Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Not Especially Athletic? Try Tubing!


By Jay Lloyd


BLAKESLEE, Pa. (CBS) — There is a thrill-a-second alternative to skiing on a winter mountain getaway. Why not give tubing a whirl?

So, here you are at Jack Frost Mountain, in a reinforced rubber inner tube, about to push off for a downhill run over a snow-covered chute.

The tube will be spinning as it races toward the deceleration zone (top photo).

(The inner tubes are specially made for snow tubing.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

(The inner tubes are specially made for snow tubing.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)


“I think it’s fun, but a little scary,” offered one woman, age 60.

Still, she knows it’s a thrill that ends in a soft landing.

But what’s the best part?

“The spinning, definitely!  You gotta fly down there and spin around,” said a twentysomething woman.

(Scott Wilson, left, is interviewed by KYW's Jay Lloyd at Jack Frost.)

(Scott Wilson, left, is interviewed by KYW’s Jay Lloyd at Jack Frost.)

Scott Wilson (right), who keeps a trained eye on the tubers, notes that all you need is winter clothing -– waterproof pants and jackets help.

“Try not to wear your skirt and heels,” he says with just a hint of sarcasm.

At $25 for three hours, it’s a great family alternative to sliding down a mountain on a pair of slats or a snowboard.

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