5 Best Ski Destinations for Families Around Kansas

By Eric Griffing

5 Best Ski Destinations for Families Around Kansas

The Midwest is home to some of the country’s best ski resorts featuring great terrain and freshly-fallen snow. Some of the snowiest resorts can be found in Missouri or just a drive away in Colorado. Whether you are looking for an expert level skiing experience or just a fun family weekend on the slopes, the following ski resorts are some of the best places to get out into nature and enjoy the thrilling experience of racing through snow covered terrain.

1. Snow Creek, Weston, MO

Snow Creek is a fantastic ski resort located just a short drive from Kansas City. The location features a drop over 300 feet and a great mix of beginner, intermediate, and expert level runs that will fit everyone’s skill level. The 10,000-square-foot ski lodge features a great bar and lounge to keep you fueled up between runs. 

2. Hidden Valley Ski, Wildwood, MO

If you are looking for a great ski resort to check out this winter season than take the roughly four-hour drive from Overland Park, Kansas, to Wildwood, Missouri, and check out Hidden Valley Ski. The resort features over a dozen runs of varying levels and offers skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Check them out on a Friday or Saturday night this winter when they turn on the flood lights for night time skiing.

3. Mt. Crescent Ski Area, Honey Creek, IA

Mt. Crescent Ski Area has been open every year since 1961 offering family-friendly ski experiences. The location and design for the ski resort was chosen by the famous Olympian gold medalist skier Stein Eriksen. The ski runs are over seven football fields long, giving you all day fun. The ski resort is also constantly voted as one of the best places to learn how to ski. 

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4. Seven Oaks, Boone, IA

Seven Oaks located in central Iowa is an outdoor recreation area that features skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing in the winter. Their slopes contain 11 different runs, a diverse terrain park, and even a rail yard. Their chair lifts will keep you moving along quickly so you can spend all day racing down the slopes. 

5. Echo Mountain, Idaho Springs, CO

Echo Mountain is located less than an hour from Denver and their ski resort offers incredible views along the Continental Divide. The resort is nestled among beautiful mountains and offers breathtaking vistas in every direction. Their trails are always covered in freshly-fallen snow that is just waiting to be carved by your skis! 

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