Snow Creek Ski Resort in Weston, Missouri

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Have the ski bug or haven't the time to head to the Rocky Mountains? Whether you are an experienced skier, giving it a try for the first time, or just have the urge to play around in the white stuff, Snow Creek in Weston, Missouri has something for everyone. If you love to ski, want to shred on your snowboard, or dare to fly down a ski slope in a huge rubber tube, you can do it all at Snow Creek.

Snow Creek Ski Resort

Snow Creek is located in beautiful Weston, Missouri, just a short drive north of downtown Kansas City. For directions, check out the Snow Creek website.

At Snow Creek, you can ski and snowboard on one of their 12 ski trails or hit Rattlesnake Park which has 'Jumps, bumps, mounds, rails, table tops, pipes and more' for expert boarders and skiers. Snow Creek features a 360-foot drop with 30 percent beginner, 60 percent intermediate, and 5 percent advanced trails.

Also, try the wild Tornado Alley, a snow tube slope with five roaring lanes where young and the young at heart have a blast sliding their brains out.

You'll ride up a magic carpet and go in singles, doubles, and even groups of 5+ down the mountain. Beware, the better the snow, the faster the ride and can be scary for young children. Warm days are slower. You may tube in two- or four-hour sessions. Snow Creek Ski Resort has all sorts of classes/school options, too. So, if you're new to skiing or snowboarding, have no fear. Try a lesson.

The rates vary by day of the week and time. You can expect to pay between $30-$50 for a lift ticket and between $30-$40 for gear rental. You can check the rates online.