Snow Creek1 Snow Creek Drive
Weston, MO 64098
Mon - Thu: 12:00 pm-9:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm-2:00 am
Sat: 9:00 am-2:00 am
Sun: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
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Snow Creek Ski Resort: Fun, Family Times in Kansas City
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. So 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.
There are few sports as thrilling and exhilarating as hitting the slopes. Because of this, Snow Creek is one of the most thrilling hot spots for entertainment in Kansas City. Whether you have children and are looking for some exciting family time, or just looking for something that is fun in Kansas City, Snow Creek has all of the amenities that will you will be able to enjoy.
Ski. Snowboard. Tube.
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. Also try the wild, Tornado Alley a snow tube slope on where young and the young at heart have a blast sliding their brains out. Snow Creek features a 360 foot drop with 30% beginner, 60% intermediate, and 5% advanced trails.
Snow Creek Ski School
Need to brush up on your ski skills before your big trip or a beginner looking to learn? Snow Creek has both Kansas City skiing and snowboarding lessons for those of all ages. Take a private or group lesson from one of their experienced instructors. Lessons start at 9:30am on weekends and 12pm on weekdays.
To make a reservations or for further info, contact the Snow Creek Ski School at 816.640.2200 or check our out website for more information!
In 1980, the National Ski Patrol was recognized as a Federal Charter by the United States Congress. This is a coveted endorsement that only a few other American institutions, such as the Red Cross, the YMCA, and the Boy Scouts, have earned. The Charter stipulates the promotion of safety and health in skiing and other outdoor winter recreational activities. The NSP reports directly to Congress.
The Snow Creek Ski Patrol consists of dedicated volunteers promoting ski/boarding safety. Our responsibilities include promoting the international responsibility code and providing emergency care and rescue. Our mission is to be trained in rescue and first aid treatment and to demonstrate and promote safe sliding and riding responsibilities to visitors of Snow Creek. We offer this service in a professional and courteous manner, affording the best public relations possible for Snow Creek and our organization.
Ski / Ride School
Make your time on the snow more enjoyable by taking a lesson. Whether you're a beginner or someone who wants to fine-tune your technique, we have a class for you. When you go to this school, you will learn how to have fun!
This winter LEARN a SNOW SPORT! Go with a Pro!
Snow Creek has some of the best instructors around. They are highly trained to provide cutting edge teaching techniques. Snow Creek was one of the first Schools in the nation to provide "direct to parallel" ski lessons (an experience that will provide an easier lesson for the student). We were also one of the first schools in the nation to develop a full time snowboard program. We have received national recognition for our instructors and programs.
We offer private, group, and special group lessons. Private lessons are available for those who would like special attention or would like to work on a specific improvement. Semiprivate lessons are available for students of like ability.
Adaptive programs are available for those with physical handicap needs during the season by appointment. Check with ski school for times offered. 816-640-2006
Snow Creek Tips
Everyone learns at different paces. It is important to keep your expectations reasonable. This way both you and your children will have a successful and rewarding on the snow experience. Some factors that can affect learning to ski or snowboard include your temperament (how open you are to new things), age, and physical ability. Both skiing and snowboarding take specialized skills that improve with practice over time. Ultimately, your expectation's for you or your kids should focus on the fun and excitement of the overall experience.
Things to Bring
Well, no surprise here but clothes that will keep you warm and dry. And that's really important if you end up falling a couple of times. We do not recommend cotton clothing (jeans and a sweatshirt) it becomes wet, then cold. What's great is that you probably have most of what you need. If you don't, just borrow some from friends.
The best way to dress for winter is to wear layers. This gives you more flexibility to add or remove layers, depending on the weather and your activity. Turtleneck shirts, sweaters, long underwear and footless tights work well as under-layers. Avoid wearing cotton next to your skin, it will absorb sweat and snow and make you shiver. For that same reason, wool or acrylic socks are better than cotton athletic socks. Wear one, thin pair. Ski and snowboard boots are designed to be warm. Thick socks, or multiple layers of socks, will only give you blisters. If you buy anything, it should be a pair of waterproof shell pants and warm long underwear. You probably have a winter sports jacket already.
But, Not too Much
You may not need as many layers of clothing as you think. On a sunny day, you may only need two layers - the waterproof outer layer and the turtleneck/long underwear first layer. But bring a middle layer (fleece or wool sweater) just in case. You can always take off clothes as you get warmer. Interested in more info, check this out: In general, the three main layers are wicking (worn next to your skin), insulating (middle layer that keeps the cold out) and weather protection (exterior layer or guard against the elements).
What do beginners forget to bring the first day?
Sunglasses, goggles and sunscreen. The sun is very strong at high altitudes and against a snow-white background. Also remember to bring water-resistant gloves or mittens and a hat. Future snowboarders, wear wrist guards if you have them. If you already have knee pads, they will help cushion snowboard falls.
Where to Go
The snowpass windows are located outside the lodge on the side of the parking lot. You must have a snowpass to have slope access and rent equipment. The snowpass will also be coded with your rental information. After receiving your snowpass, place it on your jacket. Metal wire first, then label.
Head inside the lodge, the rental area will be on your left.
- Step 1. Pick up your boots, sizes generally match foot in a dress shoe.
- Step 2. Find a spot on the benches and try them on. We recommend only one pair of socks, otherwise the boots may be too tight. Adjust all the buckles, make sure they are snug, but not too tight, that they hurt your feet.
- Step 3. Coin lockers are available to store your shoes.
- Step 4. Proceed to the counter to pick up your skis or snowboard. Let the technician know you are a beginner. You will be asked your height and weight so the equipment will be properly fitted to you.
Take A Lesson:
Head over to the lesson meeting area. Located on your right when you come out of the lodge. Whether you chose to ski or snowboard, we have the lesson for you! The beginner lesson will teach you how to turn, stop, how and when to use the lifts at Snow Creek.
What to do if you:
Need a restroom? Restrooms are located by the rental area.
Need First Aid? Report accidents to any uniformed Patroller (red jacket), or lift attendant, or at the First Aid station at the West end of the Lodge, near the tubing area.
Need lunch? Our cafeteria is located on the main level, for the over 21 crowd a bar & lounge is upstairs.
Mountain Checklist for Kids
- All clothing & equipment labeled with child's name
- Warm Ski Jacket
- Ski Pants
- Extra Pair of WOOL socks
- Extra Set of clothing for youngsters
- Goggles or sunglasses
- Helmet or warm hat
- Lip protection
- Waterproof mittens or gloves
- Lift ticket
- Good night's sleep
- Hearty breakfast
- A big smile!
- Skis or snowboard
- Poles (optional for skis)
- Parent (Please remember that one parent must remain on the Mountain when a child is in any program.)
SNOW MONSTERS AT SNOW CREEK - A SPECIAL 3 HOUR GROUP LESSON FOR SKIING OR SNOW BOARDING FOR CHILDREN AGES 5-12
Snow Monsters makes learning the basics and the more advanced elements of winter sports for kids EASY and FUN! Classes are divided by students' abilities and safety always comes first.
Snow Monsters is offered exclusively at 9:30 and 1:30 on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. (Registration is open 1 hour before the start of the lesson.)
Contact the Snow Creek Ski School for reservations or questions
816-640-2200 ext. 206