Close to KC, Sunday night special, no pretense
300 vertical feet
We live in suburban KC - have been bringing the kids here for the past 4 years. The Sunday Night special is great - $30 for me (with my equipment), $40 for them (renting equipment) - and we get in 4 hours of skiing. The snow conditions vary because the weather in KC is hardly ideal for this. It can warm up during the day which means ice after sundown. They have expanded their facilities which improves the speed of rental - usually we can get through in 20-30 min. There can be a ticket line at 4. The service is generally friendly and good. The lodge is really just a tin barn with a cement floor - so not all that comfortable if a non-skier wants to come along and hang out. If you're an intermediate and don't mind repetition, the lines at the two triple chairs to the left are usually short. The beginner double chair line can be long. They call one run a black but there really are no expert runs. Even so, for what it is, it's fun. There is no pretence here as most people are rental beginners from KC - so not that much money in equipment or clothing - and no attitude at all. We go back often because it is what we have available.