Snowstar is a ski area located in the state of Illinois in USA. The resort is in the town of Creek, IL.
Snowstar is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket 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 work with Snowstar. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Snowstar's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Snowstar around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Snowstar Terrain Overview
Snowstar has a total of 14 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Snowstar is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 28 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 11 hectares, 0.0 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.
Snowstar's slopes see on average 40 inches (1.0 meters) of snowfall a year.
Snowstar has a summit elevation of 790 feet, or 241 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 528 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 262 feet (80 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Snowstar has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Snowstar Difficulty Level
32.9out 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
Snowstar has 28 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Snowstar is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
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 Snowstar good for beginners?
Snowstar 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 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Snowstar is located in the state of Illinois, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Creek, IL.
Creek, IL 61733 USA
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Getting to Snowstar
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Snowstar), its coordinates of 40.63000, -89.39000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Creek, IL 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 Snowstar.
|Midway International Airport||MDW||Chicago, IL||117 mi|
|O'Hare International Airport||ORD||Chicago, IL||121 mi|
|St. Louis Lambert International Airport||STL||St Louis, MO||140 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 Snowstar.
|Peoria International Airport||PIA||Peoria, IL||16 mi|
|Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal||BMI||Bloomington/Normal, IL||27 mi|
|Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport||SPI||Springfield, IL||56 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Snowstar, 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 Snowstar.
|Villa Olivia||Deer Creek, IL||500 ft||22%||0 mi|
|Snowstar Winter Park||Andalusia, IL||790 ft||54%||89 mi|
Snowstar Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||790 ft|
|Base Elevation||528 ft|
|Vertical Drop||262 ft|
(25% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||40 inches|