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Sundown Mountain

Address: 16991 Asbury Road, Dubuque, IA 52002
Phone Number: 563-556-6676
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Ranked #9 of 20 Activities in Dubuque
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Sundown Mountain Resort in Dubuque, Iowa is one of the best Midwest ski resorts and the premier...
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Sundown Mountain Resort in Dubuque, Iowa is one of the best Midwest ski resorts and the premier destination to take your family skiing and snowboarding this winter! Conveniently located in the heart of the Midwest, Sundown Mountain Resort attracts skiers and snowboarders of all abilities looking for their winter adventure. At Sundown Mountain, we have something for everyone; whether you are an experienced winter enthusiast or just learning how to get down the hill, Sundown Mountain offers plenty of snowy fun and an unforgettable Midwest winter experience. Sundown is a true Midwest ski resort destination offering great snow and an unforgettable winter experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A very good place for skiing n snowboarding.I went here with my friends for skiing and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment we spent there. If you are a beginner It's worth going for an instructor. They spent quality time with you teaching n explaining. There were various slopes to keep you engaged, be it for beginners, intermediates or for pros.... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This was a return visit and I have to say it just keeps getting better every time I visit. They were offering some super early season specials and I was a little leery that the conditions would be good as there was no snow on the ground near my home only 70 miles away. They obviously had been hard at... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I grew up skiing at Sundown and now take my kids out there. It's a great place to learn before tackling the mountains. Sundown has a nice variety of runs and the addition of the terrain park was a big hit. The trails are groomed nicely and the lift lines are usually pretty good but we tend to avoid the... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I enjoy the view, the runs, the lifts and the friendly workers at Sundown. The prices are very reasonable. Their hours are very appropriate for the season.

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Stephanie G, Public Relations Manager at Sundown Mountain, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind comments! Hope to see you out on the slopes this season! Cheers to a snowy winter! More 

Paso Robles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Nice variety of terrain and what I especially liked is, unlike many midwestern ski areas, Sundown has cut their runs through the trees - almost like a Colorado ski area would - rather than just offer a big wide open bowl. Even though it hadn't snowed in a few days the snow conditions were great. Their groomers deserve a raise..great... More 

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Stephanie G, Public Relations Manager at Sundown Mountain, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great time! Our Snow Crew really does an excellent job maintaining the slopes for all of us to play on. I will pass on your praises, we hope to see you around again this winter! More 

O'Fallon, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

I went with my family. I am 8 years old and I have only skied a few times. I really liked the green trails. The chair lift was fun. The food at the lodge was good. I ate the fries twice. I would say the equipment fit well. Go early in the morning when no one is there. It really... More 

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Stephanie G, Public Relations Manager at Sundown Mountain, responded to this review

Joe, you rock! Thanks for the kind words! We won't tell anyone you ate the fries twice... we do that quite often, they are delicious :) We are so glad you got to spend time with your family on the slopes and hope you come back again this winter! More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

It's not Colorado, but the chair lift was fast and there were few lines. It's a little odd that you have to buy lift tickets and pay to rent equipment in one building and then go to a second building to actually get the equipment, but the process went fairly quickly for us.

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Stephanie G, Public Relations Manager at Sundown Mountain, responded to this review

Thanks for the review... We are so glad you had a good time on the slopes! As far as the building set-up, we took your advise and we are in the middle of making a new lodge that will house all ticketing and rental in ONE convenient location! The building will be active Winter 2015. Hope to see you back... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We have been to Sundown multiple times as well as other ski parks. Sundown isn't the largest but it is great for some fun outdoor recreation without having to drive for over 4 hours. They have just about any ski size you could need for rental (we brought our kids). We were also informed that they are fixing the issue... More 

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Stephanie G, Public Relations Manager at Sundown Mountain, responded to this review

Thanks for bringing the family to Sundown, Angel! As it looks like you already know, we will have a new lodge, Winter 2015 that will house lift tickets and rental. Your family will be able to grab their rentals and step outside onto the Beginner Hill, no more stairs. Hope to see you guys back again for another weekend trip! More 

Urbana, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My boyfriend and I went skiing for the first time with a beginners package deal we got from our local newspaper which included free ski rental and 1.5 hour lesson. The lessons are fun and not at all intimidating or scary. The instructors are enthusiastic and make the experience fun. They give great advice. You're on your skis the whole... More 

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Stephanie G, Public Relations Manager at Sundown Mountain, responded to this review

So happy you had a great time, Libby! Kuddos to you guys for trying something new and not 'hibernating' for the winter... Hope to see you back again this coming season! Cheers :) More 

Monterrey, Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I have never done snowboarding before, so doing this for first time was a good experience. Whether you choose snowboarding or ski, I recommend wear sunglasses and a scarf or a face mask. Last beginner training is at 12. If traveling from Coralville/Iowa city, takes almost 2 hours to get to Dubuque. If you need a helmet you need to... More 

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