As the temperatures drop and winter approaches, ski season is almost upon us. Missouri is home to several ski resorts near Kansas City and St. Louis, including Hidden Valley Ski Resort in Wildwood. The general manager of Hidden Valley, Tony Santora, has been preparing the resort for the upcoming season all summer long.
Santora explained that they make all the snow that skiers use and it takes about four days of continuous snowmaking for them to make enough snow to open. The snowmaking process depends on a wet bulb temperature to determine when they are able to make snow. As they get ready to open for the season, the staff is being brought on board and beginners can also take advantage of lessons offered at the resort.
For ski enthusiasts, winter is an exciting time and resorts like Hidden Valley are gearing up for the start of ski season. With skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding and lessons for beginners, there is something for everyone to enjoy at these Missouri ski resorts. The anticipation is building as these resorts make final preparations for the winter season.