Hidden Valley is a ski area located in the state of Missouri in USA. The resort is in the town of Eureka, MO.
Hidden Valley is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one season pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned and operated slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of types of Epic lift ticket passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.
There are numerous options to stay at Hidden Valley around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Hidden Valley Terrain Overview
Hidden Valley has a total of 15 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Hidden Valley is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 30 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 12 hectares, 0.0 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.
Hidden Valley's slopes see on average 26 inches (0.7 meters) of snowfall a year.
Hidden Valley Elevation
Hidden Valley has a summit elevation of 2,566 feet, or 782 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,316 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 310 feet (94 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Hidden Valley's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.
Hidden Valley Difficulty Level
24.2out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Hidden Valley has 30 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Hidden Valley is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 47% trails are rated as intermediate.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Hidden Valley good for beginners?
Hidden Valley is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Hidden Valley Location
Hidden Valley is located in the state of Missouri, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Eureka, MO.
Eureka, MO 63025 USA
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Getting to Hidden Valley
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Hidden Valley), its coordinates of 38.95000, -94.54000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Eureka, MO to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Hidden Valley.
|Kansas City International Airport||MCI||Kansas City, MO||26 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Hidden Valley.
|Manhattan Regional Airport||MHK||Manhattan, KS||115 mi|
|Joplin Regional Airport||JLN||Joplin, MO||124 mi|
|Columbia Regional Airport||COU||Columbia, MO||125 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Hidden Valley, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Hidden Valley.
Hidden Valley Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,566 ft|
|Base Elevation||2,316 ft|
|Vertical Drop||310 ft|
(40% Beginner, 47% Intermediate, 13% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||26 inches|