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Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort

 

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Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION
Cleveland Hopkins Airport
Airlines operating from Cleveland include Air Canada Jazz, American Eagle, Continental, Delta Airlines, Frontier, Southwest, United, USA 3000 and US Airways

Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Airlines operating from Columbus include Air Canada Jazz, AirTran Airways, American, American Eagle, Continental, Continental Express, Delta, Delta Connection, Frontier, Southwest, United and United Express

 

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport
Airlines operating from Mid-Ohio include Continental Connection and United

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
 

Directions to Boston Mill Ski Resort 

 

Directions to Brandywine Ski Resort

 

Lodging
Lodging
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Sheraton Suites 

 

This all suites hotel offers complimentary Internet access, indoor pool, hot tub and sauna.

Extra person charges may apply 

$174 and up 

Staybridge Suites

 

This all suites hotel offers complimentary breakfast buffet and Internet access, indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center. 

Extra person charges may apply

$109 and up 

Hampton Inn

This hotel offers complimentary breakfast and Internet access, indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center.

Extra person charges may apply 

$92 and up 

 

       
       

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Dining

 

Swenson's Drive In

 

Thai Gourmet located at 3732 Darrow Road, #5, Stow, Ohio 44224

 

Pony Express

  • Additional dining options may be found in Stow, Ohio

 

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SERVICES

 

Season lockers and equipment repair available. 

 

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Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort
Description:

Boston Mills was developed in 1963 by former college roommates, Cleveland's Tom Kelsey and Detroit's George Valassis, for $250,000. The ski resort opened for business in December 1963 with three T-bars and three rope tows serving one beginner area, one advanced beginner area, two intermediate areas, and one expert area--a total of eight slopes. Uphill lift capacity was about 5,000 skiers per hour, and night skiing was offered the first year. A small 5,500 sq. ft. chalet offered food service, a lounge, equipment rental consisting of 450 pairs of skis, and a place to warm up from the cold with two fireplaces. Snowmaking was rudimentary at best, with above ground pipes that were perpetually frozen and homemade snow guns made from more pipes. Dick & Erleen Ludwig purchased Boston Mills from Kelsey and Valassis in 1979. Brandywine was also developed in 1963, by a group headed by Harold Stoneman, developer of Mont Chalet Ski Area in Chesterland, for $300,000. Brandywine opened for the 1963/64 ski season with an uphill capacity of 4,800 skiers per hour. Two T-bars served the intermediate and expert areas and three rope tows serviced the novice area. A two-story 2,800 sq. ft. chalet housed a snack bar, ski shop and equipment rental shop with 350 pairs of boots and both metal and wooden skis. Night skiing was also offered at Brandywine the first year. Stoneman experienced financial difficulties and the area was sold to C.J. (Mickey) and Dorothy Dover prior to the start of the 1965/66 season. The Ludwigs purchased Brandywine from the Dovers in 1990.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent100%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow3
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple5
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad4
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts15
Lifts-Total lift capacity20,000/hr.
Trails-1-Beginner4
Trails-2-Intermediate5
Trails-3-Advanced6
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park2
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total17
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run
General-Base elevation
General-Vertical drop240'
General-OwnerDick & Erlene Ludwig
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds85 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Best option near Akron

Cons: Very Small, Short Season, Boaring after 2 hours, Rude Staff

This place is way overpriced.  If you lived in the area and wanted to ski for an hour to three max once a week, I guess it would be OK.  But if you are going for a day of Skiing, drive further, or fly somewhere else.

 

The Blacks are easy Blue runs at most places, unless they don't groom the runs.

 

The grooming equipment is not the best either.  I don't mind skiing on icy conditions, but they didn't even have that, the conditions on freshly groomed where really like Northeast area Crud.

 

Overall it's better than nothing.

Posted

Pros: Small, beginners heaven, family fun, fun for beginners an the expert

Cons: crowded, poor snow (sometimes), bad mouthed teen snowboarders, some workers are rude

A great place for the whole family from the newbie kid, or adult, to teens shreding on the freestyle and mogals, even great for the expert adult. A fun place due to the local atmophere and the nearby Winking Lizard (an after skiing hotspot). While very small and sometimes crowded it allows for a day of family fun. The night skiing offers a different perspective and a chance to hit those Friday night snow storms. The only thing you have to watch out for is crowds of rude teenagers and uncoordinated beginners during Ski Club Nights. <3

Posted

Pros: Staff is awesome, they do a great job

Cons: short runs

It is Ohio - if you want to wake up, go skiing for a few hours and get on with your day you don't have any other options.  The staff and instructors are great, prices are high, but they have to blow a lot of snow and then try and recoup in a very short timeframe.

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