WESTON, Mo. — With a Christmas in the 60s for most of the Kansas City metro, many families took to the slopes of Snow Creek to not only enjoy the holiday but embrace the spring-like weather.
"Snowed on Halloween and then it's this warm on Christmas so that's kind of weird,” said Human Resources Coordinator for Snow Creek, Michele Corkins.
Weird? Sure, but for younger skiers Isaiah Lee and Talia Wiese, a warm day on the slopes was heaven on earth.
"It's been fun,” Lee said.
"I literally started skiing on Monday," Wiese said, "and now I'm like on the news and it's really cool."
Snow Creek took advantage of the last bit of cold weather and prepared for the holiday warm up.
"We did about four or five days of our snow making and piled it up so that we'd have plenty to last through this warm up," Corkins said. "We kind of knew that was coming."
While the ski area prepared for a lack of snow, others prepared something more personal for those who might go without this time of year.
"We raised up money for a few months and then we made packages for the homeless,” skier Jewel An said.
Snow Creek is open seven days a week through mid-March, as early as 9 a.m.