As winter approaches, ski season is almost here. Missouri is home to several ski resorts near Kansas City and St. Louis, including Hidden Valley Ski Resort in Wildwood. The general manager of the resort, Tony Santora, has been preparing for the upcoming season by getting the resort ready and ensuring all necessary inspections have been completed.
Santora explained that they make all the snow that skiers use and it takes about four days of continuous snowmaking 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 winter season is an exciting time for ski enthusiasts, 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.