If you are searching for a great, small town ski destination, and not wanting to travel across the country to find it, look no further then Paoli Peaks in Paoli, Indiana. Located less then 2 hours southwest of Cincinnati, Paoli offers the hospitality of a small town, with a fantastic skiing experience.
The 45000 square foot ski lodge, which features a Cafeteria style restaurant and pizzeria, ticket sales area, and a ski and snowboard rental shop, is an impressive beginning to your fun filled day or night of skiing and snowboarding. The skiing area is a 300 foot vertical drop, with an average grade of 10 - 15%. A trail map can be found here.
If snow tubing is your thing, Paoli Peaks has you covered there too. The Arctic Blast Snow Tubing facility offers 9 snow covered lanes speeding you down the 700 foot long slopes. The 400 foot Wonder Carpet then takes you back up the hill for another go. Within the Arctic Blast Snow Tubing facility there is also a day lodge, complete with concession stand and restroom, with changing area. There is also an indoor and outdoor viewing area to watch others as they glide down the slopes.
For the younger skiers, still learning to ski, there is a Kid's Fun Park, specially designed to help them learn and improve their skills, in a kid friendly environment. For the more adventurous, Terrain Park gives snowboarders some fun obstacles to show off their skills.
If you want to get away for a fun, ski vacation, but do not want spend most of your vacation time getting there, consider giving Paoli Peaks, in Paoli, Indiana a try. Enjoy their great ski facilities in this wonderful, small town, just two hours from Cincinnati.
Additional info: Location - 2798 West Countt road 25 South. Paoli, IN 47454. Directions can be found here. A list of all hours can be found here. Lift and rental rates can be found here. Lodging information can be found here.