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Mt Crescent Ski Area
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17026 Snowhill Ln Honey Creek, IA 51542
17026 Snowhill LaneUSIowaHoney Creek51542
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Voted #1 Place to Learn Ski and Snowboard!
Voted #1 Place for Sledding!

Mt. Crescent Ski Area is located 15 miles northeast of Omaha, Nebraska in the mountainous terrain of the Iowa Bluffs and has been open every single year since 1961, over 50 years! The famous Olympian gold medalist skier Stein Eriksson helped find the perfect spot for a new ski area in 1961 and thus Mt Crescent was built.   Mt Crescent provides Midwest skiers with a variety of slopes to intrigue new skiers and challenge experienced ones. Ski Runs reach up to 2,400 feet in length, that is 7 football fields long!  Compared to other ski area in the Midwest Mt Crescent is Larger than 80% or them.  If there is no snow in your backyard you can always be guaranteed there is always 100% chance of Snow at Mt Crescent. Swiss style inspired lodge complete with year round sundeck and is home to the Mountain Cafe & Bar.  Enjoy hearty, winter fare complemented by your favorite beverage or relax by the outside firepit and roast marshmallows until your next run!  Ask about discounted group pricing and menu packages for corporate, schools, youth groups & retreats and about lodge rentals for special events and holiday parties.  

  • Private and Group Ski & Snowboard lessons.
  • Over 100,000 people have learned how to Ski and Snowboard at Mt Crescent Ski Area.
  • Ski Runs reach up to 2,400 feet in length, which are 7 football fields long! Wow.
  • New snowmaking machines, exact same as those found at Colorado resorts including Vail.
  • Mt Crescent Always has a 100% chance of snow and is open December – March
  • Sledding Run is 1000 feet in length, which is 3 football fields long! Wow.
  • 7000 square foot Swiss style inspired lodge with café.
  • Two person and a Four person chairlifts can transport 3,600 skiers per hour up the ski slopes.
  • Night Skiing available with lighted ski runs
  • Rentals of 1500 pairs of skis, snowboards, boots and helmets are available for rent
  • Groups, corporate events, field trips, etc are available
  • Mt Crescent Ski Patrol is the only Midwest Ski Area part of the Rocky Mountain Division
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"The snow was pretty decent quality, if not a little icy but that's normal."
"I recently learned to ski and it is my new favorite sport."
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"I haven't braved the black slopes so it might be good for pros too."
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Malachi Behrens
a month ago
I go a few times every year and it has degraded every year. When I first went a few years ago, they would always have both lifts running and had a good terrain park. When I went a few weeks ago, they only had 1 lift running because they didn't have enough staff and no terrain park. Just think they were interested in getting my $ and nothing else. Didn't really care about the consumer. Won't be going back any time soon.
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Ski Prophet
10 months ago
In the winter of 2006 I caught a ride east from my home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to pick up the family RV that was in for repairs at the manufacturer. On the return trip west, I visited a ski hill, Mt. Crescent, Iowa. Situated on 50 acres with two lifts and boasting a 300’ vertical foot drop, I wasn’t sure what to expect as I turned off I-29/680. What I discovered was the heart of skiing. It was a reminder of my childhood. The smell of grilled cheese sandwiches, French fries, melting ski wax and the sounds of boot clad feet clomping up the stairs greeted my senses. It was right then and there that I rediscovered the passion, the excitement, the heart of skiing and snowboarding. Mt. Crescent Ski Area would be a great place to train gates or have a night skiing party. It has the feel of ski hills of days gone by and the employees are as dedicated to skiing and snowboarding.
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Ariel Burns
11 months ago
I recently learned to ski and it is my new favorite sport. I love the wide trails at Mt. Crescent, great for beginners and some steep slopes for intermediates, like me. I haven't braved the black slopes so it might be good for pros too. I went Jan 2014
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Joe Brennan
a year ago
I've been coming to Mt. Crescent to snowboard for over 20 yrs off and on since being stationed here in Bellevue with the military. The experience has always been great! Good snow, decent runs for keeping skills up or learning. I'm now teaching my son to snowboard. The main run is just right for beginners. Sure, the price is a bit high, but it's all we've got in the area, so it makes sense. (But, please don't go higher...)
Susan Urban
a month ago
I usually don't review a place but I have to. The staff is not friendly or very helpful. The only person that cared was the person that checked us in for our lift passes. However, he forgot to give me a zipper holder for my tag. I also ordered food and when it was ready they just plopped it in front of me and resumed their conversation. There was a line so I wasn't sure if it was mine or not so I just thought...I guess I'll take my chances and take this. Also, the parking lot is A MESS. My shoes were ruined because it's basically a mud pit. Please please please put in pavement. It's at the base of the ski hill so when all that melts it has to go somewhere. I'd like to go back again but it's not very welcoming.
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Lori Tackett
a year ago
We called at 4pm on Wednesday afternoon to schedule lessons for our children on Thursday (THE VERY NEXT DAY) Prepaid for lessons. Took our children out of school and drove 1.5 hours to get up there. Two mini-vans full of people (my brother's kids came as well). We get there and they tell us that they have closed the mountain (I use this word loosely) due to high winds. They had our phone number and tried to call us ONCE but didn't get a hold of us and didn't leave a voicemail. They were VERY rude and unapologetic saying we should have checked the website. If this is in fact their policy why didn't they tell us that YESTERDAY when we called to reserve the lessons. No one even mentioned that is was a possibility that it may close and we should check ahead of time to make sure. I am not upset that they felt they needed to close for safety but they sure didn't try hard to get a hold of us and didn't even warn us the day before that it was a possibility. The most irritating part is how unapologetic they were. For a place that has a HILL that they want people to ski'd think they'd be more user friendly. They gave us free lift tickets to come back but I wouldn't go back even if it were free. If you choose to go there CALL THE DAY YOU ARE GOING to make sure they are open. Good luck getting anyone to answer the phone though.
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Morgan Keebler
a year ago
It was what I expected. I mean you get what you pay for. If you were expecting a mountain I can see how you might be disappointed, but it's in Iowa not Colorado. The snow was pretty decent quality, if not a little icy but that's normal. The staff were fairly friendly and the food was good too (if not a bit expensive.) Perfect place for beginners or people wanting to refresh their skills. The rentals, I thought, were in pretty good shape as well.
Brian Skarda
a year ago
People say its small... but its better then nothing! We are in Nebraska people! Good way to get your ski addiction under contro until you can make it to Colorado!


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