Clear Fork is a ski area located in the state of Ohio in USA. The resort is in the town of Butler, OH.
Clear Fork is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Clear Fork. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Clear Fork's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Clear Fork around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Clear Fork Terrain Overview
Clear Fork has a total of 9 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Clear Fork is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 60 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 24 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Clear Fork's slopes see on average 43 inches (1.1 meters) of snowfall a year.
Clear Fork Elevation
Clear Fork has a summit elevation of 2,400 feet, or 731 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,100 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 300 feet (91 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Clear Fork has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Clear Fork Difficulty Level
33.9out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Clear Fork has 60 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Clear Fork is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 29% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 71%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Clear Fork good for beginners?
Clear Fork can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 71% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Clear Fork Location
Clear Fork is located in the state of Ohio, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Butler, OH.
Butler, OH 44822 USA
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Getting to Clear Fork
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Clear Fork), its coordinates of 41.68000, -84.58000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Butler, OH to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Clear Fork.
|Detroit Metropolitan Airport||DTW||Detroit, MI||73 mi|
|Cleveland Hopkins International Airport||CLE||Cleveland, OH||142 mi|
|John Glenn Columbus International Airport||CMH||Columbus, OH||146 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Clear Fork.
|Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport||TOL||Toledo, OH||40 mi|
|Fort Wayne International Airport||FWA||Fort Wayne, IN||58 mi|
|Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport||AZO||Kalamazoo, MI||63 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Clear Fork, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Clear Fork.
|Mt. Brighton||Brighton, MI||1,330 ft||36%||70 mi|
|The Homestead||Glen Arbor, MI||875 ft||32%||91 mi|
|Mt. Holly||Holly, MI||1,105 ft||40%||94 mi|
|Pine Knob||Clarkston, MI||1,300 ft||36%||96 mi|
Clear Fork Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,400 ft|
|Base Elevation||2,100 ft|
|Vertical Drop||300 ft|
(29% Beginner, 42% Intermediate, 29% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||43 inches|