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Posted: January 6, 2015

Slip sliding away: Snow tubing parks in Maine

Written by: Shannon Bryan - mainetoday.com editor - sbryan@mainetoday.com

Winter brings with it plenty of ice and snow. We can either curse it (and how it makes us fall down and slide into ditches) or we can embrace it, preferably with a giant tube. Find a place to slide this winter with our roundup of snow tubing parks:

SNOW TUBING PARKS

Black Mountain, 39 Glover Road, Rumford
207-364-8977; skiblackmountain.org
$15 day ticket. Tubing is open. Regular hours are Fridays 5-9 p.m., Saturdays noon-9 p.m. and Sundays noon to 4 p.m.

Eaton Mountain, 89 Lambert Road, Skowhegan
207-474-2666; eatonmountain.com
$13 for three-hour session. Friday 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday noon to 9 p.m., Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Special Friday night 9 p.m. to midnight sessions with bonfires and live music

Mount Abram, 308 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood
207-875-5000; mtabram.com
$15 day ticket. Friday 3-7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday and vacation days 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Call ahead to make sure the tubing hill is open. According to the mountains website, it should open Jan. 10.

Hermon Mountain, 441 Newburg Road, Hermon.
207-848-5192; skihermonmountain.com/tubing
$12 for three hours. Wednesday through Friday 3 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to noon, noon to 3 p.m., 3 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to noon and noon to 3 p.m.

Seacoast Fun Park, 932 Roosevelt Trail, Windham
207-892-5952; seacoastadventure.com/snow/pricing/
$18 per two-hour session for single tube, $27 per session for combo tubes. Some Thursdays 5 to 8 p.m., Friday 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sugarloaf, 5092 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley
207-237-6939; sugarloaf.com
For children 12 and under. $10 per session. Monday, Wednesday & Saturday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Sunday River, Sunday River Road, Newry
207-824-3000; sundayriver.com
$10 per hour. Friday Saturday and holidays 4 to 9 p.m.

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