Wild winter weather celebrated in Destination Mansfield
MANSFIELD – With this winter blowing at full force, Mansfield is the ideal place for travelers to immerse themselves in the wild weather. The region offers plenty of cold-weather activities that are more fun than a month of snow days.
With ideal snowmaking conditions and plenty of natural snow, skiers and snowboarders are raving about the recently updated Snow Trails ski resort. The ever-popular glow tubing is back by popular demand at Snow Trails. Tubing lanes are aglow with bright, multicolor LED lights, letting visitors fly through a kaleidoscope of color in an unmatched Instagram-worthy experience. Glow tubing is offered Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to midnight and Sundays, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Each tubing ticket purchased includes free glow trinkets so tubers themselves can help light up the lanes.
Popular with downhill skiers and snowboarders alike, Snow Trails features six chairlifts and 17 trails. The first commercial ski area in Ohio, the ski resort also boasts a snow tubing park with the “longest tubing lanes in Ohio.” Special events will take place throughout the season, as well, including the always-popular Mid-Season Party, Jan. 27, featuring a DJ, live band, fireworks and more. Snow Trails legendary 54th annual Ski Carnival takes place Feb. 21-22. The ski season typically lasts into March. This locally owned ski resort has been operated by the same family since its inception. Snow Trails is located off Interstate 71 south of Mansfield on Possum Run Road.
Cross country skiers in search of a challenge are invited to explore the adventurous hills at Malabar Farm State Park. While travelers must bring their own skis, miles of ungroomed tails are outlined in a free map available at the park visitors center. Other winter experiences include winter hikes, sledding and snowman making at Mohican State Park and Gorman Nature Center. A full list of winter events is found at MansfieldTourism.com/Calendar.
A destination unlike any other, Mansfield and Richland County, Ohio offers unusual travel adventures and experiences, such as spending the night in a haunted former state prison where Hollywood blockbuster movies are shot, world-class motorsports, skiing, hiking, biking, golf, and loads of other outdoor adventures attract families and visitors of all ages. Complete visitor information and free visitor guides are available at MansfieldTourism.com or MansfieldTourism.com/mobile or by calling (800) 642-8282.
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