Boston Mills, Peninsula: Another newcomer, Boston Mills has three T bars, and eight rope tows servicing two beginner, four intermediate and two advanced slopes. Snow-making equipment covers all but one of the slopes, and night skiing is offered until 11 p.m. Other facilities include a lodge with cafeteria, a ski shop with rentals and a nine-acre parking lot to accommodate 1,000 cars. Former Sun Valley Instructor Norbert Fischer heads the ski school. Telephone Tom Kelsey (216-657-2334).
Brandywine, Northfield: With 65 acres cleared for skiing this new development's uphill facilities are two T bars, both 1,100 feet long, and two rope tows. There are six trails, the longest 2,200 feet, and two open slopes, one for beginners. Night skiing is available from 6 to 11 p.m., and snow-making equipment covers the entire area. The base lodge has a cafeteria and a ski shop with rentals. Ferdl Astor is the director o the Austrian ski school. Telephone Harold Stoneman (216-BEdford 2-1533).
Clear Fork valley, Butler: A new area, it is built on a semicircle of hills with a 2,550-foot double chair lift, a T bar, J bar and a rope tow servicing four open slopes and three trails. There is a lodge with two bars, a cafeteria and a ski shop with rentals. Snow-making equipment covers the entire 40 acres, and night skiing is offered over 80% of the area until 10 p.m. Austrian Arno Erath directs the ski school. Telephone Frank Black (419-883-2000).
Snow Trails, Mansfield: Starting its third year of operation, the area has added two T bars, a new slope and snow-making equipment to cover its entire 40 acres. The lodge has also been expanded and now has three lounges and a cafeteria (open only on weekends). Telephone Roxy Falde (419-522-7393).
Valley High, Bellefontaine: A new double chair lift has been installed, and a 2,000-foot long expert trail has been cut through the woods. The lodge porch was enclosed, and an outdoor skating rink has been added. Telephone Royce Asher (513-593-2811).