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Old 01-12-2012, 06:04 AM
 
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While I am not missing the Chicago snow what so ever, I thought it would be fun for the whole family to try the snow tubing at Stone Mountain. It's not cheap...it would be about $150 for a family of 5. Any comments/reviews? Thanks!
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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I have not been, but a couple that I am friends with took their two kids a couple of weeks back. They said it was great and that everyone had a good time. They said that there was tubing and there was also a flat area where the kids could make snowmen. They didn't mention the price, but they said it was fun and that they would go again. They are from South Carolina and it was one of the activities they did on a weekend family trip.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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Thanks, Po-boy! FYI, saw a commercial today for this snow tubing thing and Kroger has coupons.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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Not to be a Debbie Downer, but has anyone wondered how they are able to make snow when it it 50 degrees during the day? We were there last year, on a very warm day in January, and there was "snow" coming out of the machines... hmmm
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:39 AM
 
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Not to be a Debbie Downer, but has anyone wondered how they are able to make snow when it it 50 degrees during the day? We were there last year, on a very warm day in January, and there was "snow" coming out of the machines... hmmm
Ah, yes, I thought it was understood that the snow was artificial. I think that is part of the fun...you are able to enjoy the tubing and playing, but without the cold...
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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Its "Real" snow, Cold water + Compressed air you can make snow in the desert. Key is making enough of it so it does not melt faster then you are making it. In the <30F days they make lots so they build up a base, then they just keep making it.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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I have heard it was nice but I would never do it because I think it is crazy to pay hundreds of dollars just to play in some fake snow.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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I can't afford the prices but find a way to pay the fee to take my family here just to "play in the snow" for ONE DAY! We have to make the best out of everything and that means living in the warm south! If we were to travel back up north for REAL SNOW, then we'd waste "hundreds of dollars!"...We're new residents of Georgia and have never been but heard it was a great day of play!...grab the fam, pack a lunch, put cocoa in thermos' and maybe even a cold SNOWY beer afterwards.. ................it's xmas whynot?
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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I can afford the prices but still wouldn't do it lol!

It is just frivolous to me. I am from a place with real snow and would rather spend money to visit family up north than hundreds of dollars to play in fake snow here.

Plus I figure we live in the south so we should just deal with the fact that there is limited snow. We do get it once in a while. A couple years ago we got 5 inches that lasted a while and I took my kids to play in it and they didn't like it so I'm happy I don't pay for it at Stone Mountain, which I think most of their activities are overpriced and so I don't go to their special events. I do go for hiking and picnics and such as I have a yearly pass, which is very affordable, but not their special events. If everyone else wants to pay for it though, I don't care if they do, I just don't think it is worth it. I can get a zoo membership and have money left over for the price of one day on their "snow mountain." You can also get a Fernbank annual pass for less than that. I like to get the most for my money. The zoo and Fernbank multiple times per year will be more fun than one day sledding and building snow men.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:22 PM
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I can afford the prices but still wouldn't do it lol!

It is just frivolous to me. I am from a place with real snow and would rather spend money to visit family up north than hundreds of dollars to play in fake snow here.

Plus I figure we live in the south so we should just deal with the fact that there is limited snow. We do get it once in a while. A couple years ago we got 5 inches that lasted a while and I took my kids to play in it and they didn't like it so I'm happy I don't pay for it at Stone Mountain, which I think most of their activities are overpriced and so I don't go to their special events. I do go for hiking and picnics and such as I have a yearly pass, which is very affordable, but not their special events. If everyone else wants to pay for it though, I don't care if they do, I just don't think it is worth it. I can get a zoo membership and have money left over for the price of one day on their "snow mountain." You can also get a Fernbank annual pass for less than that. I like to get the most for my money. The zoo and Fernbank multiple times per year will be more fun than one day sledding and building snow men.
^^Of course it's a rip off. This is what happens when you let a for-profit company run attractions like this. You get gouged.
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