Related Regions: Ohio, United States, North America

Mad River Mountain Skiing

Season Start/End: 12/08/2018 - 03/17/2019
1160ft - 1460ft
33%|19%| 47%| 2%
Lift Tickets
from US$25.00 to US$35.00
Complete list of prices
Snow on the slopes at Mad River Mountain in Ohio. Photo Courtesy of Mad River Mountain/Facebook

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.

Snow on the slopes at Mad River Mountain in Ohio. Photo Courtesy of Mad River Mountain/Facebook

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.



  • 1460ft
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    Vertical Drop
  • 1160ft


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  • Night Skiing

    144 ac

  • Longest Run

    0.5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    144 ac

  • Snow Making

    144 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 12/08/2018
  • Days Open Last Year: 99
  • Projected Closing: 03/17/2019
  • Projected Days Open: 90
  • Years Open: 56
  • Average Snowfall: 36"

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Mad River Mountain - Bam!  It’s a wet big flakes morning.  There’s football, but there’s also this.  Playground looking good.  - © SnowGirlofUnion
Mad River Mountain - Today is not the day.  Only two lifts open.  It’s raining. Patches of mud poke through. Next week looks better  - © SnowGirlofUnion
Mad River Mountain - happily surprised at the conditions this early.   - © swanker
Mad River Mountain - out on the mtn chillin with my dad old man still got it   - © Logan

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Mad River Mountain Reviews

  • Jay Reins

    • 3
    29th December 2017

    Full review

      Over all, good considering the options mid Ohio has to offer. The Loft Bar and concessions are over priced and the fluctuation...
  • Breanna Kennedy

    • 4
    22nd January 2017

    Full review

      Overall the perfect place to have fun and hang out with friends or sometimes they have family fun days. EMT skiers constantly...

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Contact Info

  • Mad River Mountain

    P.O. Box 22

    43311 Bellefontaine


    United States

    Phone: (800) 231-7669