There's a little bit of everything at Bowers School Farm in Bloomfield Hills. There's a farm store, they host summer camps every year, and now they've added 'Glow Snow Tubing' which puts a colorfully illuminated twist on snow tubing.
The 200-foot hill has four lanes for tubing and as you'll see in the point-of-view video below from Mlive, the colorful lights that surround the slippery trail make it even more of a thrill.
How is the Hill Prepared?
Alan Jaros is the director of Bowers School Farm. He tells Mlilve that there's carpet underneath this year's snow on the hill. It's sprayed down with water so it can freeze into a slippery trail much like a luge.
“The hill is grass in general. Years ago, we used it, but because we haven’t had that many seasons with a lot of snow on this side of the state, we were only using it a couple weekends a year,” Jaros says. “The setup is a wooden structure, kind of like a luge. It can be run with snow or no snow. The lights bring an added value. Something different.”
The video below makes it look like a lot of fun.
Get Your Tickets for Glow Snow Tubing
Tickets are $14, but availability is limited. Tickets must be purchased online. The facility is open for tubing Thursdays through Sundays through the last weekend of February. No personal tubes can be used, and walking up to the top of the hill is required, so plan for a good workout, as indicated on the website.
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