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Hawksnest Tubing Lanes on Seven Devils To Be Running Fast This Chilly MLK Weekend

Hawksnest Tubing
Two kids have fun at Hawksnest tubing on Friday afternoon. Photo by Ken Ketchie

By Jesse Wood

Hawksnest tubing is operating a special session at 8 a.m. on Saturday night.

With the ability to make snow earlier this week, Hawksnest has a solid base for families who want to go snowtubing this holiday weekend – plus natural snow is expected to fall during the next few days.

While the weather is a bit rainy on Friday, the temperature will drop overnight and should stay below freezing for much of the foreseeable forecast.

On Saturday morning, Hawsknest staff will groom the roughly 30 tubing lanes atop Seven Devils, and then the lanes will be ready to ride.

“It should be nice this weekend,” Hawksnest owner Lenny Cottom said on Friday afternoon. “Dress warm. It’s going to be a cold weekend. That will be good for tubing. It will make things a little faster.”

Mother Nature is finally stepping in line after some record-breaking warm weather over the Christmas holidays. Cottom said that Hawksnest has been open for only about two weeks since the usual start of the winter season at Thanksgiving.

Hawksnest, which also features year-round ziplining, is home to the largest snow tubing park on the East Coast with four tubing areas that have lanes spanning 400 to 1,000 feet in length.

Friday through Sunday, Hawksnest holds tubing sessions every two hours with the first session beginning at 10 a.m. and the last session starting at 6 p.m. – except for this coming Saturday’s bonus session at 8 a.m.

From Monday through Thursday, the tubing sessions begin at 10 a.m. and the last two hour session begins at 4 p.m. Hawksnest has two moving carpet lifts that bring you back to the top, so you can save energy and have more fun.

Children must be 3 years old to tube.

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