If there is any good side to all the frigid weather and snow that Rockford has been enduring lately it's this; conditions are finally right for the Snow Park at Alpine Hills to officially open for the 2016/2017 season!

If you've never been to the Snow Park at Alpine Hills before, you should try it this week after it officially opens on Wednesday, December 21. This 5-acre park is split into a separate tubing hill and a terrain park section for snowboarders and skiers of all abilities. Everyone in your family will have fun at this park where the on-site snow making equipment always keeps the hills in perfect shape for wintry fun!

The Snow Park at Alpine Hills will be open (weather permitting) Thursdays and Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from Noon to 8 p.m. They will also be open during the week with special holiday hours while the kiddos are on Christmas break. Get the full schedule, or buy tickets in advance at alpinehillsadventure.com.

Want a preview of the fun in store for you? Check this out...