Congrats on med school! I went to U of Iowa for a short time. It's a lot of fun and the girls are gorgeous.
I use to drive to Sundown. You might be in Iowa, but the snow conditions were always surprisingly good. Solid groomers, soft snow for park, and hardly any ice. As was already said, Chestnut Mountain is a bit further, but also a super fun place. The park is really nice and skiing down the front and looking out at the water is a pretty spectacular view.
It's not that you can't ski ice. It's that you can't ski and the ice proves it.