Ski & Snowboard Lessons - Sundown Mountain - Dubuque, IA

Ski & Board Lessons(2016)

Learning to ski or ride is one of the quickest and most rewarding experiences you will ever have and you can enjoy winter for a lifetime. Our 120-instructor team is the largest in the region. Two have been nationally recognized. Over 25 years we have developed a very special station teaching program that is easy and fun. We use shorter shaped equipment, 1-1/2 hour lessons (50% longer than most areas) and each person can advance through 8 graduated slope stations at their own comfort level with conveyor and chairlift service.

I just wanted to say thank you to I believe it was Dave Wolfe. He helped out on the bunny hill while I was trying to learn to snowboard. He saw I was having a rough time and just helped me out for a bit. His help lead me to go get a private lesson with Nick who was also very helpful. You have a very friendly teaching staff that made my first snowboarding experience very enjoyable. Thank you Erica

Most first time skiers discover they can advance to our 6 easiest trails and return with a big smile up the highest vertical chairlift in the region before the lesson is over.

Advanced Lessons

Once you have mastered the beginner lesson, you can take an advanced lesson to graduate from wedge or snowplow turns to parallel turns and beyond, at the same group price.


This inexpensive program provides (age 9 or over) with a beginner hill lift ticket, rental equipment and a 1-1/2 hour lesson on the Beginner Slope with an option to upgrade to an all area lift ticket for an additional $22 after your lesson and  (when they can ski or ride a 20% grade under control).

“I took the Beginner Boarding lessons. And just wanted to compliment my instructor, Hannah. She was awesome! She was very patient with our whole group and gave great tips! I couldn’t believe how quick I caught on, thanks to her. She was great!! Thanks!” – Brianne B

Beginner Special
Weekend & Holidays* Weekdays After 4 pm
Beginner Area Lift Ticket $21 $11 $11
Beginner Area Special – Ski & Snowboard $65 $40 $40

Group Lessons

Group Lessons Times
Weekdays 10:30 am 12:30 pm 3 pm 5 pm & 7pm
Weekends 10 am 12 pm 2 pm 4:30 pm
Dec. 26 thru Jan 1 10 am 12 pm 2 pm 5 pm & 7pm
Jan 18 & Feb 15 10 am 12 pm 2 pm 5 pm & 7pm
(must be 9 years of age or older – Kids Park lessons are available for children 4-11).


Group Lessons
Group Ski & Snowboard Lesson $22 1 1/2 hours


Private Lessons

Private Lessons are 1 hour long and start at the customers convenience. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Sundown at 563-556-6676 (extension 112). When purchasing your Lift Ticket let the cashier know you either have a reservation or would like to take a private lesson. (Private lessons after 5 pm require advance reservations.)

Private Ski or Snowboard Lessons
Private Lessons $45 (1 Hour)
Semi-private Lessons Add $30 for each additional person. Maximum 4



This very affordable program is for anyone age 9 or older at any ability level. The sessions are 1-1/2 hours long and are held once a a week on the same day for 4 consecutive weeks. You can pick up your lift ticket and rentals (if needed) at the Group Office in Mountain Top building after 4 pm.

REGISTRATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST COME BASIS. Class sizes will be limited. We reserve the right to cancel two days prior to the start of the program due to the lack of participation. You can pick up your lift tickets and rentals (if needed) at the Group Office in the Mountain Center building after 4 pm.

4 Week LTS Registration Form

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is not final until completed form with signature, along with payment is received.

Learn to Ski or Ride
4 Week
Lift Ticket, Lesson & Rental $120
Lift Ticket & Lesson (have own equipment) $90
Lesson Only (season passholder with own equipment) $70
(all prices include tax)

Call 1-888-747-3872 (outside Dubuque) or 556-6676 (extension 143) for information or to register.


Especially designed for children 4 to 11 years of age. Classes are small and give attention to each child’s individual needs. SKIwee Kids Park instructors will meet with parent(s) and child before each session to answer any questions.

Reservations and payment must be made at least one week prior to the start of the program.

Kids Park Learn to Ski or Board
Lift Ticket, Lesson & Rental $95
Lift Ticket & Lesson (have own equipment) $80
Lesson Only (season passholder with own equipment) $70

3 Week LTS Registration Form


PLEASE NOTE: Registration is not final until completed form with signature, along with payment is received.


“Sundown has programs for the blind and physically challenged. We offer a variety of specialized equipment along with lessons tailored to the needs of the skier. Our goal is to help the skier achieve the greatest independence and adventure that adaptive skiing has to offer.”

Rental equipment includes:

  • Sit-n-skis
  • Outriggers
  • Bi-ski
  • Mono-ski

Friends and family are encouraged to participate. Our instructors will gladly assist anyone familiar with adaptive equipment, the philosophy and approach to the program.

Adaptive Skiing Program
Lift Ticket $23
Rental $18
Instructor Assistance $21 per instructor per hour
(Sit-n-Ski requires 2 instructors per session)
(Bi-Ski may require 2 instructors per session)

Please call Sundown at 563-556-6676 for more information or to make a reservation.

Sundown Mountain Resort
16991 Asbury Rd.
Dubuque, IA 52002
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