Peninsula is a village situated in Summit County, Ohio, USA. It is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area and its exact location is in the middle of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This unique park provides a source of tourism to the village. On its east side, Peninsula is bordered by Boston Heights.
A very popular snow activity near Peninsula is snowboarding in one of the most unique ski resorts in northeastern Ohio, the Boston – Mills – Brandywine (BMBW) ski resort. Actually they are two ski resorts at small distance of about 5 minutes by car. If you wish to visit both of them, you can do so with an exchangeable ticket.
One of the things Brandywine is famous for is a half – pipe, which is the most challenging in the Midwest. Besides all the usual features that ski resorts contain, BMBW has 3 freestyle terrain parks for every ambitious snowboarder, who wants either to learn or improve his/her skills.
The park features 3 terrain parks, the most popular is The Park, which is perfect for novices. The Progression Park is an introduction to freestyle features and is located off of the Outer Limits at Brandywine. Before getting to the big park, try this one first and prepared yourself for low drop offs and ride on setups. The Pride Park is situated at the top of Peter’s Pride in Boston Mills and is an intermediate course, that contains features ranging from small flat boxes to street style down rails.
The trails in the resorts are separated according to the level of experience, so there are 20% of trails for beginners, 40% for intermediate snowboarders and 40% for advanced snowboarders. If you have no idea how to use this awesome board, there are over 300 instructors, fully qualified to teach you everything.
The entire facility lies at a base elevation of 128 to 420 ft/39 to 128 m, having a summit elevation of 201 to 660 ft/61.2 to 201 m with a vertical drop of 264 ft/80.50 m. Although the annual average snowfall ranges from 60 in/152 cm to 152 in/386 cm, sometimes it is not enough to fully cover the 75 ac/0.30 km² of terrain, so the resorts use a 100% snowmaking system that can cover this huge terrain in one night!
In order to use the ski slopes, you need lifts and you can choose from 8 rope tows, 5 triple chairs, 2 double chairs and 4 quad chairs that have a capacity of 20000 passengers per hour. Bear in mind that there are restricted areas, so you should get informed first.
It is a great opportunity to combine two in one resorts with freestyle snowboarding lessons, or improve yourself, if you are already an advanced snowboarder. No matter why you visit these resorts, it is certain that they will blow your mind!