Iowa is often referred to as the American Heartland and is located in the heart of the corn belt area of the United States. The capital and largest city is Des Moines with a population over 500,000. Iowa is similar to many other Midwest states in that it has a humid continental climate throughout the year with extreme heat and humidity in the summer and damp, cold weather in the winter. Iowa has 4 interstate highways that are well serviced during the winter months. Arriving in Iowa by flight is easy with an international airport in Des Moines.
There are 3 ski resorts in the state of Iowa. Sundown Mountain offers amazing panoramic views for 100 miles on a clear day and many of the trails wind their way through a century old cedar forest. For the adventurous, there are also 2 terrain parks including a half pipe. Mt. Crescent is conveniently located only 15 miles from Omaha, Nebraska at the Iowa border. While Seven Oaks offers 30 acres of fun, it's best suited to beginner and intermediate skiers and boarders. No matter where you intend to ski and board, fully relax and unwind after a day of fun on the slopes renting a vacation rental condo, chalet or home through Owner Direct. Offering a variety of styles and prices, Owner Direct will ensure that your ski and snowboard holiday is comfortable and affordable.