So it turns out that I am moving to Columbus, OH this spring/summer and will be there at least the next ski season. I'm not too crazy about it, but anything has to be better than Birmingham, AL. I know the skiing around the immediate Columbus area can't be great, but where do you guys go for a quick fix? I already have my eyes on weekend trips to places like Holiday Valley, NY or, Cannan/Timberline in WV when I am not getting out west. FYI I'll ski anything inbounds out west except for say Corbett's in JH, but I have still managed to have fun at SE resorts like Ober Gatlinburg TN, Cataloochee NC, and Beech NC. I also have no kids in tow with me so a good place for kids does not matter.
I know that Snow Trails and Mad River are not awesome and have the same measly 300 ft vertical, but which of the two do you Ohio guys ski when you need to just get out for a few hours and come home the same day?
Why do you prefer one over the other?