WHAT TO DO: Mad River Mountain open for skiing, snowboarding

If you’re looking for an outdoor winter experience, head north to Mad River Mountain, a ski resort in Logan County.

Mad River Mountain is open for skiing and snowboarding with new procedures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ve designed an approach that can remain in place all winter so that you know what to expect and you’re not caught off guard,” the website said.

Mad River Mountain is requiring skiers and snowboarders to reserve lift tickets online prior to visiting the resort.

“To allow for physical distancing, we are managing access to our mountains through a reservation system that prioritizes pass holders and by limiting lift ticket sales,” the website said.

ExploreWHAT TO DO: Springfield ice rink open; purchase tickets in advance

Life tickets range from $19 to $54 depending on age, day of the week and time you are planning to go. Ski or snowboard rental is $35.

Face coverings are required to access the mountain, in any line, on chairlifts, indoors and whenever you are unable to maintain physical distance, the website said.

Other new procedures at the resort include cashless transactions.

This is the 59th season for the Logan County resort, which features 20 trails, 12 lifts and four terrain parks.

As of Thursday, nine trails, four lifts and 45 percent of the terrain is open, according to the website.

ExploreClark County coffee shop to open drive-thru soon

Mad River Mountain’s tubing park will open Saturday, according to a post on Mad River Mountain’s Facebook page.

The resort has the largest snowmaking system in the state of Ohio, with more than 120 fan guns to cover the terrains in snow.

Mad River Mountain, located at 1000 Snow Valley Road in Zanesfield, is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

For more information or to reserve lift tickets, visit www.skimadriver.com.

In Other News