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Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park

Taylor Ridge, IL
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First time skiing

I had a great experience at snowstar skiing for the first time. The weather was good & it happened... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Julie C
via mobile
terrible experience -- hope they do better if we decide to go back

Took the kids to Snowstar for a day trip and it was a disaster from the start. they were... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2016
esfesq
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good25%
  • Average31%
  • Poor12%
  • 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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Taylor Ridge, IL
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Reviewed 14 January 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 4 April 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 9 March 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 17 February 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 24 January 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 24 December 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 28 February 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 4 December 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 11 September 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 16 April 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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