Mt. Crescent Ski Resort

Mt. Crescent Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Iowa in USA. The resort is in the town of Honey Creek, IA. We recently ranked all of Iowa's ski resorts, so you can see where Mt. Crescent stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Mt. Crescent is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Mt. Crescent Ski Resort.

Mt. Crescent Lodging:

Mt. Crescent Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Mt. Crescent has a total of 11 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mt. Crescent is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 50 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 20 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
50(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Mt. Crescent Ski Resort Elevation

Mt. Crescent Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,500 feet, or 457 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,200 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 300 feet (91 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Mt. Crescent has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,500'(457 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
300'(91 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,200'(366 m)

Mt. Crescent Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
38.6out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Mt. Crescent can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 82% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Mt. Crescent has 50 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mt. Crescent is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 18% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 82%.
18%(9 acres)

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.

Blue Square
45%(23 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
37%(19 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Mt. Crescent Ski Resort good for beginners?

Mt. Crescent can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 82% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Mt. Crescent Ski Resort Location

Mt. Crescent Ski Resort is located in the state of Iowa, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Honey Creek, IA.

Honey Creek, IA 51542 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
41.39400, -95.86300

Getting to Mt. Crescent Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mt. Crescent Ski Resort), its coordinates of 41.39400, -95.86300 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Honey Creek, IA 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 Mt. Crescent Ski Resort.

Kansas City International AirportMCIKansas City, MO157 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 Mt. Crescent.

Omaha Eppley AirfieldOMAOmaha, NE6 mi
Lincoln AirportLNKLincoln, NE60 mi
Sioux Gateway Airport / Brigadier General Bud Day FieldSUXSioux City, IA74 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mt. Crescent Ski Resort, 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 Mt. Crescent Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Perfect NorthLawrenceburg, IN800 ft33%0 mi

Mt. Crescent Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,500 ft
Base Elevation1,200 ft
Vertical Drop300 ft
(18% Beginner,  45% Intermediate,  37% Expert)
Skiable Acres50
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Mt. Crescent Ski Resort Mountain Stats