Like it or not, we will get some snow this winter.  It may not arrive by Christmas, but history says we will get some.  For many of us, that is when it feels more like winter, and we can think about doing those winter activities that many of us enjoy.  Skiing, snowboarding, tubing and making snowman.  You may want to plan a trip to the town of Eureka Missouri, which isn't that far from St Louis when the snow finally falls.

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The town of Eureka has about 12,000 residents but there is an awful lot to do, especially in wintertime, beginning with the Hidden Valley Ski Resort.

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Hidden Valley skiers and snowboarders enjoy a 310 foot vertical drop on 15 trails. 30% beginner, 60% intermediate, 10% advanced, 2 terrain parks, 5 chairlifts and a rope tow. Our snow tubing hill has up to 16 lanes along with 2 conveyor surface lifts to take you back to the top of the hill. They are celebrating their 40th year in 2023.

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You can check out their website HERE for more info.  If you have ever wanted to learn how to ski or snowboard there are lessons available.  Facebook page is HERE. I am not a skier myself, but the tubing I would do in a heartbeat.  The Polar Plunge Snow Tubing is the largest tubing park in the state of Missouri. Then enjoy the cafe and fire pits after.

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Eureka is also the home of Brookdale Farms.  You can visit this place year round but in the winter time, if you like to go ice skating, then this is the place to be.  It has a synthetic ice rink so even if it is a little warmer, you can still skate.

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Brookdale Farms also has a Country Christmas with all sorts of attractions.  You can check out the website link HERE.  Santa often makes visits there.

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And this holiday season, I think a horse-drawn carriage through their Celebration of Lights would be a great experience.

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Watch the magic unfold as you take a horse-drawn carriage to view over 1-million twinkling lights at the Celebration of Lights in Fort Zumwalt Park.  Ride are scheduled every half hour Sun-Thurs from 6pm - 8:30pm and Fri-Sat from 6pm - 9:30pm.

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If all of this sounds good to you, maybe carve out some time if you can this winter and visit.  Also, keep in mind, Route 66 State Park is just outside of Eureka and would be a great place for a winter hike.  More info HERE.

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This place can be magical in the winter.  Looks like a lot of fun options.  Have any of you ever been here? Share your thoughts, especially if you had a good time.

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