Mad River Mountain is Ohio's largest ski resort, located only a short drive from Columbus, Dayton, and Lima in Zanesfield, Ohio. The resort opened in 1962 and will begin the 50th season of operations this season.
Over the years, the facility has grown from a small commuter resort into the 144-acre winter playground that it is today. The sheer size of the resort allows the staff to provide programs and terrain not found at other Midwest resorts. With family-friendly programs for all ages and an award-winning instructional staff, Mad River Mountain is your destination for fun this winter.
For skiing and riding, the resort’s guests will find six chair and six surface lifts accessing 24 slopes and trails, including two progressive terrain parks, Momentum and Capital Park. Customers can also experience everyone’s favorite new way to enjoy the snow at the Avalanche Tubing Park. Featuring 10 newly extended chutes, each 1000 feet long, and serviced by two conveyor lifts to zip you and your tube to the top, Avalanche Tubing Park equals no-skills-required fun.
Along with the most expansive skiable terrain in Ohio, Mad River Mountain is home to the state’s largest snow making system. With 133 fan guns the Resort has the ability to pump over 7,000 gallons of water per minute to cover 100 percent of their terrain. Wax your skis, grab your family and friends, and head to the highest point in the state for fun all winter long.
No lodging available at the area. Motels and Lodges available nearby.
Cafe, snack bar, bar/lounge, picnic area, ski shop, and rentals at the area. Learning centers offer lessons for groups, privates, and semi-privates for all ability levels. One hundred percent snowmaking.