Mad River Mountain, Ohio's largest ski and snowboard resort, is the winner of the 2012 OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award for Best Park & Pipe in the Midwest for the third year in a row. Thanks to the Momentum Park, Jumpline Park, Capital Park and the new Louie Vito Learning Park, named after Pro Snowboarder Louie Vito who grew up skiing there, Mad River Mountain is the best bet for great terrain parks in the Midwest region.
PARK & PIPE EVENTS FOR 2012/2013: Mad River Mountain has several annual park and pipe events. The Louie Vito Rail Jam Event is sponsored by Pro Snowboarder Louie Vito, whose home mountain is Mad River; Mad River also will hold their 9th Annual Cabin Fever Slopestyle Event, the date is tbd. The Jumpline Park will also hold the annual Super Slopestyle in late February.
LEARNING/PROGRESSION PARKS: The Momentum park gets skiers and riders who are new to freestyle terrain used to what it’s like to be off the ground. The Louie Vito Learning Park is a great place for skiers and riders looking to learn or perfect terrain park skills. The features are small, ranging from 6’ – 12’.
ADVANCED TO EXPERT PARKS & PIPES: The Capital Park is Mad River’s longest park and is equipped with medium sized features, and jumps range from 15’ to 30’, with rails being 10’ or longer and the park is groomed by 12 park rangers throughout each day. The Jumpline Park, usually reserved for huge jumps, will actually have some large rails this coming season.