December in Ohio can range from warm and rainy, to bitter cold and snow. If the white stuff does fall in Ohio this winter, here are a list of fun places in the state to spend the day with the fam and hit the powdery slopes.
Mad River Mountain
The closest choice for the Miami Valley is also the state’s largest resort, Mad River Mountain. Located in Zanesfield, the resort features 11 lifts, 20 trails, as well as a bar, retail shops, cafe, and more.
Located in Mansfield, this resort for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing features areas suited for beginner boarders, all the way up to skiing savants. Snow Trails is on Possum Run Road, one and a half miles off I-71.
Boston Mills and Brandywine
Although the two are seperate resorts, they’re owned by the same parent company and only five minutes apart, so we grouped Boston Mills and Brandywine together. Both of the locations have attractions for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and skill level, as well as offering the Polar Blast Snow Tubing Park for those who prefer the ease of riding a tube.
In Chesterland, about 18 miles east of Cleveland, sits Alpine Valley. With plenty of chances for lake effect snow, this is a great spot to hop on your skis (or board) and spend the afternoon enjoying the winter.
Perfect North Slopes
Even though this one is in Indiana, it gets an honorary mention spot for being just 30 minutes outside of Cincinnati. Perfect North features skiing and snowboarding, as well as tubing for even more fun.
Where is your favorite spot to hit the slopes?