There is still a couple of weeks left to purchase a discounted season pass for Iowa's Mt. Crescent, and, the best news, you will be entered to win a five-night ski trip to Vail, Colorado.

Season pass prices will be going up Nov. 16.  Currently an adult season pass is $249.  A junior (18 and under), senior (65+), college student, and military season pass is currently $199.   The passes will be going up $50 each on the above date. 

Season passholders that purchase their pass by Nov. 15 will be placed in a drawing for a Vail ski vacation this winter.  The winner and a companion will be spend five nights in the Vail Valley and receive four day lift tickets.

Two winters ago the Korby Fleischer family took over Mt. Crescent and has breathed new life into the area. 

A terrain park has been added, improvements to the lighting system for night skiing and riding, widened some of the runs, added tubing, more snowmaking, remodeled the two-story lodge, and added a sun deck to the Mountain Café & Bar for those balmy spring days.  Check out the new 360-degree breathtaking view from the top of the double chair this winter.

The ski area boasts a 300-foot vertical drop, which is descent for the lower Midwest.  It offers 11 runs, a terrain park, tubing hill, two chairlifts - double and a quad - and surface tow.  Located along the Iowa-Nebraska border, it's only 15 minutes from Omaha.  They plan on opening for the season Dec. 11.