We are from South Louisiana and don't get to see or play in snow much. My family of four will be visiting relatives in Flatwoods, KY over Christmas. We want to make a day trip to a ski resort, and Winter Place looks like the closest. We are not skiiers but would like to let the kids (4 and 8) snow tube. Any advice in general? Me and my 8-year-old might take ski lessons. Do you think we should get a room for one day, so my husband and little one would have a place to go and rest? Also, do you have to climb back up the hill when snow tubing or can you ride? Is there anything else nearby that the kids would enjoy?