Last day of the season at Hidden Valley in Wildwood

WILDWOOD, Mo. — Sunday was the last day folks hit the slopes at Hidden Valley Ski Resort, and many families benefited from the mild temperatures and artificial snow on the ground.

“It’s really fun,” said Margot Walsh, 9. “You just feel free. It feels like you’re flying.”

Kate Walsh took her children, Margot and Ted, to Hidden Valley to compete in her final run of the season.

“They love skiing,” Kate said. “It’s a great way to be outside with family. Her dad also loves to ski so it’s fun to go out with the family and enjoy the great outdoors.”

“We started skiing when we were about three years old,” Ted said.

James Kummer and his 11-year-old daughter had the same idea.

“We always try to get out of here on the last day,” said Kummer. “It doesn’t really matter if there isn’t a lot of snow, but yeah, just getting in that last last run before the end of the year is important to us because we probably won’t be able to do that again in 6, 7, 8 months.”

It wasn’t cold enough for the snow cannons to start making new snow in about two weeks, but there were still enough slopes to enjoy the last day of the season. Air temperatures exceeded 60° and several people decided to ski in shorts.

“You don’t need a coat,” Ted said.

This was Tony Santora’s first year as General Manager. He previously worked at Park City Mountain in Utah and says one of his greatest passions is growing the sport of skiing. He met so many new skiers in St. Louis.

“We had a lot of great people visiting us,” Santora said. “Our team was incredible. It’s a bit challenging with the warm weather we’ve had all year, but our snow surface crew was just amazing and they were able to make and groom snow and just put out a product that we everyone could be proud of.”

Hidden Valley season 40 is now on the books.

“We will just focus on winterizing the resort and getting ready for skiing, horseback riding and tubing next year,” Santora said. “We have many preventative maintenance and capital projects that we are working on over the summer to get this place back up and running for next year.”

And families look forward to it too.

“This is such a cool activity on Saturday and Sunday, so I’m looking forward to going to Park City for spring break and conquering a big mountain,” Walsh said. “We’ll be back next season. You have done a great job here.” Last day of the season at Hidden Valley in Wildwood

Sarah Y. Kim

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