Posted January 7, 2010 12:19 pm - Updated January 11, 2010 09:50 am

Stone Mountain Park's Snow Mountain

            So Augusta didn’t get a white Christmas this year – just a cold and kind of wet one. But nearby Stone Mountain Park’s Snow Mountain snow park is an oasis of snow in the South.


            The park includes 12 tubing lanes and 4,000 square feet of Snow Zone to make snowmen, igloos or snowballs (there’s even a snowball gallery so the kids will have a common target – other than each other), said Jeanine Jones, public relations manager for Stone Mountain.

            The Little Angels area is a play area for children smaller than 48 inches tall. Note that your children must also be at least 42 inches tall for tubing, and children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult (with a ticket).

They’ll be open Fridays-Sundays and some holidays (including Jan. 18) until March 7. A calendar is at

The hours are currently 9 a.m. until 11 p.m., and a ticket buys you two hours of tubing and all day to play in the snow.

Individual tickets for Snow Mountain cost $25. Pick up a coupon at Kroger and get $2 off the ticket price.

Ms. Jones recommends buying tickets in advance – last week’s tickets had been sold out a week in advance. Find them at