Mad River Mountain is Ohio's largest ski resort, located only a short drive from Columbus, Dayton, and Lima in Zanesfield, OH. 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 day resort into the 144-acre winter playground that it is today. The sheer size of the resort allows us 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 snowboarding you will find six chair and six surface lifts accessing 24 slopes and trails, including 2 progressive terrain parks, Momentum and Capital Park. You 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. Our 133 fan guns have the ability to pump over 7000 gallons of water per minute to cover 100% of our terrain. Wax your skis, grab your family and friends, and head to the highest point in the state for fun all winter long.
Mad River Mountain's season runs December through March, and as always we can't make snow or keep it around unless we have some help from Mother Nature so we are dependent on weather.