ALERT: Full hookup sites now available at Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, and Hitchcock Nature Center for $30 per night.
ALERT: Closure of L-55 Bridge over I-80 (exit 23) to Arrowhead Park scheduled for July 1st. May be closed through early August.

Cancelled: Santa's Coming to Crescent!


This page includes details on a past event. For a current list of upcoming Pottawattamie Conservation events, please visit our calendar.


Santa made his list, he checked it twice, but this darn warm winter weather isn't being very nice! This event has been CANCELED due to warm temperatures and a lack of snowfall at Mt. Crescent. Here's to hoping for better weather next year—coupled with our new snowmaking system which will be up and running soon, we'll be better suited than ever to make snow in marginal temperatures.

Thank you for your support and understanding!

Friday, December 22, 2023
11:00am to 2:00pm Add to Calendar

Mt. Crescent Ski Area
17026 Snowhill Ln
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542

All Ages

Get the perfect snowy backdrop for this year's photo with Santa! Swing by the Mt. Crescent Ski Area lodge on Friday, December 22nd between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to get your photo and a sweet treat from Santa Michael and his helper elf.

Please note: Mt. Crescent's opening date is still TBD.

Due to warm winter weather, this event is now set as TENTATIVE. We will provide an update the week of December 18th. Thank you for your understanding!

Lift tickets will not be available for purchase until our opening date is set, which we will announce with as much notice as possible (likely a few days or less beforehand). A lift ticket purchase is not required to visit Mt. Crescent.

2023 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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