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17026 Snowhill Ln Honey Creek, IA 51542
17026 Snowhill LaneUSIowaHoney Creek51542
(712) 545-3850skicrescent.com
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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 daily lift tickets are good for between 9-12 hours, depending on the day."
"Perfect place for beginners or people wanting to refresh their skills."
"It's at the base of the ski hill so when all that melts it has to go somewhere."
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warner rasmussen
3 months ago
Will not recommend to guests at my hotel anymore. They charged me twice for my trip and said that they did not. Then 3 days later they billed me again for the same amount of $85.60. So in total i was overcharged by $171.20 for the visit. I will never patronize this establishment again, furthermore I suggest not to give these crooks a chance to do the same to you. I wasted my entire evening disputing the charges and canceling my card. Now i must wait several weeks to receive a replacement, as well as the money that should easily have fed me for those several weeks. I am extremely dissatisfied and disappointed.
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Suad Johnson
2 months ago
I had great time with family. Driving two hours to get there was worth it.
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Mark Gregg
3 months ago
Well I'm waiting for snow cause I'm healthy and strong and I know how to Ski. Want Thomas Gregg to try it. Maybe snowboarding. He's a kid. Lol
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Chris Backus
2 weeks ago
They used to be about the skiing and snowboarding but now it's just a sled hill wasting one of the only runs for sleds. No nastar and the new hours are horrible for people that have to actually work.
Rodrigo Sandoval
a week ago
Very disappointed with this years hours before they closed at 9 during the week days it would give me 3 hours to get some ski time but now I can't even do that since they close at 6. Very upsetting for season pass holders since we cant even use our pass and the day I can Saturday they close at 6pm. They say there all about the snow business but every time we have some snow they are closed. If they where located in Colorado they'd be closed every snowfall. Thats what us skiers love fresh snow!!
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Malachi Behrens
11 months 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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Suan Swantastic
a year 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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Jessica Parde
10 months ago
Mt. Crescent Ski Area had to cancel ski lessons due to weather, which I understood and did not have a problem with. The lady on the phone said they would refund our money which has not happened after 2 months of repeated phone calls & emails to them which have been unanswered. I would not recommend this place due to their lack of business ethics.

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