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by: David Heitbrink - 17th March 2017

  • 4
  • 5Beginner
  • 4Intermediate
  • 3Expert
  • 3All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 4Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • 4Overall Value
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Sundown does the best with well what they have. This is not Colorado, don't expect high speed lifts, and 2500 vert of fresh powder, but also don't expect to pay $150 dollar per lift ticket and a arm and a leg at lunch. Lift prices are like $25-45.The lifts are old and slow, but at least the place is never crowded. Most day trippers from Chicago stick to Chestnut. Its a small place but it does have a good variety of terrain, something for beginners up to experts. They have the typical mid west terrain parks, and they do try to setup 1 short mogul run. The snow is almost always well groomed. The cafeteria in the main lodge is small, not too much selection, with the typical burger and fries. On the weekends they do pizza as well. They do have some wraps and salads, although the super health conscious would do better bringing there own food. They are pretty cool with people bringing there own coolers.They do have do have a bar in the main lodge, with a number of craft brews on tap, and live acts play on the weekends. Some of the locals will stop in just for the bar.

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  • Mark (2nd February 2018)

    Very accomodating and friendly a wonderful experience for my family and friends.

  • Ryan Holden (29th January 2018)

    I agree with another reviewer that Sundown does the best with what they have. I went with my 13 yo son (we...

  • L W Long (6th January 2018)

    When I took my family to Sundown Mountain in Feb. 2017 for our first ski trip, I didn't know what to expect....

  • anonymous (11th August 2017)

    Go there every year for Boy scouts, if the weather is great (cold) than the place is great skiing. Warm Cabins great...

  • David Heitbrink (17th March 2017)

    Sundown does the best with well what they have. This is not Colorado, don't expect high speed lifts, and 2500 vert of...

  • rmack501 (28th December 2015)

    Overall, very good for midwest ski area. Plenty of helpful staff. good for beginners. Ive had more experienced riders give me good...

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