Beginner's Area

Snow Trails Beginner’s Area is purpose-built for you to enjoy learning to ski or snowboard with gentle grade slopes and snow features, conveyor carpet lift rides, slow-moving double chairlift, and friendly instructors ready to show you around. Find Snow Trails tucked in the Possum Run Valley, just a short drive from Columbus or Cleveland, 1.5 miles off I-71 near Mansfield.

Discounted Packages: "Let's Get Started"

All Under One Roof
Experience Rental Center

The ski and snowboard equipment you need for a day of fun on the snow. All under one roof and located at the base of our Beginner's Area.

Ski and Snowboard Equipment Rentals

Hassle-Free Gear-Up
Gear-up hassle-free from self-service boot fitting to equipment sized and set just for you by your personal technician. Exit straight onto the snow of our Beginner’s Area and get to the fun right away.

Get Your Balance Before Going Uphill
The Terrain Based Learning Area at Snow Trails is specially designed for you to gain balance and build confidence on gentle rollers and short mellow ramps in this base area slow zone.

Too Soon For The Chairlift?
Rest Easy On Your Conveyor Carpet Lift Ride.

Slide onto this smooth conveyor carpet lift and relax as you glide just a short distance up the gradual grade of our First-Timers Ramp.

Young Skier on Conveyor Carpet Lift Ride at Snow Trails

Uniquely Fun
with Friends

Progress to this slow-moving Beginners Double Chairlift to access two additional slopes in our expansive Beginners Area.

Snow Trails Resort Map

Personalized Lessons for You
Taught by friendly Instructors who will help you learn at a pace you are comfortable with. Simple to advanced techniques tailored to your ability level.

PRIVATE LESSON

Group Lessons:
Learn together. Laugh Together.
If you enjoy learning in group settings, this fun group atmosphere is for you. Watching and trying, establishing balance and picking-up on techniques to have even more fun on skis and snowboards.

Offered Daily: Group Lesson Times

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Snow Report Updated: 2/23/18  3:50PM

Slope Hours Today: Reopening SATURDAY 9AM
>>Lift Ticket Hours & Rates Calendar
Tubing Hours Today:  Reopening SUNDAY 9AM
>>Tubing Ticket Hours & Rates Calendar

Snow Trails Ski Shop Hours:
Friday 11AM- 5PM
Regular Weekend Hours 9AM- 8PM
Carnival Sale

Our Snow Groomers will be out today, pushing and spreading to get ready for our 57th Annual Ski Carnival to take place this Saturday and Sunday - no matter what! We will reopen the Slopes only with normal hours beginning at 9AM Saturday. As a result, the new Tubing Bobsled event will unfortunately have to be cancelled. We will host all other Carnival events both days as planned, unless weather delays are necessary. On Sunday at 9AM we will open both the Slopes and Tubing Park and be happy to host you for our second day of Carnival.

Although you might see percentages of precipitation at nearly 100%, most turn-out to be intermittent r@#% during only a portion of the day, as a front moves through, so don’t let it ruin your Carnival fun! We know many of you have already made plans and reservations and you will not want to miss it!!

We will be getting back to Normal Hours on the Slopes and in the Tubing Park this coming week. We are happy to see the forecast showing cooler temps at night and plan to carry-on. This unseasonably warm weather is unfortunate, however we hope winter is not over yet! We will look for sustained snowmaking temps in the forecast to hopefully get back to snowmaking and add to our base of snow for an even better finish to the season.

Our plan is to keep the fun going as far into March as possible. Our typical season runs December thru mid-March. We will look forward to you joining us! If a days weather is in question for you, before heading-out, please check-back here to our daily updated Snow Report for the latest.

Events
Surface Conditions: Wet snow
Notes: Snow base is holding-up against these warm temps and precipitation. Our crew will be out in our fleet of Pisten Bully Snow Cat Groomers pushing and spreading the snow for reopening.

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