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Address: 16991 Asbury Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002-9493
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+1 563-556-6676
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Sundown Mountain Resort in Dubuque, Iowa is one of the best Midwest ski...

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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Best ski experience in Iowa

This was my second time and we decided to get another lesson because we felt like we needed it. Our instructor, Dale, was amazing!!! He tought us many useful tips and even though... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mayela Z
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Iowa City, Iowa
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53 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of those that needs to be reviewed within its genre. One cannot compare it to a major resort, simply not in the same league. As a regional ski spot it has a lot going for it, a good number of runs, reasonable steepness considering the locale and a nice homey feel. The amenities are fairly basic, no... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time and we decided to get another lesson because we felt like we needed it. Our instructor, Dale, was amazing!!! He tought us many useful tips and even though I brought him down with me some of the times I fell, he was happy I was trying my best. We had an amazing time!

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Thank Mayela Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

This was our kids first time skiing. We bought a Groupon and sign them up for a lesson and keys. The instructors were very friendly and helpful. We were then able to convert the pass to a all lift pass for the kids for a small fee. They had a great time. We did have lunch on site. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Took my 9 year old for his first time snowboarding and my first time skiing in a long time. We got the beginner package via Groupon. Our instructors were patient and very helpful. Lessons lasted 90 minutes and worked in fundamentals. Having a chair lift on the beginning hill is also great practice.

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Thank Marcel K
Dubuque, Iowa
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

Sundown Mountain is a wonderful place to learn to ski. I had always wanted to learn to downhill ski and had an opportunity to go take my very first ski lesson. My ski instructor was Chuck Whalen and I would highly recommend him. He was patient, calm, very knowledgeable and did a wonderful job in helping understand what I needed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Compared to other similar sized ski/snowboard hills this is great. Good man made snow - not icy. Friendly staff that does a good job keeping it a fun environment - you didn't have a bunch of kids making fun of people who fall or swearing and smoking on the hill. The black diamonds are more like blues in my opinion... More 

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Jefferson City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

If your an inexperienced skier I recommend coming here before investing in a trip to Colorado, I wish I had. Our son hadn't skied before and took a full day lesson in the kid zone. Tony was amazing and had him skiing down the full runs by the end of the day. They had a true beginner slope to learn... More 

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1 Thank Nicole A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

Sundown mountain is a great place to learn to ski and also practice skiing for the more experienced skier. The staff of instructors are all very friendly and knowledgeable. We take a group there every year and are always treated so well. Everyone that attends learns a little something different to improve their skiing abilities.

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1 Thank dlc368
Hong Kong, China
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110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a great place to ski right here in Iowa. It is a good value for what you get and even offers lessons!

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Thank Kaylaswanderlust7
Davenport, Iowa
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2015

Mark has done excellent work in making the runs and supporting structures even better than they were before he took the reigns. Well done, young Mr. Gordon!!

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