The winter season is almost upon us, and ski enthusiasts in Missouri are gearing up for the start of ski season. With several ski resorts near Kansas City and St. Louis, there is no shortage of options for skiers, snow tubers, snowboarders and beginners looking to take lessons.
Tony Santora, the general manager of Hidden Valley Ski Resort in Wildwood, has been preparing the resort for the upcoming season. He has spent the summer getting the resort ready and ensuring that all necessary inspections have been completed. Santora explained that they make all the snow that skiers use and that it takes about four days of continuous snowmaking for them to make enough snow to open. He described the snowmaking process, which depends on a wet bulb temperature to determine when they are able to make snow.
As they prepare to open for the season, the staff is being brought on, and beginners can also take advantage of lessons offered at the resort. The anticipation is building as these resorts make final preparations for the winter season. With skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding, and lessons for beginners, there is something for everyone to enjoy at these Missouri ski resorts.