Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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Iowa Ski Resorts

Iowa Ski Resorts: Tall Corn, Not-So-Tall, But Fun Ski Hills


Officially known as the Hawkeye State, more familiarly as the Tall Corn State, Iowa rolls west from the Mississippi River across a lovely landscape of farms and hills. The state is home to several ski areas that benefit from a cold and snowy winter climate. The state's areas, while modest in vertical, offer lots of fun close to home for Hawkeye skiers and riders.


Families and kids are more than welcome at Seven Oaks


Mt. Crescent Ski Resort in Honey Creek has a vertical drop of 300 feet, 2 lifts and 10 trails. The longest 2,400 feet in length, and there are 50 acres at the resort. The resort supports its natural snow with 100% snowmaking, and it offers night skiing, snowshoeing and snow tubing.


Seven Oaks in Boone has a vertical of 275 feet, 11 runs and a snowtubing park. The entire recreation area is 160 acres and is designed for year-round fun. It has full snowmaking coverage and is served by four lifts. There are lodging packages available from several properties in Boone and Ames.


A skier jibs on the wall Sundown


Sundown Mountain in Dubuque, carved out of a beautiful century-old cedar forest reminiscent of Colorado, was founded in 1973. The area has 21 trails heavily weighted toward intermediate ability, 2 terrain parks and 6 lifts, including 2 conveyor carpets. It is groomed daily, and the mountain is fully lit for night skiing. It also has 150 snowguns and sticks. Total vertical drop is 475 feet.

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation