Skiing in Ohio: Four Places to Hit the Slopes
By Abbey Roy

Skiing in Ohio: Four Places to Hit the Slopes

Whether you exclusively frequent the double black diamonds or prefer to stick to the bunny hills – or even if tubing is more your scene, Ohio has a selection of ski and snowboard destination to help you stay fit and have fun this season. Read on to start planning your next adventure and share your memories with us using #WinterInOhio.

Mad River Mountain

Mad River Mountain, Zanesfield

With a 6.5 million renovation under its belt, the lodge at Mad River Mountain offers much more than a place to warm your toes – including a bar and pizzeria with live entertainment and 180-degree views of the surrounding slopes. If you’re a newbie, sign up for a group or private lesson; non-skiers can spend the day enjoying the 10-lane Avalanche Tubing Park, the largest of its kin in the state.

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Snow Trails, Mansfield

This Mansfield-area resort was the first commercial ski area in Ohio and has been under the same management since the beginning. Take on one of the 17 trails, perhaps the most famous, the Timberline trail, boasts the title the “Longest Trail in Ohio. Not an avid skier? Opt for the Snow Tubing Park with some of the longest descends in the state!

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Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Areas, Peninsula

These partner resorts in northeast Ohio offer a combined 18 trails for an array of ability levels. With programming exclusively for kids, women and competitive skiers, these resorts cater to participants of all skill sets. Be sure to check out Polar Blast Tubing – the onsite tubing experience, for a perfect alternative for non-skiers/boarders.

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Alpine Valley Resort, Chesterland

Located east of Cleveland, Alpine Valley’s 11 trails offer an even mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced runs as well as snow tubing! Sign up for a group, private or semi-private lessons or enroll your children in a Kids Ski Academy program to make for a snowy family affair!

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Get outdoors this season at these awesome places to ski and snowboard and share your memories with us using #WinterInOhio.

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About the Author

Abbey Roy is a Kent State University journalism graduate. She writes a weekly column entitled the Bargain Advocate for the Newark Advocate and Media Network of Central Ohio and enjoys spending time with her family - her husband, Seth, and two daughters, Analeigh and Aria - reading, being outdoors (especially in the woods, water or both), bicycling and photography. She also makes a mean zucchini bread. You can email Abbey at