- Overall Rating 4
- Family Friendly 5
- All-Mtn. Terrain 2
- Terrain Park 4
- Nightlife 4
Pros: Good park, good vibe, and good weekend nightlife
Cons: not very challanging, small and gets crowded (it is ohio tho)
Recommended For: Family Friendly
Date Visited: Feb 1, 2009
Altho being small (it is ohio after all) Snow Trails has alot to offer and is my favorite place to snowboard in Ohio. It has a great lodge and a nice bar upstairs with a fire place with bands and plenty to do on the weekends, along with a great family attitude. The parks are well maintained and very fun to play around in and are the best part I think. The runs are very mellow and not very challenging but still are fun and great to learn on.
On the down side the runs are not very challenging for an advanced skier/boarder due to the small size of the resort. Also in the afternoons to evenings as more people show up it can become rather hectic, with large groups of people trying to make runs, and long lift lines at the bottom with no escapes to less crowded sections. Then the competition run (being one of the best runs) gets tied up from racing and contests alot causing other hills to become even more congested with people.
Best time to visit would definitely be through out the week before 2-3pm. There are very few people in this time period and almost no waits for the lifts. After this time period school ski clubs and kids/adults getting off of work and school start to pack in. Also on the weekends before noon is a rather good and uncrowded time.
I have added some photos that i have taken in the Sobe No Fear terrain park.