[R401R, Snow Trails], Ohio's oldest ski area, is celebrating 50 years this season. It was the first ski area located below the 41st parallel to use snowmaking.

The ski area is throwing an anniversary party the weekend of Jan. 28-30 with a late night session that Friday, followed by a day-long celebration Saturday and a Party in the Park jam session Sunday.

You can ski, ride and tube until 2 a.m. Friday night. Lift tickets are $30 and $59 with rental equipment. Tubing passes run $22 for two hours and $25 for three hours.

Saturday is the big celebration with on-snow games and events, snow and ice sculpture carving, fireworks, and live entertainment in the Snowflake Loft that night with The Going from Columbus providing the music, which starts at 9 p.m.

"There will be activities for the whole family," Nate Wolleson, Snow Trails spokesperson told OnTheSnow. "The whole weekend is action packed and promises to be a lot of fun and games.  We're celebrating 50 years of having fun on the snow."

Follow the link below for a complete schedule of events and times.

The ski area offers a vertical drop of 300 feet, 15 trails serviced by four triple, two double chairlifts, and conveyor carpet lifts for the beginner and tubing areas. Snow Trails first opened in 1961, which makes it one of the Heartland's older ski areas.

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