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Hit the Slopes at Mt. Crescent Ski Area!

Please note that Mt. Crescent Ski Area is closed for the 2023-2024 season. 

As winter approaches, outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers are gearing up for thrilling winter activities. Nestled in the Loess Hills of Pottawattamie County, Mt. Crescent Ski Area offers an idyllic winter playground for families and snow sports enthusiasts. From skiing and snowboarding to sledding, Mt. Crescent is the perfect destination to embrace the snowy season.

Mt. Crescent Ski Area typically opens in December and closes in March, but the exact dates can vary depending on the weather conditions. They ensure that the slopes are properly maintained and the snow is just right for your winter adventure. Hours of operation and the season schedule is available at

The popular winter destination boasts a variety of ski trails catering to skiers of all levels. From gentle slopes for beginners to challenging runs for advanced skiers, this ski area is an excellent place to perfect your technique or learn how to ski from scratch. Skiing lessons and equipment rentals are available, making it a great place for novices to gain confidence on the slopes.

Skiing down the slopes at Mt Crescent

Snowboarders, don't worry; Mt. Crescent has you covered too! With a specially designed terrain park, snowboarders can carve their way down the hillside, practicing jumps, spins, and slides. Experienced riders can showcase their skills while newcomers can take lessons to get started.

Mt. Crescent offers the perfect sledding experience on select days throughout the ski season for those seven years or older. The dedicated sledding area is for kids and families to have a blast on the hills. Please note that all participants must use sleds provided by Mt. Crescent and stay in the dedicated sledding area.

Mt Crescent Ski Area's indoor lodge

After a day of winter fun, you can warm up and relax at the lodge. The lodge offers a cozy atmosphere where you can unwind by the fireplace, enjoy a hot meal, or grab a cup of hot cocoa. It's a great place to socialize, share stories of your day on the slopes, and soak in the picturesque views of the surrounding winter landscape.

For more information about pricing, lessons, special events, and everything you need to know to plan your visit to Mt. Crescent Ski Area, check out!


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