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Hidden Valley could still close even after zip line project approval

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Hidden Valley will open in December (Credit: KMOV) Hidden Valley will open in December (Credit: KMOV)
WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

The Hidden Valley Ski Resort could close at the end of this winter’s ski season even after getting approval to install zip lines.

The owner, Tim Boyd, says he needs the zip lines to make more money but the restrictions from the city of Wildwood have doomed the project.

Recent winters have been too mild which has caused Boyd to make more snow, which costs more money.

Boyd came up with the idea of installing zip lines at the resort as an extra attraction to make more money.

The Wildwood Planning Commission voted last night to approve the project but with limitations, limitations that Boyd says make the whole project not worth building.

“This a tough one,” said Boyd. “The community will lose 250 acres of recreational green space that has been around for 35 years.”

There is currently no detailed timeline on when Hidden Valley could close. Hidden Valley is planning to open for the season in December, with snow making starting at the end of this month.

News 4 will continue to update this story as more details become available.

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