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:
Black Mountain, 39 Glover Road, Rumford
$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
$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
$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.
$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
$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
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
$10 per hour. Friday Saturday and holidays 4 to 9 p.m.