The drive from Cincinnati to Mad River in Zanesfield, OH was a leisurely voyage through rural Ohio. When we arrived the rain was pouring down and the radar showed the snow/rain line from the winter storm a few miles away.
We met the marketing director and noticed a bulletin board covered with posters advertising different special events. College Night Thursday, Terrain Park tour stops, special deals all throughout the Winter. I think it’s a great idea for ski resorts to keep things fresh with new events and specials each week. It gives the season pass holders some exciting things to see and pushes new folks to come out and take a look at something different.
Mad River has a reputation for having a great terrain park so we made our way right over. Heading up the lift we noticed a huge jump near the bottom directly in front of the lodge windows. It’s a great idea to have an awesome signature park feature directly in view of the lodge patrons. Entertainment while you eat.
The jumps in the terrain park were built superbly with nice angled inclines and smooth declines. Mickey and I went pretty aggressive and got the most air of the trip so far on Mad River’s jumps. The soft snow made for smooth landings. The snow was coming down pretty good, dropping an inch or two while we skied.
A little ride in the dark.
Matt – Never learned why they call it Mad River, hmm.