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Sundown Mountain

 

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Conditions
 

Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION

 

Dubuque Regional Airport
Airlines operating from Dubuque include American Eagle/ American
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Des Moines International Airport
Airlines operating from Des Moines include Air Tran/Skywest, Allegiant Air, American (American Eagle) Airlines, Branson Air Express, Continental, Delta Airlines, Frontier, United and US Airways.

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
 
 

Lodging
Lodging
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Hotel Julien Dubuque

 

Full service luxury hotel with amenities to include indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center and restaurante.

Extra person charges may apply

$169 and up 

Hampton Inn Dubuque

 

Hotel has 97 rooms, offering complimentary breakfast daily and Iinternet access, indoor pool and fitness center.

Extra person charges may apply 

$109 and up 

Best Western Midway Hotel

 

Convenient location offering complimentary breakfast and Internet access, fitness center and hot tub. 

Extra person charges may apply

$81 and up 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dining

 

L.May Eatery

 

Woodfire Grill at Diamond Jo Casino

 

Taiko Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

  • Additional dining options available in Dubuque, Iowa. 

REAL ESTATE
 
 
 
DEALS
 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
For 6 years, the National Ski Areas Association gave 6 Awards of Excellence to outstanding USA resorts. Sundown Mountain is the only Midwest recipient.

 

 
ACTIVITIES
 
 
SERVICES

 

2010 - 2011 Rental Equipment Rates


2010 - 2011 Lesson Rates
 

 

GOOD, BETTER, BEST
 
 
Sundown Mountain
Description:

Many years ago, a few avid skiers searched three states for an ideal ski and winter sports site. Only sites with high elevation changes and scenic environments were considered. The site chosen was a century-old cedar forest with a vertical matched by only two ski areas in all of Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Minnesota, from Duluth to St. Louis. Since 1973 Sundown has focused on preserving the natural winter beauty of the mountain, and on snowmaking and grooming to provide the best possible ski conditions. The founding skiers are on the slopes every day all winter long to see that the beauty and snow conditions are the best they can be. In 1989 the National Ski Area Association awarded Sundown the Award of Excellence. No other midwest ski area has received this award. Sundown is a Mountain of fun and excitement.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent100%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet2
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts6
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-1-Beginner30%
Trails-2-Intermediate60%
Trails-3-Advanced10%
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park2
Trails-6-Half pipe1
Trails-Total21
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run.6 miles
General-Base elevation584'
General-Vertical drop475'
General-Owner
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds55 acres
General-Snow making coverage55 acres
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Good runs and terrain, good value

Cons: none

I live about 40 miles from Sundown, I skiied here in the 70's and several times over the years.  Sundown honors my season pass from my home ski area so I get 50% off of lift tickets, 

 

Their snow making equipment is excellent, they get an early jump on the ski season if the temperature cooperates.  The lodge is always clean and staff is friendly, Gun Barrel is about the only challenging run here, mostly you find green and blue groomers. 

 

I have always enjoyed myself here and will be back,

Posted

Pros: You can ski there

Cons: It is midwest skiing

I grew up skiing sundown mountain.  While I now live in Colorado and enjoy the likes of Vail I have no regrets that my early experiences were at Sundown.  The ski instruction there was good and if you can ski gun barrel you can ski most anything out west.  You will never get an epic snowfall or a great ski day in at Sundown but you will learn to ski and that will be a big advantage when you come out west.