Mount Crescent Ski Area 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 Mount Crescent Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mount Crescent Ski Area is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Mount Crescent Ski Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mount Crescent Ski Area Terrain Overview
Mount Crescent Ski Area has a total of 11 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mount Crescent Ski Area 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, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Mount Crescent Ski Area's slopes see on average 30 inches (0.8 meters) of snowfall a year.
Mount Crescent Ski Area Elevation
Mount Crescent Ski Area 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.
Mount Crescent Ski Area has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Mount Crescent Ski Area Difficulty Level
40.2out 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
Mount Crescent Ski Area has 50 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mount Crescent Ski Area is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 18% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 82%.
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 Mount Crescent Ski Area good for beginners?
Mount Crescent Ski Area 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.
Mount Crescent Ski Area Location
Mount Crescent Ski Area is located in the state of Iowa, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Honey Creek, IA.
Honey Creek, IA 51542 USA
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Getting to Mount Crescent Ski Area
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mount Crescent Ski Area), its coordinates of 41.36100, -95.87800 (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 Mount Crescent Ski Area.
|Kansas City International Airport||MCI||Kansas City, MO||155 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 Mount Crescent Ski Area.
|Omaha Eppley Airfield||OMA||Omaha, NE||4 mi|
|Lincoln Airport||LNK||Lincoln, NE||58 mi|
|Sioux Gateway Airport / Brigadier General Bud Day Field||SUX||Sioux City, IA||76 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mount Crescent Ski Area, 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 Mount Crescent Ski Area.
|Mt. Crescent||Honey Creek, IA||1,500 ft||40%||2 mi|
|Perfect North Slopes||Lawrenceburg, IN||800 ft||34%||2 mi|
Mount Crescent Ski Area Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,500 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,200 ft|
|Vertical Drop||300 ft|
(18% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 37% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||30 inches|