Ohio’s four best-known and biggest downhill areas have banded to super-size their annual pass deal for next season, offering skiers and boarders a chance to have fun at all for one price, plus free skiing and riding the remainder of this winter.

The Ohio Pass offers skiing and riding at Mad River Mountain, near Zanesfield, northwest of Columbus, Boston Mills and Brandywine south of Cleveland and 2.5 hours from Columbus, and Alpine Valley, east of Cleveland, for the 2013-14 season for just $399 adults and $349 for ages 12 and under and 65 and over. When you buy, ski or ride any of the participating resorts the rest of this season, free.

As a further incentive, purchase an Ohio Pass at Mad River, Ohio’s largest ski area, before April 30, and get two free lift tickets and two free tubing tickets for use by friends or other family at Mad River next season, plus free ski check for next season. So in effect, buying a pass at Mad River now gives you up to $90 worth of skiing and up to $50 in tubing free to share in 2013-14. On May 1, the Ohio Pass price goes up $100.

It doesn’t stop there: Ohio Pass holders can ski or ride at other select Peak Resorts next season at half-price, excluding holidays.  All the details are here.

The Ohio Pass coincides with the announcement of a multi-million-dollar facelift over the summer at Alpine Valley, which was recently purchased by Peak Resorts. Among the additions will be a new quad chair lift, new snowmaking and enhanced trails.

The four areas are owned by Peak Resorts, which also operates, among other areas, Mount Snow, Vermont, and 11 other resorts around the Midwest and East, and as far south as Missouri.