Carlos and Natalie Montufar, investors from Colombia, tube on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, at Snow Park at Alpine Hills in Rockford. (Photo by Kevin Haas/Rock River Current)
By Kevin Haas
Rock River Current
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ROCKFORD — Snow Park at Alpine Hills will open next week for tubing.

The year-round adventure park at 4402 Larson Ave. turns to a winter playground for tubing, snowboarding and skiing once enough snow accumulates. The district also makes snow for when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate.

The Rockford Park District announced the park will open for tubing Wednesday, Dec. 28. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Jan. 1.

Regular hours starting Jan. 4 are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

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The district has not yet announced an opening day for the terrain park, which features skate-park style obstacles for snowboarders and skiers on the other half of the hill.

“…we’ll need a bit more snow for all the features, but we’ll keep you posted on our progress there as well,” the district wrote in a social media post.

The general admission fee for tubing is $10. You can reserve a slot HERE.

This article is by Kevin Haas. Email him at or follow him on Twitter at @KevinMHaas or Instagram @thekevinhaas.

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