Though, we received nearly 7 inches of snow, HV had so-so powder. Terrible grooming even with the natural snow. HV staff did not clear the chairs so, enjoy a cold ride up. Keeping that is just St Louis, MO in mind, these are some of the best conditions we've had in awhile.
If you truly love skiing you'd know that the best place to ski is where you're skiing that day. Hidden valley is a Midwest resort and doesn't try to be anything other than that. Having a place close to home is better than nothing.