It’s ski carnival time, with lots of fun, at Ohio’s Snow Trails this weekend, Feb. 22-23. It's the 53rd annual ski carnival at the state’s first ski area. Festivities include brats on the grill all day, events for kids, tubing park fun for teens, cardboard races and costume contests. 

It’s also a great time to start skiing or riding. Jump into its “Let’s Get Started” program, featuring a beginner-area-only ticket, rental and 90-minute lesson for ages 9 and up for a group of 10 or more. It's an $81 value for $69, saving you 15 percent. Add $10 for the all-area “Jump Start” program.