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Things To Do In St. Louis On A Snowy Day

Updated on February 3, 2013
Snow Smiley face at Laumeier Sculpture Park
Snow Smiley face at Laumeier Sculpture Park | Source

When it's snowy in St. Louis I personally recommend staying off the streets until the roads are cleared. Here are some ideas for things to do near home and around town.

Sled Down Art Hill

Snow Day at Art Hill
Snow Day at Art Hill | Source
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Most of the year, Art Hill is a giant grassy hill in front of the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. But, when it snows it becomes a sledders paradise.Just beyond the statute of King Louis IX on a horse you will find tons of sledders of all shapes and sizes enjoying the snow covered slope.

Visit Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park in the snow
Laumeier Sculpture Park in the snow | Source
Snowy Sculptures
Snowy Sculptures | Source

Laumeier Sculpture Park is an open air museum nestled in South St. Louis County at 12580 Rott Road. The sculpture park is open to the public year round and free! Laumeier is always a great place to visit but it is especially captivating covered in snow.

City Garden

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Another place that you can see sculptures year round outside is the City Garden. It is located at 801 Market Street in Downtown St. Louis and takes up two city blocks. The sculpture garden opened in 2009 so it is a newer addition to the city. The City Garden is free to visit and open year round!

Build A Snow Fort

Snow Fort
Snow Fort | Source

When it snows, I like to avoid driving if I can. One great option is to play right outside your house. Build a snow fort or igloo. Check out the below article on how to build a snow fort. Once you done with your snow fort you can go inside, build a fire in your fireplace and drink some hot cocoa.

Take your Dog for a Romp in the Snow

Jack running through the snow
Jack running through the snow | Source

My black lab mix named Jack loves to go outside and play in the snow. There he is, in the picture above, running through some pretty deep snow.

Hidden Valley Ski Resort

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There is only one ski resort in the St. Louis area and that is Hidden Valley. There you can ski or take a tube down the Polar Plunge. The Polar Plunge is a 1200 foot slope with conveyor carpets that will take you back up to the top so you can do it again.

Keep in mind that Hidden Valley is a good place for beginners learning to ski with the smaller slopes. It, of course, does not compare to the huge ski resorts in Colorado or elsewhere.

Hidden Valley is located at 17409 Hidden Valley Drive in Wildwood, MO 63025. Call ahead or check their home page below to make sure they are open as they are currently making some renovations.


Start a Snow Ball Fight

Snow Balls
Snow Balls | Source

One last idea to make your snowy day fun is to start a snow ball fight. If you are going to go the snow ball fight route, may I suggest you read the below article regarding snow ball fight strategy. And, you may want to pick up a snow ball maker on Amazon (pictured below).

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      Kimberly Vaughn 5 years ago from Midwest

      Thanks hawaiianodysseus!

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Beautiful photos! Interesting hub that celebrates the wintry white visitor.

      Thanks for sharing! Voted up and then some, and socially tweeted (my friends in Hawai'i will be envious)!

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      Kimberly Vaughn 5 years ago from Midwest

      Thanks Mhatter! Hope you come over for a visit!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      You just might get me into snow. Good hub. Thank you

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