Are you ready to hit the slopes this winter? Snowstar is!

Snowstar Winter Sports Park (9500 126th St. W Andalusia), located in Coal Creek Valley above the Mississippi River, officially kicks off the 2018-2019 season this Sunday Dec 9 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. with LIMITED runs, the teaching hill, and two lanes of tubing!

LIFT Pass or TUBING Pass is only $20 for the entire day! Rental is $25. There will also be a Toys For Tots special going on this Sunday. If you bring a new, unwrapped toy (valued at $10 or more) you will receive $10 off your lift/tubing pass! Ski/board or tube for only $10 when you donate to Toys For Tots!

New to Snowstar this season is Cosmic Tubing! It’s like a party on the tubing hill! Cosmic Tubing will take place a few nights a month. For more information, visit http://skisnowstar.com/cosmic-tubing.

A brand-new event added this 2018-2019 season is the Xtream Kayak Race! That’s right, you’ll be able to do some kayak racing on the snow tubing hill!

Snowstar is also a ‘ski bikes location’. If you have your own ski bike, you can ride them at Snowstar with a valid lift pass or season pass.

For a full list of fun-filled activities this winter season, visit http://skisnowstar.com/events.

Coming from out of town? No problem! Snowstar has partnered up with Holiday Inn Express by the airport (2100 69th Ave. Moline). If you book a room with Holiday Inn Express, you will receive a discount on your passes at Snowstar!

Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? Grab a Snowstar Gift Card!

For more information on Snowstar, you can visit their website at http://skisnowstar.com/ and make sure to follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SnowstarSkiArea/.

Let’s get this snowy winter season started right at Snowstar Winter Sports Park!

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics for QuadCities.com.