Snow Trails Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for $2,000,000 Improvement and Additions Completed

January 2, 2012


For Immediate Release Monday, January 2, 2012

Snow Trails would like to welcome you for a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the resorts $2,000,000 Improvements and Additions completed for this 2011-’12 Winter season.

Mansfield, OH, Monday, January 2, 2012: Snow Trails will welcome representatives from all facets of media to take part in making history Saturday, January 7, 2012. The “Longest Trail in Ohio” is now located on the west side of Snow Trails Winter Resort, thanks to the addition of Timberline, set in a beautifully serene landscape of timbers, each easily standing one-hundred feet tall. A ribbon cutting will take place at the new Rental Center at Snow Trails, opening the doors to 9,000 square feet of snow sports equipment available to the public for daily rentals. The new Children’s Learning Center, included in the tour, will showcase the all-inclusive Children’s Programs for ages five-to-nine years old in the Polar Bear Program, and three and four year olds in the Polar Cub Program.

New improvements and additions to Snow Trails state-of-the-art snowmaking system will serve as an education into the world of water supply, pump and flow capacity, and required ambient and wet bulb temperature calculations to make snow. A tour of the Snow Trails Snowmaking Pump House and new Cooling Tower, which is the first industrial grade Tower in the Midwest, will be included in the day’s activities.

Dignitaries from the Mansfield area and organizations, along with valued Snow Trails Season Passholders will also be in attendance. Timothy Theaker, Mayor of Mansfield, Ohio, will cut the ribbon with the Snow Trails Management Team, led by Snow Trails President and Owner Dave Carto, and General Manager Scott Crislip, accompanied by Mountain Manager Thad Philpott, and others. Mayor Theaker and Mr. Carto will make first tracks, as they ski down Timberline, leading eager skiers and snowboarders ready to ski the “Longest Trail in Ohio.”

Snow Trails would like to extend an invite to media personnel, involved in story creation, and their families, for participation in the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for the new Rental Center, Timberline Trail, and Children’s Learning Center, which will begin at 9:00AM Saturday, January 7th, 2011. The Slopes and Tubing Park will open for guests at 9:00AM as well. Snow Trails would like to offer complimentary skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing to those media representatives taking part in the day’s activities, after the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting, and Snow Trails Resort Tour, which are scheduled to take place as follows:

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting at Snow Trails
Saturday, January 7, 2012:

9AM new Rental Center- Ribbon Cutting
Media , Guests, and Season Passholder- Facility Tour

9:30AM new Timberline Trail- Ribbon Cutting
Join Snow Trails President/Owner Dave Carto, accompanied by Mansfield Mayor Timothy Theaker, for a Ribbon Cutting and First Run on the "Longest Trail in Ohio!"

10:30AM Media Tour
Tours of the $2,000,000 in Improvements and Additions:
New Rental Center, New Preferred Locker Room, new Children's Learning Center, Snowmaking System Pump House, and new Cooling Tower

Refreshments to follow- Alpine Room/2nd Floor of Ski Lodge
Media Activities Conclude

The slopes will stay open until 9:30PM, just after the Red Ball Jets begin live music on-stage in The Snowflake Loft at 9:00PM. The Vertical Descent Tubing Park will stay open until 12:00AM Midnight.

SNOW REPORT- Updated daily at | Snowline: 800-332-SNOW(7669)
SNOW TRAILS SKI SHOP- A full service shop, offering the latest equipment, apparel, and accessories.
Open Mon.- Fri. 10AM- 8PM. Sat. & Sun. 9AM- 8PM. Visit the Snow Trails Ski Shop online or call direct 419.756.3105
LODGING: Accommodations overnight accommodations are not available at the resort. There are many great places to stay, including next door or just a mile down from the resort.
INFORMATION: 800-OHIO-SKI (644-6754) or

Snow Trails, which was the first commercial ski area in Ohio, is a privately owned resort, under the same management since inception. The resort features six chairlifts, two conveyor carpet lifts, with one being utilized for the Tubing Park. Two new trails were added this 2011-’12 season, to include Timberline, the “Longest Trail in Ohio,” bringing trails to 17 total, plus three terrain parks and glade areas. A new 9,000 sq. ft. Rental Center was added, with nearly double the inventory and a self service system. The resort usually opens in early December and the season lasts into March. The resort is located off Interstate 71 south of Mansfield on Possum Run Road. For more information call 800-OHIO-SKI or visit the resort website at

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Nate Wolleson
Marketing Manager | Snow Trails
3100 Possum Run Rd. Mansfield, OH 44903 | 419.756.7768 x108 |

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