Shockingly enough, it is possible to ski in Missouri. Granted, you have to wait until it is at least moderately cold, but it is great fun without having to travel too far. Being Missouri, the runs tend to alternate between slushy and icy, especially at the beginning and end of the season. It can also get crowded at times. Despite this, the variety of runs available for different ability levels keeps it interesting enough for a good day trip. Just make sure that if it is your first time skiing and you have just gotten off the bunny hills, don't take a wrong turn into the moguls!