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 freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.