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Great place to learn to ski or to tune up your skills

Background: I've skiied a lot in the Rockies and enjoy black diamond runs. And Ski Snowstar is not... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2014
Mark c
Decatur, Illinois
It's a hole!

To have any kind of Ski area is great! If you are looking for black diamond you won't find it... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2012
Mrs. W
Davenport, Iowa
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  • Terrible0%
14 Jan 2017
“First time skiing”
4 Apr 2016
“terrible experience -- hope they do better if we decide to go back”
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Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

I had a great experience at snowstar skiing for the first time. The weather was good & it happened to be slow that day which was nice. Everyone that worked there was really helpful & I appreciated their suggestions & willingness to pull me around...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed April 4, 2016

Took the kids to Snowstar for a day trip and it was a disaster from the start. they were hopelessly understaffed because they booked a bunch of student trips, so after waiting in line for an hour for rental skis, we just gave up and...More

Thank esfesq
Reviewed March 9, 2014

Highly recommend if you are a first timer. Tubing hill was great to. Wife said the lodge was not really what she was expecting. Still nice though.

1  Thank tyrod
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Background: I've skiied a lot in the Rockies and enjoy black diamond runs. And Ski Snowstar is not Squaw Valley at Lake Tahoe -- but neither is the price or the distance to get there. What it IS is a great place to learn to...More

3  Thank Mark c
Reviewed January 24, 2014

We took a large group of young men to ski for the first time. They had plenty of equipment and the instructor was great. No complaints.

1  Thank Jason C
Reviewed December 24, 2013

I live in a Chicago suburb so snowstar is a 3 hour hike for me. But for family fun I think it is worth it. My daughter had a 2 hour lesson package with instructor Jim. He is awesome. Not only does he know how...More

2  Thank Richard H
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Always enjoy skiing at Snowstar. I agree with the post that the jump from bunny hill to intermediate is a little too much for beginners, but doable. I do think there is enough here to offer all skiers for a family day on the slopes....More

1  Thank Goingplaces4u
Reviewed December 3, 2012

To have any kind of Ski area is great! If you are looking for black diamond you won't find it here, but it is a great family day for a reasonable price. The tubing is also fantastic even for our 2 year old! Great family...More

1  Thank Mrs. W
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Not a bad place at all, its only about a two hour drive from where I live, so traveling is nice to here. Snowboarding is always much more fun at night with the lights on, its usually much less crowded! If you go I recommend...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed April 15, 2012

We chose this ski resort for the proximity to home and the cost. I guess we get what we pay for. We had a lot of fun, but as beginners we were quite limited on what we could do. After taking lessons and going on...More

1  Thank JuwelAnn
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