Ohio

Mad River Mountain Ski Resort

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Overview

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.

Inside Scoop

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.

Plan Your Trip

Mad River Mountain Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

13"
8"
6"
3"
0"
0"
Nov
5"
Dec
10"
Jan
9"
Feb
3"
Mar

Terrain Overview

20
Runs in Total
0.5 mi
Longest Run
144 ac
Skiable Terrain
144 ac
Night Skiing
144 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 12

1
Quad Chairs
2
Triple Chairs
3
Double Chairs
6
Surface Lifts

Elevation

1460'
Summit
300'
Vertical Drop
1160'
Base

Important Dates

January 08, 20222022/01/08
Projected Opening
March 27, 20222022/03/27
Projected Closing
90
Projected Days Open
99
Days Open Last Year
60
Years Open
36"
Average Snowfall
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