County tubing hill opens Friday

Ten inches of snow and temperatures in the mid-20s didn’t keep some tubers away from Chestnut Ridge Park & Campground Friday.

The park opened its tubing hill Friday morning and enthusiasts were there to take a run at it.

Monongalia County Director of Parks & Recreation J.R. Petsko had said the frigid temperatures and the park’s ability to make snow have the slope ready for action.

Tickets for tubing sessions went on sale online Thursday and sales were brisk — most selling out by Friday morning.

Two sessions today and Sunday are available: from 10 a.m.-noon and from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at

Each session is limited to 50 people and only Chestnut Ridge rental tubes are permitted.

Children must be at least 4 years old and 42 inches tall and must ride independently.

Park officials recommend checking online for reservations or calling (304-594-1773) ahead to see if space is available and arriving 30 minutes prior to your selected session.