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When it comes to all the great ways to have fun this winter, Toledo.com has you covered! We've compiled the biggest and best listing of great places to ski, snowboard, tube, sled, and skate within Ohio and Michigan. Whether it's the thrill of the moguls, the serenity of a wooden trail, or catching some serious air-time on a sled, there's truly something for everyone this winter. 

Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding & Tubing Resorts
Cross Country Skiing
Skating & Hockey
Sledding

 

Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding & Tubing Resorts

 

Alpine Valley
Chesterland, Ohio
http://www.alpinevalleyohio.com/

  • Downhill Skiing- Multiple lifts, broad runs and woodland trails
  • Snowboarding- Board lift, and XTreme Park with rails and half pipe
  • Snow Tubing
  • Lighted Slopes
  • Rentals
  • Lessons
  • Lounge and Restaurant
  • Package Deals and Special Rates
  • Ski and Snowboard Shop

 

Big Creek Ski Area
Concord Townshio, Ohio
http://www.bigcreekski.org/

  • Downhill Skiing- Multiple lifts, advanced grooming and snowmaking
  • Night Skiing
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Lessons for members ages 4-12

 

Boston Mills Brandywine
Peninsula, Ohio
http://www.bmbw.com/

  • Downhill skiing- Two mountains; Boston Mills and Brandywine, serving all ski levels, multiple lifts
  • Snowboarding- Four terrain parks with basic runs, bumps, jumps, rails and other features.
  • Snow Tubing- Basic chutes, bumps, steep grades
  • Rentals
  • Lessons
  • Package Deals and Special Rates

 

Mad River Mountain
Bellefontaine, Ohio
http://www.skimadriver.com/

  • Downhill Skiing- More than 20 slopes and trails, numerous lifts
  • Snowboarding- Two terrain parks with beginner features and more advanced jumps
  • Snow Tubing- Tube park with easy chutes or aggressive drops, two conveyor lifts
  • Rentals
  • Lessons
  • Package Deals and Special Rates

 

Snow Trails
Mansfield, Ohio
http://www.snowtrails.com/

  • Downhill Skiing- Multiple hills and lifts for all levels of abilitiy
  • Snowboarding- Three terrain parks; beginner, intermediate, and advanced
  • Snow Tubing- Vertical Descent Tubing Park with a variety of chutes and a conveyor lift
  • Lessons
  • Rentals
  • Package Deals and Special Rates

 

Alpine Valley
White Lake, MI
http://www.skialpinevalley.com/

  • Downhill Skiing- 25 tree-lined slopes, nine Chairlifts, four rope tows
  • Snowboarding- Three terrain parks and a half pipe, Magic Carpet board lift
  • Rentals
  • Group and Private Lessons for all ages
  • Race Program

 

Bittersweet Ski Area
Otsego, MI
http://www.skibittersweet.com/pages/home.cfm

  • Downhill Skiing- Twenty runs, multiple lifts, carpet lifts, tow ropes
  • Snowboarding- Terrain Park with features for all experience levels, separate dedicated lift
  • Rentals
  • Lessons

 

Mt. Brighton
Brighton, MI
http://www.mtbrighton.com/

  • Downhill Skiing- Twenty-six trails, five chair lifts
  • Snowboarding- Terrain parks with over-rails, boxes, jumps and more
  • Rentals
  • Lessons

 

Mt. Holly

Holly, MI
http://www.skimtholly.com/

  • Downhill Skiing- Nineteen trails, seven lifts, four rope tows, two Wonder Carpets
  • Snowboarding
  • Rentals
  • Lessons
  • Full-service Ski Shop
  • Lounge

 

Pine Knob
Clarkston, MI
http://www.skipineknob.com/pages_/home_.cfm

  • Downhill Skiing- Seventeen runs, multiple lifts
  • Snowboarding- Three Terrain Parks; beginner, intermediate, and Big Park with rails and jumps
  • Lighted Slopes
  • Lessons
  • Rentals
  • Lounge

 

Swiss Valley Ski and Snowboard Area
Jones, MI
http://skiswissvalley.com/

  • Downhill Skiing- Eleven runs, 225-foot vertical peak, Seven lifts, four rope tows
  • Snowboarding- Beginner Terrain Park and Advanced Terrain Park with tabletops, high spines, grind rails and pyramids for skiers and snowboarders, and twin tippers
  • Night Skiing
  • Lessons
  • Rentals
  • Ski & Board Shop
  • Lounge

 

Timber Ridge
Gobles, MI
http://www.timberridgeski.com/

  • Downhill Skiing- Multiple runs and lifts
  • Snowboarding- Two Terrain parks; Pumpkin Park with boxes and jumps for beginners and Walnut Park for advanced riders with rails, jumps, slides, bonks and kickers.
  • Snow Tubing- Multiple chutes

 

 

 

Cross Country Skiing

 

Maumee Bay State Park
Oregon, OH
Cross-country skiing is permitted on the Mouse Trail

 

Metroparks of Toledo
Trails in all nine Metroparks of Toledo are rated for beginning skiers. Farnsworth, Oak Openings and Secor have beginner and intermediate trails; Wildwood has beginner, intermediate and advanced trails. All unpaved trails and open playfields in the Metroparks are suitable for cross-country skiing.

A 4-mile, intermediate cross-country ski trail is available at Oak Openings Preserve. Park at the Evergreen Lake Area.

 

Wood County Park District
Bowling Green, OH
The Slippery Elm Trail is a good place for cross-country skiing and that starts in Bowling Green and ends in North Baltimore. 13-mile asphalt trail between Bowling Green and North Baltimore access points at Sand Ridge Road, Gypsy Lane Road, Portage Road, Mermill Road, Freyman Road, and East Broadway (North Baltimore)

 

 

Skating & Hockey

 

Ottawa Park Ice Rink
2200 Bancroft at Ottawa Parkway
Toledo, OH
Ice Conditions and open skate schedule: (419) 936 - 2997
Rental Information: (419) 245-3388
Now taking requests for ice time for the 2013-14 season.
Please call 419-245-3388 for more information.
  • Open Skate
  • Skate Rentals
  • Adult Hockey League
  • Youth Hockey Instructional Programs


Admission Fees
Admission $4.00
Skate Rental $2.00
Sharpening: $4.00
Drop-in Hockey: $5.00 (Goalies free) 
Ice Rink Rental $150.00 hr.


 

Toledo Zoo Ice Rink 
2 Hippo Way
Toledo, OH

 

As part of The Lights Before Christmas, The Toledo Zoo has added an ice rink, adding an entirely new aspect to a Toledo Tradition. Bring your own skates free of charge (this does not include entry to the Zoo) or rent a pair when you get there. 

 

  • Open Skate 
  • Skate Rentals
  • Multiple Food Options 
  • Rink Rental Available 

Admission Fees
Skate Rental $3.00
Ice Rink Rental $225.00 hr. (419-385-5721 x6001)


 

Team Toledo Ice House
1258 W. Alexis Rd
Toledo, OH
http://www.teamtoledoicehouse.com/

  • Open Skates
  • Drop-In Hockey
  • Pro Shop
  • Field Trips & Parties
  • Concessions

Open Skates:
Every Sunday from 3:30pm till 5:20pm
Bring the family out for fun at the Ice House!! Full concession stand with Vito's pizza available!

Prices
Skater - $5.00
Skate Rental - $3.00
For more info call the rink: 419-476-4690

 

Sylvania Tam-O-Shanter
http://www.playsylvania.com/facilities/tamo.php
  • Two NHL-Sized indoor ice arenas
  • Pro Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Concessions
  • Rental Facilities
  • Hockey Camps
  • Clinics
  • Skating Lessons
  • Group Rates
  • Daily Open Skating
  • Daily Skating: 7 days/week


Rates:

Adult Resident: $3
Adult Non-Res: $4
Seniors 60+: $1
Children Under 3: FREE
Rental Skates: $2

 

The Shops at Fallen Timbers

http://www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com/events/synthetic-ice-rink

Maumee, Ohio
Now through January 26, 2013
The Shops at Fallen Timbers is excited to announce a 4,000 sq. ft. Ice Rink opening on Saturday, October 19! The Ice Rink will be located on the grass pad across from Red Robin. Hours of operation are as follows:

The ice rink will be open weekends only through December 15. As of December 16, the rink will remain open on weekdays through January 11, 2014.

Through December 15 (Weekends Only)

Saturdays: 12-8pm

Sundays: 12-6pm

Monday-Saturday (starting December 16): 12:00-8:00PM

Sunday: 12:00-6:00PM

January 11 - January 26 (Back to Weekends Only)

Holidays:

December 24: 10:00AM-4:00PM

December 25: CLOSED

December 31: 12:00PM-8:00PM

Skating and skate rental will be FREE all season long!


 

Bowling Green State University Ice Arena
Bowling Green, OH
http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/sa/recwell/ice/

  • Open Skate
  • Skate shop with a wide variety of services performed on site
  • Skating lessons for all ages
  • League Play Hockey
  • Drop-In Hockey
  • Family Drop-In Hockey
  • Open Curling
  • Curling Lessons

Public Skate Admission and Rental Rates
BGSU Affiliate (Faculty, Staff, Student w/ ID) $3
Pre-School w/ Adult $3
General Admission $5
Cheap Skate $3
Advance Group Reservations $3 per person

Skate Rental Fee: $3

Hours
Cheap Skate
Mon- Fri
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Public Skate
Friday & Saturday
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

Open Curling
Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$10.00 per person, per hour.
Please call the Skate Shop at (419) 372-2264 to confirm availability.
All open curlers are required to have previous curling experience or hire an instructor. Stones are made available at the Ice Arena for all curlers to use. Special curling shoes are available but are not mandatory. The arena can help arrange for instruction and provide equipment for your group.

 

The Cube Findlay Sports-Plex
Findlay, Ohio
http://www.ci.findlay.oh.us/?id=220

  • Open Skate
  • Birthday Party Facilities
Public Skate
Times vary 
$5 admission 
$2 rentals during evening skate times 

 

Monroe Multi-Sports Complex Ice Skating Rink
Monroe, MI
http://www.monroemultisports.com/public_skating.shtml

  • Open Skate
  • Figure Skating Lessons
  • Ice Skating Lessons
  • Adult Hockey Programs & Leagues
  • Youth Hockey Programs & Leagues
  • Adult & Youth Pickup Hockey
  • Adult & Youth Ice Hockey Clinics
  • Birthday Party & Event Facilities
Open Skate
Fridays: 11:30am-12:50pm ($2 Admission, $2 Skate Rentals)
Saturdays: Noon - 1:50pm
Sundays 5-6:50pm
$5 admission 
$2 rentals during evening skate times

 

Arlington Ice Arena
Adrian College Campus, Adrian, MI
http://www.adrian.edu/icearena/

  • Public Skates
  • Open Figure Skate
  • Drop-In Hockey
  • Adult Hockey League
  • Adult & Youth Lessons
  • Hockey Clinics
  • Drop-In Broomball

Public Skate
$5s per person
Skate Rental: $1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area Metropark Skating Opportunities

Pearson Metropark
Oregon, OH
Lighted pond suitable for ice skating. Check with rangers to determine whether the ice is safe before venturing out.

 

Mallard Lake
Oak Openings Preserve
Swanton, OH
Entrances off Wilkins Road, SR 64 and SR 2
Check with rangers to determine whether the ice is safe.

 

Silver Lake at Side Cut
Maumee, OH
1025 W. River Road (between Jerome Road and Wayne Street)
Check with rangers to determine whether the ice is safe.

 

W.W.K Nature Preserve
Perrysburg, OH
29530 White Road
Pond available for skating, but as always, check with a ranger to determine whether the ice is safe.

 

Sledding

 

Pearson Metropark
Oregon, OH
The popular sledding destination is lighted for evening use, and park hours are sometimes extended to allow sledders to take advantage of good snow during the week. This is a lighted hill for night sledding until around 9pm. There are benches at the top of this medium sized hill to rest on.

 

Maumee Bay State Park
Oregon, OH
A 70-foot tall is relatively steep with a long slope.

 

Wagener Sledding Hill
Side Cut Metropark
Maumee, OH

This 24-foot hill is the start of a winter recreation area that will eventually include an extension for smaller children and seating areas. Locations where sledders can warm up beside a fire are also envisioned. The new hill will be similar in size to the popular sledding hill at Pearson. This hill is meant to take the place of Ft. Miamis and Ft. Meigs as a local sledding destination.

 

Ottawa Park
Toledo, OH
Many hills can be found throughout this park, ranging from small beginner hills to more moderate and steep slopes.

 

Navarre Park
This moderately sized hill is steep and bumpy in places, but can offer a great ride.

 

Northview High School
Sylvania, OH
This hill is lighted at night from a nearby school parking lot. The hill is very long and moderately sloped. Riders often build jumps and bumps to make the ride more exciting. There is a creek at the end of the hill, but each ride lands far enough away so any danger is minimal.

 

Harroun Community Park
Sylvania, OH
Located in Harroun Park, parts of the hill can offer even the most adventurous sledder a thrill. The hill is very steep and offers a short, fast ride among grooves and bumps in the slope. There is also a tamer hill located nearest the Lathrop house with a warming station.

 

Nona France Recreational Area
Whitehouse, OH
Accessible from the park's Providence Street entrance. This hill rises about 60-feet above the ground and gives riders a long, easy ride down the slope. Some more adventurous riders drop down the back side, which is very steep and is also not recommended for safety reasons.

 

Homecoming Hill at Homecoming Park
715 Lawrence Avenue
Wauseon, OH
This hill boasts an average run-length of 100-feet. It is a moderate height and gives riders a long, fast ride.

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