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Old 09-11-2008, 05:39 PM
 
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Hi folks. I recently moved here. Is there anywhere good for skiing within a 4-6 hour drive of Cincinnati? I'd like to avoid getting on a plane and paying to stay at a resort, since I'm not such a serious skier as I once was. But good slopes would be nice. I'm willing to drive about 6 hours... maybe 8 hours for something really good. Any ideas?

We're talking early January, here. Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:42 PM
 
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Snowshoe in WV is nice
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:50 PM
 
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  • Snowshoe - West Virginia
  • Ober Gatlinburg - Tennessee
  • Blue Mountain - Pennsylvania (more than 8 hours, though)
  • Seven Springs Mountain - Pennsylvania
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati(Silverton)
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There is one 20 mins away. Perfect north.
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati
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Default Skiing

Also, consider Michigan. Here's a link for Boyne Highland and Boyne Mountain.

BOYNE | Northern Michigan Ski, Golf, Spa & Waterpark Resorts


Also, you have a few in the Western PA/Western NY area. Here's the link for Peek n Peak


Welcome to Peek'n Peak • Western New York's Premier Family Resort

Good luck and good skiing!
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Mad River Mountain in Bellefontaine (Logan County, northeast of Dayton)
Alpine Valley in Chesterland (east of Cleveland)
Boston Mills south of Cleveland
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:47 PM
 
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There is one 20 mins away. Perfect north.
True as that may be, the OP referenced they were looking for something with "good slopes". Perfect North might be okay if you want to get a quick fix of being on the snow - but it has, at best, only a 400' vertical drop. I'm not sure that would be considered "good slopes".
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:23 AM
 
Location: AmCit in Philippines
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Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain are your best bet. Big, real snow and ski-type environment.
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:39 AM
 
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Thanks everybody for the good information. I will definitely put it to use as I plan my trip. I'm glad there are multiple options... I thought maybe there would only be one or two.

Thanks!
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Old 09-13-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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Just keep in mind that most of the larger slopes will indeed be a 6-8 hour drive as you specified.
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