Situated in a valley, not on a mountain — this is Ohio after all — Boston Mills and sister ski resort Brandywine are the best reasons to get the hell out of the house during the winter. It's a ski getaway that doesn't take much getting away and it's nothing to shake a pole at: Boston Mills boasts seven trails and 40 skiable acres. It's the perfect place to learn the fine art of skiing or snowboarding at any age with trails suitable for all experience levels. Rent equipment if you don't have it, enjoy the college ID night specials, go tubing (definitely go tubing) and take on the powder on the weekends or under the lights.
7100 Riverview Rd., Peninsula, 330-657-2334, bmbw.com.