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Southern Minnesota snowfalls allow for snow tubing

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With the snow that Southeast Minnesota had earlier this week, not only will Santa be able to operate his sleigh, but people can finally go snow tubing.

Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch in Stewartville kicked off its first morning of snow tubing on Saturday with two-hour sessions for $12.

They had some guests Friday night, for a private session, who just couldn't wait to slide down the hill.

The Ranch has been doing special programs to make sure everyone has fun, like their Wounded Warrior programs and disability programs, and not too long ago a program for families with disabilities.

"We Kinda started on it a couple years ago, and we've had a lot of parents that really appreciated it so they've expanded on the program," said Tubing Hill Supervisor Richard Guenther. "They come here to have lots fun. Anybody that's come out here, when they leave, I very seldom hear anybody say they didn't have fun. You know, it's one of our requirements."

The Ranch has summer camps and weekend retreats for families with Autism as well. 

There can be a maximum of 80 people on the hill at a time. On Friday, Guenther said they had a family of 40 people who came from Iowa just to go snow tubing. He said they also had groups that came from Kentucky and Alberta, Canada.

Guests can choose between an Open Session where the hill will be shared with other guests, or they can do a Private Session and book the hill privately for their group. 

Kids and adults of all ages are welcome. 

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