certificates expired last spring when we closed for the year. 

After 01/03/23, the tubing hill will operate on weekends, holidays, Friday nights, and privately during non-public sessions for the remainder of 2022-2023 season.  Public sessions reservation should be made online after 11/28/22.

New pricing, sign-up procedures, group packages and policies due to the Covid-19 pandemic have been updated.  These changes supersede all previous announcements.   Please understand that the changes are intended to improve the safety of our operation for both our guests and our employees.

WE  HAVE  SWITCHED  TO  ONLINE  RESERVATIONS  ONLY.  Our general operating schedule for the 2022-2023 season is posted below.  Credit card and debit pricing for a session is $25 per ticket.    As before, tickets are discounted to $24 each with cash payment.  

The Friends and Family Package may now be booked for sessions starting after 6 PM on weekends and holidays.  Call 509-238-9114 to book group events outside the posted times for public sessions.    Private and/or midweek sessions must still be booked by telephone.

"Why snow tube at Bear Creek Lodge?"
* Closest snow tubing to Spokane with easy access on SR 206 at Mile Marker 15
* Our tubing hill is 90 feet high and nearly 800 feet long - largest in the Inland Northwest
* There is a rope tow to pull guests back to the launch point
* The hill is well lit for night operations
* This private facility is located just outside Mt. Spokane State Park
* No Discover or Snow-Park Passes are required for access to Bear Creek Lodge
* Easy, well maintained winter access by WSDOT with no steep mountain travel
* Excellent parking with no shuttle service required
* Snowmaking capability assures early opening with plenty of snow
* Enjoy fun, fast tubing on "The Berm" and "The Bowl"
* Better tubing features without "boring" lanes
* The hill has a long, safe run-out at the bottom
* Less crowded because sessions capped at 65 tubers
* The resort is focused on snow tubing
* Good food, hot coco, and cold beer served in a friendly lodge atmosphere

Remember, it's more exciting and more fun on the BIG ONE !!!

General Snow Tubing Information

Advance reservations are suggested, particularly during Christmas break and holiday weekends.  We cap the number of guests on the tubing hill at 65 per session, so "unscheduled extras" in your group may be waiting for the next available session.  We do not "share tubes" between multiple participants (so please do not ask). 

Snowtubing tickets are $24 (cash) or $25 (credit or debit card) per person for a 1½ hour session.  The cost of the ticket includes the use of our snow tubes and rope tow.  All snowtubers, including children under 42 inches and three year olds. are the same price.  Children 2 and under are free, but must ride with a paid adult.  Minors under 42 inches must ride with a paid adult.  All tubers under 100 pounds must ride on the smaller forest green tubes (no exceptions).  Starting times for public sessions, as well as additional snow tubing information, are discussed below.  Private group sessions and private birthday sessions (outside our normal operating times) may be booked "space available" using the Friends and Family Package.  

Online reservations are easy to make.  The safe and secure system is provided by FareHarbor.  Please follow the prompts when making your reservations.  The cash payment option is still available.  Please note that your card will be charged $1 for each cash ticket purchased and the full amount of your reservation will be authorized.  This secures our payment in the event of a "no show".  At check-in, you will be responsible for the $24 cash per ticket that has been reserved.  Reservations held or booked online indicates acceptance of all terms and conditions posted on this website.

Credit and debit card transactions are processed at the time of booking.  Reservations may not be decreased or have the session time changed once booked.  Cancellation of reservations due to Covid requires a doctor's verification and does not include your entire party.  Individual snowtubing reservations cancelled due to Covid will be manually issued a gift certificate that will be valid after Presidents Day (2/20/23) until the close of the 2022-2023 season.  Unused, previous season reservation certificate(s) are no longer valid.  They had to be used during the season in which they were issued.  The old certificates have no cash value. 

Private tubes, sleds, sliding devices, snowboards, skis, and other similar equipment are not allowed anywhere on property owned and operated by Bear Creek Lodge.  We are strictly a snow tubing operation.

The first session of the day is designated “Early Bird” and is highly recommended for small groups, birthday parties, and young children. The 10 AM - Noon and 6 - 8 PM sessions (when available) are considered "value sessions" as they each have an extra half hour of snowtubing.

Registration is currently upstairs (on the restaurant/bathroom level) due to staffing issues.  Sign-in begins 45 minutes prior to the start of the session.  To speed up registration, we suggest that you download and properly fill out the Liability Release Form prior to arrival.  Please note that the form has two pages to print, particularly if you are using a phone or tablet.  The individual presenting final payment assumes all liability that the information presented on the Liability Release Form is true and correctly filled out.

The 4:30 - 6 PM and 6 - 8 PM sessions are an excellent time for large groups to book on the tubing hill.  Please refer to our Family & Friends Package for private time on the hill after 6 PM).  A single payment is required for all group pricing.  Catering for group events includes cornbread and chili or a pasta feed.  These are currently the only group catering menu options offered during the 2022 - 2023 season. 
2022 - 2023 Regular Season Snow Tubing Schedule
Regular Operating Schedule 10:00 - 12:00 Early Bird Two Hour Public Session
(Saturday/Sunday/Holidays) 12:00 - 1:30 Regular Public Session
NOTE:  Times vary in March 1:30 - 3:00 Regular Public Session
3:00 - 4:30 Regular Public Session
TBD - Check for availability 4:30 - 6:00 Regular Public Session
TBD - Check for availability 6:00  - 8:00 Available For Private Session Only
TBD - Check for availability 8:00 - 10:00 Previous Session Must Fill First

TERMS OF SERVICE:   We book out most sessions, so plan to pay for all of the online reservation billed to or guaranteed by your credit/debit card.  "Colds", sports/work/family conflicts, and specifically weather conditions and late airplanes are not reasons to cancel existing reservations.  If our guys can work in it, you can tube in it...  "Covid" cancellations (with doctor's verification) will be issued individual gift certificates (not for the whole group) that are valid after the President's Day (2/20/23) through the end of the 2022-2023 season.  This is the same policy as last year.  


"No shows" will be charged the full amount of their reservation.  Presentation of your credit card number via phone or online guarantees purchase of the designated snow tubing session, as well as authorization to charge your card.  Disputes regarding the number of tubers present through the credit card issuer will result in an additional $100 surcharge.  Plan to arrive at least forty-five minutes before your start time to fill out liability release forms and make payment.  Late arrivals pay the same price as those receiving their full, allotted time.  Please be aware that reservations not picked up within thirty minutes of the start of any scheduled session may be released to walk-up customers without reimbursement. 

Click here to download a Liability Release Form.  Parents or guardians must sign for each under age participant listed on the form.  Each participant must be listed on a separate line with the parent's or guardian's signature and date clearly written to the right of each entry.  Do not sign across the lines to indicate responsibility for multiple under age participants.  Incomplete or improperly filled out forms may delay access to the snow tubing hill.

Birthday parties are welcome on the tubing hill.  No outside food or drinks - except commercially prepared birthday cakes - are allowed in the lodge per the health department. 

Please call the lodge at 509-238-9114 to confirm session times and make snow tubing reservations.

Thanks again for supporting Bear Creek Lodge!

Page Updated On 03-31-2023