Go Flying Up to 60 MPH on This Sweet Toboggan Run in Kalamazoo
The temps are finally starting to drop in Michigan. That means lots of snow is hopefully in our future.
It's time to start thinking about what sledding hills you're going to try out this winter.
Imagine climbing onto a toboggan and blasting down a steep hill while reaching speeds of 60 MPH. That is exactly what will happen when you visit Echo Valley in Kalamazoo.
60 MPH?! That is so freaking fast, especially on a toboggan.
Once you and your friends climb on one of their toboggans, will reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour before coming to a stop at the end of one of their quarter-mile-long runs. Here's the best part, at the end of your run, their staff will do all the work and return your toboggans back up to the starting platform using their overhead lift.
Their toboggan runs are equipped with an all-season sledding surface called Everslide. Apparently, people use Everslide at places all over the world for a killer sledding experience regardless of the weather conditions.
How Much Does it Cost to Visit Echo Valley?
For only $20 (tubes and toboggans included) you can spend the entire day on their massive hill. Just keep in mind, they only accept cash and there isn't an ATM on the grounds. You can also buy a season pass for $50 which will give you unlimited tobogganing and tubing.
Are There Any Age Restrictions?
There are no age, height, or weight restrictions for any of their attractions.
What Are Echo Valley's Hours?
They officially usually open in January and remain open until mid-March. It all depends on Mother Nature.
Regular Winter Hours
Saturday – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday – 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
According to their Facebook page, they have food and beverages that are available in their 2100 sq. ft. warming lodge. You can also warm up by their circular fireplace while watching the tubers and tobogganers or enjoy the view from their deck.
Tell me this place doesn't look fun.
Echo Valley is located at 8495 East H Ave., Kalamazoo. If you're traveling from Flint, it'll take you roughly two hours to get there.