If you’re not planning on going to Palm Beach, you can get your winter on right here in Missouri. Snow Creek, near the town of Weston, located just outside the Kansas City metro area, is a great family destination and an excellent place to learn to ski. The facility offers lessons for skiers of all abilities, especially for beginners.
Snow Creek can add 12 inches of machine-made snow in a 24-hour period at temperatures of 20 degrees. This February, skiers can enjoy weekend Moonlight Ski Sessions on Feb. 15, 20 and 21—ski until midnight!
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WHERE TO DINE
Excellent food in a warm, intimate setting. New American cuisine with a Continental flair prepared by chef David Scott. 608 Main St., 816-640-2835
Cool historic pub that extends several stories underground in a neat stone labyrinth of tunnels. Good microbrew beer selection and plenty of Irish whiskey. 500 Welt St., 816-640-5235
A newer addition to the Weston dining scene, offering casual dining such as a great burger and their own take on Kansas City barbecue. 509 Main St., 816-640-0010
You can enjoy a light lunch or a gourmet dinner in its cozy cottage atmosphere. 505 Spring St., 816-640-5588
Snow Creek is located north of Weston, Mo. on Hwy. 45. 1 Snow Creek Drive, 816-640-2200, skisnowcreek.com