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Snowboarding in Big Creek Ski Area Resort, Cleveland, Ohio USA

Terrain size:
23 ac/0.10 km²
Area type:
Hill
Levels:
Mostly intermediate
Snowmaking:
Yes
Cleveland is the most populous city in the state of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County, United States of America. It is located in the northeastern Ohio right on the southern shore of Lake Erie, only 60 mi/97 km west of the Pennsylvania border.

If you are a fun of snow sports and especially snowboarding, there is a place near Cleveland, Ohio made for you, the Big Creek Ski Area. It is a 23 ac/93078 m² terrain that stands on a hill, having the best elevation in Ohio and is situated in the heart of the Snowbelt.

When snowboarding in this resort, you can begin your adventure at an elevation of 1290 ft/393 m and reach up to 1465 ft/446 m. The vertical drop is 175 ft/53.3 m, making the runs perfect for fast snowboarding. There are 5 runs in total, the expert one is the Zot, a nearly vertical double black diamond, passing through and surrounded by trees, covering 20% of trails.

Other trails are the Estes Bowl, which is exactly as named, a bowl when gazing to the bottom of the trail, the Easy Street, an enjoyable run that covers the western side of the hill, the Show Off trail, a hill with an observation deck, excellent for your viewing pleasure and The Chute that wraps around the chalet, perfect for snowboarders who love to race down challenging trails.

Another asset of this amazing resort is the annual snowfall of 102 in/260 cm. But even if mother nature won’t gift this place with snow, there is always the snow making equipment, ready to fill it with snow! Challenging, intermediate in its biggest range and always fun, this beautiful resort with the spectacular view of the Lake County Metro Park is waiting for you to slide the runs on your snowboard.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Akron
56.5 miles/91 km, 1 hour 2 minutes
Head east on W Bowery St toward S Main St. Take the 1st right onto S Main St. Take the 2nd left onto University Ave. Turn left onto Hill St. Take the 1st right onto E Buchtel Ave. Turn left onto Fountain St (signs for Ohio 8 N). Take the ramp on the left onto OH-8 N. Take the Interstate 271 N exit on the left toward Interstate 90/Erie Pa. Merge onto I-271 N. Keep left to stay on I-271 N. Merge onto I-90 E. Take exit 200 for OH-44 toward Chardon/Painesville. Turn left onto OH-44 S. Turn left onto Auburn Rd. Take the 2nd right onto Concord Hambden Rd. Destination will be on the right.
BY CAR FROM Elyria
62.6 miles/100.7 km, 1 hour 9 minutes
Head west on Tremont St toward West Ave. Turn right onto West Ave. Continue onto Lake Ave. Turn right onto Lorain Blvd. Merge onto I-90 E/OH-2 E via the ramp to Cleveland. Continue to follow I-90 E. Take exit 170B to stay on I-90 E toward Cleveland. Keep right to stay on I-90 E, follow signs for I-271 S/Erie Pa. Take exit 200 for OH-44 toward Chardon/Painesville. Turn left onto OH-44 S. Turn left onto Auburn Rd. Take the 2nd right onto Concord Hambden Rd. Destination will be on the right.
BY AIR
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport,
45.5 miles/73.2 km
BY TRAIN

Amtrak serves the entire US. So if you wish to travel by train, you can take it from anywhere in the US and abort in Cleveland, OH (CLE) station. From there you can either take a bus or rent a car.

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