Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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Elevation

  • 1460ft
    Summit
  • 300ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 1160ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 6
  • 12
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    33%

  • Intermediate Runs

    19%

  • Advanced Runs

    47%

  • Expert Runs

    2%

  • Runs

    20

  • Terrain Parks

    4

  • Night Skiing

    144 ac

  • Longest Run

    0.5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    144 ac

  • Snow Making

    144 ac

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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.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/19/202003/17/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    99
  • Projected Days Open
    90
  • Years Open
    58
  • Average Snowfall
    36"

More Info

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.

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Mad River Mountain Reviews

Jay Reins
29th December 20173
Over all, good considering the options mid Ohio has to offer. The Loft Bar and concessions are over priced and the fluctuation...Full review
Breanna Kennedy
22nd January 20174
Overall the perfect place to have fun and hang out with friends or sometimes they have family fun days. EMT skiers constantly...Full review
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Contact Info

  • Mad River Mountain

    P.O. Box 22

    43311 Bellefontaine

    Ohio

    United States


    Phone: (800) 231-7669

    info@skimadriver.com

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation