Ohio is not the first place that comes to mind when planning for an upcoming ski trip. However, at Boston Mills Brandywine (BMBW), there is (almost) always fantastic skiing to be had. With 16 lifts, 18 unique runs, and 300 feet of vertical elevation, the neighboring resorts of Boston Mills and Brandywine have proven that they are all-time local ski areas … that only close a few times per season due to a lack of natural snowfall. Boston Mills and Brandywine each have their own distinct atmosphere that caters to all levels of winter athletes.
Whether you are looking for introductory lessons, the terrain park, a black diamond, a good drink, or even snow tubing, Boston Mills Brandywine has it all. Having recently been purchased by Vail Resorts, BMBW is now on the Epic Pass and instructors follow strict protocol and work with high integrity that is catered to the customer. The run Tiger is the steepest slope in the Buckeye state, and the terrain parks have everything from beginner to advanced features. Additionally, Brandywine has an awesome tubing course, and because many of BMBW’s visitors are pretty young, the lodges serve fun comfort food and strong drinks for the stressed-out parents waiting at the base.
The atmosphere at BMBW is inclusive and enjoyable for everyone who makes it out, but some of their events are catered to certain audiences. At Brandywine, most weekend skiers look forward to College ID nights and other late-night skiing events. These late nights frequently allow for skiers to ride under the lights until 1 in the morning, and I undoubtedly have some of my best days (or nights, rather) riding under the stars.
If you have ever wanted to become an Olympic gold medalist, this may be the place to start your skiing or snowboarding career. Red Gerard, the youngest snowboard Olympic gold medalist in history, began his snowboarding career here. Even if he took his talents to Summit County, CO (where he is minutes away from Copper, Keystone, Breckenridge, etc…), it is worth noting that his Olympic roots are sowed in Cleveland, Ohio at Boston Mills Brandywine!
Another local Boston Mills Brandywine celebrity is Big Air Dave. Dave’s videos are guaranteed to make you realize that BMBW is not just some tiny resort in Ohio but one of the best skiing locations of all time.
Total Terrain: 85 acres
Total Trails: 18 runs
Vertical: 240 feet
Longest Run: .66 miles
Average Annual Snowfall: 60 inches
Lift Capacity/Hour: ~20,000
Big Air Daves: 1 (watch below!!)