Reporting Jay Lloyd
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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).
“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 (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.