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Ancient glaciers missed Sundown. Our highest lift is greater than all lifts in Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota up to Duluth, and all but 2 in Wisconsin. From the top of the mountain, you can view hundreds of square miles of beautiful scenery.
Countless skiers and riders return year after year to enjoy the snow conditions, vertical, 21 trails, 2 terrain parks, 6 lifts with shorter lift lines, all carved out of a beautiful century old cedar forest reminiscent of Colorado.
“I just got home from a two day trip to Sundown with two other friends. I wanted to let you know that we had a great time on your mountain. The lodge and bar area were wonderful and the skiing was great. The trails are laid out perfectly to get a nice long run in. The lift line was nothing, even on MLK day! All the staff was friendly and courteous. Thanks for making our trip not only worthwhile, but for giving us a nearby vacation spot for the years ahead. I can’t wait to come back…” – Thanks, Mike B
WE ARE GREEN AND MUCH MORE
Over 130 of our energy saving snow guns use a costly additive instead of air compressors to manufacture champagne snow that grooms better and resists icing. We have a FREE ski corral, FREE timed racing, 2 progressive terrain parks, preset rentals for groups of 35 or more, live music and frequent barbeques on Saturdays. Historic Dubuque is a great place to overnight.
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. 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 SKI 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.