Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Sundown Mountain

Planning a ski trip to Sundown Mountain? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Sundown Mountain stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Sundown Mountain review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

Overall Rating: 3.5

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.1
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 49.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.2
  • Nightlife
  • 2.0

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 31%
  • Beginner
  • 38%
  • Families
  • 62%
  • Intermediate
  • 54%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 38%
  • Advanced
  • 38%

Helpful Highlights:

usually go to chestnut, but decided to shake it up and hit sundown instead and won't be back for a while...Overall the snow was awful ,but this might have t...

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  • 5

    Sundown Mountain Review

    by pistl - 24th November 2007

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    I have been going to Sundown for a few years now and really enjoy it. I like the fact people go there to board or ski PERIOD. You don't have to deal with ... Full review

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  • 5

    Very good for a small hill

    by nymetsrock23 - 18th March 2011

    Pros: No Lift Lines, Cheap food, friendly staff

    Cons: Not many run

    Best you'll get in Iowa. Short lift lines which means you'll get a lot of skiing in. Have a wide variety of runs from Bunny hills to black diamonds with mog... Full review

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  • 5

    best spot within a 5 hour radius

    by username - 28th January 2009

    Pros: no lines, excellent staff, great parking, no chicago GAPERS

    Cons: occasionally hosts HUGE corporate days

    I make a 45 min drive at least 3 times per week to go to sundown. you can literally ski to and from your car. Even on MLK day the liftlines were <5 minute... Full review

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  • 5

    Great Place

    by rmarquis - 13th February 2009

    Pros: Clean, family friendly

    Cons: cant think of any

    Great staff. Good challenge to play with. Terrain park is also good. This is a great place to develop as a skier/snowboarder while you are not in Colorado. ... Full review

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  • 4

    Sundown Mountain Review

    by anonymous_user - 21st March 2008

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    Sundown is a true "park your car at the top" Midwest ski area throwback, in a good way. It’s carved into a big glacier valley and in my opinion has one of t... Full review

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  • 4

    Pretty good for Iowa. Nice place.

    by winstonwolf - 15th December 2009

    Pros: Constant Grooming. Decent length runs.

    Cons: Not a huge resort by any means.

    Went here on a Monday. Place was pretty much dead which was great. No lines. They had a nice snow pack and were also making snow from every spray head on... Full review

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