As winter approaches and ski season nears, Missouri is readying to welcome skiers and snow enthusiasts to its several ski resorts near Kansas City and St. Louis. Hidden Valley Ski Resort in Wildwood, in particular, is gearing up for the upcoming season, with general manager Tony Santora leading the charge.
Santora has been working tirelessly to prepare the resort for the winter months, ensuring that all necessary inspections have been completed and that the resort is ready for action. One of the most important aspects of preparing for ski season is making snow, and Santora explained that Hidden Valley makes all the snow that skiers use. It takes about four days of continuous snowmaking for them to make enough snow to open, but they rely on a wet bulb temperature to determine when they are able to make snow.
As they prepare to open for the season, Hidden Valley’s staff is being brought on board, and beginners can take advantage of lessons offered at the resort. 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.