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Snow Mountain ready for winter tubing

Stone Mountain Park opens its holiday attraction Nov. 25

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In this 2012 file photo, David Coggin, left, and Kevin Hickey, right, both of Orlando, Fla., tube down Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park.

IF YOU GO

• What: Snow Mountain

• When: Monday through Feb. 17, dates and times vary

• Where: Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, Stone Mountain

• Cost: $28 for admission, plus $10 parking fee

• For more information: Visit festivals.stonemountainpark.com

STONE MOUNTAIN — Since we live in Georgia, it’s never a guaranteed chance to see snow during the holidays.

For you snow bunnies, Stone Mountain Park is bringing back its Snow Mountain attraction on Monday.

For another season, the park has created a Georgia winter wonderland on the “Laser Lawn.” Since November, employees have been creating snow from the water out of Stone Mountain Lake.

The melted snow water is channeled back into the lake and reused for more snow. There is no water used from any other source.

With more than 20 snow-tubing slides, the mountain needs to be tended to regularly. Every night, the mound is “groomed” to keep its shape. By the morning, there is new snow added to the pile and shaped back into lanes.

There are a few different areas for families to roam. The Avalanche Alley is for older kids with their parents and other adults. The Little Angels area is for children 3 and under to learn how to tube. The Snow Zone was created for folks to make snowmen and snow angels.

There is a SnoDeck and Snow Fire Point for breaks, snacks and to warm up.

And you don’t need to worry about buying snow gear. Everything needed to have a good time is included in the admission. It is recommended to wear warm clothes and bring an extra set to change into if you get too wet.

Spaces are limited, so online reservations are encouraged.

Snow Mountain closes Feb. 17.