Ski/Snowboard trip

Okay - I know this is Super Bowl Sunday, but it's one of the best times to go skiing or snowboarding. Most people will be at home or in the lodge watching the game. I'm also planning to be at Hidden Valley this Monday, January 21. On both January 21 and February 3, I plan to do the $33 special price in the afternoon ($45 with rental equipment). I won't get there until about 2:00 p.m. on the 3rd, but the rest of you can go earlier.

If you would be going for the first time, check the website for lesson times and prices: www.hiddenvalleyski.com

Hidden Valley has opened a new chairlift and two new runs this year.

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  • Reni M.

    Sorry I double booked. .. not going to make it

    February 2, 2013

  • Elizabeth L. J.

    Only two people are left - if you are still planning to go, please look for me. I'm going down to Missouri today, so I won't be available for carpooling. I plan to be at the ski area and ready to go between 3:00 and 3:15. Look for me by the ski corral behind the lodge. I'll have on a light blue helmet, a yellow or white jacket, and black ski pants. My snowboard is light green.

    February 2, 2013

  • Diane S.

    Well we don't have enough people for the group discount as advertised. Most ski areas have one lesson with your lift ticket and I always take one, but they charge extra :( How are the hills/runs at this place - I couldn't find any pictures. Not sure if I want to go all that way- any info anyone?

    January 28, 2013

    • Marie

      It says from 3 -8 pm it would be the Sunday night special. $45 for ski and Rental. Then the beginner lesson would I guess be $15 at 5 pm. Otherwise Sunday day rate with rental would be $75. As a non skier I dont know other prices at other places. It looks like Chestnut in Galena would be $50 from 1-5 on Sunday and $20 for the group lesson. I know she has another trip for there on the 23rd but I dont have that date available.

      January 29, 2013

    • Elizabeth L. J.

      Diane, The runs are not as long as Chestnut, but the vertical is a little greater than Ski Snowstar. The lift lines are usually not bad, but the runs get a little congested at the top. The top is relatively steep and narrow, and then the runs widen out. There are two new runs this year, but they used most of one for a terrain park. I think the area is actually best when it's a little warmer since the runs aren't iced up (like last Sunday). I did a sort of circuit between three runs the last time I was there. I mostly stay on the backside and only go to the lodge side when I need to take a break. There is a long flat section after the black runs that requires significant speed to get through, but if you stick to the blue runs, you don't have to worry about that. My favorite run is Josh's Jaunt.

      January 29, 2013

  • Fai

    Superbowl Sunday? Sorry but I have to bail out. I'll look for another outing if you planning on one.

    January 16, 2013

    • Fai

      What's your itinerary for Jan 21st?

      January 16, 2013

    • Elizabeth L. J.

      I'll probably be there in the afternoon. I'm meeting my daughter at the airport in St. Louis in the morning, having lunch with her, and then going out to Hidden Valley.

      January 17, 2013

  • January 16, 2013

  • Elizabeth L. Jones changed the date and time to Sunday, February 03, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    January 16, 2013

  • Elizabeth L. J.

    Okay - February is not looking good for me. However, I'll be going to Hidden Valley in St. Louis a couple of times in the next two weeks, so I'm going to put down one of those dates. I'll already be down there, so the rest of you will want to arrange carpools independent of me.

    January 16, 2013

  • Elizabeth L. J.

    How do all of you feel about February 9? I'm thinking of doing the Peoria Ski Club trip to Cascade at the end of the month, and I have another commitment on the weekend of the 16th and 17th. The first or second weekends in March are also good for me (if the snow is still good), but I know there's also a backpack trip the first weekend in March.

    January 15, 2013

    • Fai

      The 9th won't work for me either. I'm going curling that day.

      January 15, 2013

    • Elizabeth L. J.

      I have a rehearsal on the 10th, but if another group wants to go that day, go for it!

      January 15, 2013

  • Fai

    FYI, Peoria Ski Club is hosting a Sunday trip on to Cascade Mountain at Portage, WI on Feb 24th. A coach bus will leave 5:30am to Cascade and return to Peoria at 9:30pm. If you are interested, contact me for pricing and more info.

    January 15, 2013

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