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Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park

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Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park

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JohnGunther wrote a review May 2019
Milan, Illinois73 contributions18 helpful votes
We did this ziplines on sunday 5 May. And we had a very nice time. Very easy for our 11yo grandson. The guides were very informed and fun to have shared this afternoon. This company is open year around
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Julie C wrote a review Jan 2017
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I had a great experience at snowstar skiing for the first time. The weather was good & it happened to be slow that day which was nice. Everyone that worked there was really helpful & I appreciated their suggestions & willingness to pull me around on my skis from holding one of my ski poles! Overall it was a great day & I would recommend to other first time skiers.
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Date of experience: January 2017
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esfesq wrote a review Apr 2016
Kentucky185 contributions84 helpful votes
Took the kids to Snowstar for a day trip and it was a disaster from the start. they were hopelessly understaffed because they booked a bunch of student trips, so after waiting in line for an hour for rental skis, we just gave up and decided to do the snow tube. Granted, they happily refunded our money, but both skiing and tubing were rather expensive for such a modest little hill. Unfortunately, the lines for tubing were equally long with kids running amok and no staff to facilitate an orderly flow of the line. Having skied all over the world, I realize this is just a small town, local hill -- but if they charging a hefty price, they should be resourcing their facilities appropriately.
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Date of experience: January 2016
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tyrod wrote a review Mar 2014
Cuba, Illinois7 contributions8 helpful votes
Highly recommend if you are a first timer. Tubing hill was great to. Wife said the lodge was not really what she was expecting. Still nice though.
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Date of experience: March 2014
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Mark c wrote a review Feb 2014
Decatur, Illinois4 contributions5 helpful votes
Background: I've skiied a lot in the Rockies and enjoy black diamond runs. And Ski Snowstar is not Squaw Valley at Lake Tahoe -- but neither is the price or the distance to get there. What it IS is a great place to learn to ski (or snowboard) or to tune up your skills or have fun day trip at a very reasonable price. If you're headed to the Rocky Mountains but haven't been on skis in 12 months, this is a fun place to get your feet back under you and give yourself some mild challenges. Or if you've always wanted to learn to ski, this is perfect. For about $70 per person, you can get an all day lift ticket and full gear rental (skis or boards) and can ski till 10 pm (with well-lit runs). The beginner slope is perfect for your first time, and the advanced slopes will give you some challenges to master. If you're into terrain obstacles, they have some good runs with many rails and jumps on them. Being in Illinois, the downside is the relatively short vertical drop, but the runs are laid out well enough that you get a fair amount of skiing done on each run. Wait times at the lifts (4 of them!) are very short. The restuarant/snack bar has very reasonable prices (3 tacos = $5) and plenty of space, and the bar is very quaint for a beer or hot chocolate by the fire after a long day of skiing. There are also tubing runs, though I've never done them -- thought they do look fun. There are also several nearby hotels listed on the website that have ski/sleep packages. We stayed at a nice, clean, Best Western for $104 per night that included two lift tickets (about a $60 savings). Great package. Overall, I highly recommend Ski Snowstar for a fun, family-friendly day or two of skiing. There's enough there to allow all skill levels to have a good time.
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Date of experience: February 2014
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