It’s “snow” lie…Snow Mountain is one of the best winter attractions in Atlanta. (Sorry for the pun.) Atlanta’s Stone Mountain Park has transformed into a winter wonderland with Snow Mountain, Atlanta’s only snow park. My family got a chance to check it out this month and we absolutely loved it!
|Nina-Rose and Bryce loved digging in the snow.|
Snow Mountain keeps the entire family busy for hours. A 400’ foot tubing hill and a snow play area filled with a blizzard of snow activities make Snow Mountain Atlanta’s not-to-be-missed winter attraction. There’s even a play zone reserved for the littlest snow bunnies and two hills for the under 54 inch crowd. (And if big kids are taking over the area, be sure to tell one of the many attendants to help take care of the issue.)
|Bryce, even at 2 years old, was able to go sledding.|
|Nina-Rose and Bryce warm up in the Marketplace.|
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:Cost: Snow Mountain: Adult/Child (3-11): $27 each; under 3: free. Snow Mountain/A Stone Mountain Christmas combo ticket: Adult/Child (3-11): $44 each (a savings of 30%). Want a discount? Get a $4 coupon at local Krogers for all Snow Mountain tickets. (Coupon must be used online.) Tickets can be bought online.
Height/weight requirements for each activitiy are as follows:
•Minimum height for Avalanche Alley: 36 inches
•Minimum height for Tube Runners: 42 inches
•Maximum weight for Avalanche Alley: 1,000lbs (max of 6 riders)
•Maximum weight for Tube Runners: 300 lbs
When to go: Snow Mountain is open weekends (and certain holidays) through March 6, 2011. It is open all day this week through January 3, 2011 for the kids on winter break. Check the website for specific hours open each day. Note that the temperature, wind and precipitation each affect the speed of Snow Tubing. Younger and/or more timid guests may prefer the mid-day sessions when tubing conditions are generally more moderate.
What to wear: Boots, gloves, and winter coats are essential. Hats/ear muffs, scarves, and snow pants are useful and may be necessary on unusually cold days. The snow is wet, cold, and slippery so bring an extra set of clothes, especially for the kids. Stone Mountain does offer lockers for rent, or simply pack extras in a backpack and keep it with you.