What to do for fun at Stone Mountain without the Snow

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During the school break, we went to Stone Mountain. One of the fun things about winter at Stone Mountain is their Snow Mountain area with tubes, sleds and a ton of snow in the snow fort. Unfortunately, there was NO snow this year when we went. It had been so hot that for two days, they had to shut the snow area down. But, we made it work and still had a great time…and we didn’t even do everything!

We went when the park first opened, too, to help with the crowds.

Ride the Gondola to the Top (aka Summit Skyride)

We kept the youngest two in our Lillebaby carriers to keep them close while waiting in line and to keep them from getting lost on the ride up. There are a ton of facts about the gondola and its history for the older kids to read while waiting in line.

Babywearing lillebaby carryon and complete embossed at stone mountain

On the ride up, the “conductor” tells you the history of the mountain and the carving on the face. Once you get to the top, there is a gift and snack shop and also more facts about the plant that are able to survive on top of a granite mountain. Plus, there are great places to stop and take a picture.

stone mountain in the winter without the snow

Like pictures with daddy.

stone mountain in the winter without the snow lillebaby complete embossed

And pictures with mommy.

stone mountain in the winter without the snow lillebaby complete embossed

There is also the option to walk around (Use caution. It isn’t smooth) or jump off the little rocks.

stone mountain in the winter without the snow lillebaby complete embossed

Hike up or down the mountain

Feeling fit? You can take the over one mile hike up the mountain. It’s rugged and a workout, but a good one.

stone mountain in the winter without the snow

Take a ride around on the Scenic Railroad

The train takes you around the park on a 5 mile loop…you start and end at the same place. There is even an enclosed car for when it is extra cold. It’s a nice, gentle ride perfect for the train-lover in your family or if you just want to sit and relax for a while.

stone mountain in the winter without the snow lillebaby complete embossed

Watch a movie in 4D

Check the listings to see what is there. Your seat will rumble, things will fly at you with 3D glasses and there will even likely be some wind in your hair or on your face. It’s a fun family experience that even the little kids enjoyed.

stone mountain in the winter without the snow lillebaby complete embossed

Slides and Balls in The Great Barn

The Great Barn is a little-known hideaway at Stone Mountain that is perfect for little and big kids. Our youngest (2) spent 30 minutes collecting balls and letting them be vacuumed up a shoot. The big kids climb on the rope areas and slid down the slides. They also used the air ball guns. There is something to do for everybody, even the grown-ups. Plus, it’s heated! And, there are bathrooms!

stone mountain in the winter without the snow

Of course the Snow Mountain activities aren’t to be missed every year, but if you don’t have the chance to take advantage of them, don’t miss going to Stone Mountain Park during the winter as there is great fun to be had.

What to do for fun at stone mountain without the snow

*Thank you to Stone Mountain for providing the tickets. All thoughts are my own.


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3 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this. We wanted to go but I figured it would be too hot as well. I’m glad to know there are alternatives.

    1. Absolutely…and we ran out of time for the mini-golf course!

  2. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    We have never done Snow Mountain before. It looks like fun; however, like you, Stone Mountain offers so much more!

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