Iowa

Sundown Mountain Ski Resort

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Overview

Sundown Mountain offers a variety of challenging skiing and snowboarding terrain in the midst of the Iowa farmland. Located just a few miles from where "Field of Dreams" was filmed, the resort is proof Iowa is not all flat. There's a 475-foot vertical drop with terrain cut out of an old cedar forest that's spread out over 45 acres. From the top of the scenic ski hill you can see three states and the Mississippi River valley. Sundown offers runs to accommodate all levels of skiers plus an expanded nine-acre terrain park featuring a halfpipe and lots of new rails and jumps. The North Lodge offers dining that will satisfy even the biggest appetite and even has big screen TVs and a lounge.

Dubuque, located on the Mississippi River, is a major tourist center with a wide variety of accommodations from luxury to budget.

Inside Scoop

Ski carpet and expanded learning area, rentals, gift shop. Full bar with fireplace, cafeterias with large screen TVs, and lounges. National Ski Patrol at the area. Gaming available in Dubuque. One hundred percent snowmaking.

Plan Your Trip

Sundown Mountain Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

11"
7"
5"
2"
0"
0"
Nov
5"
Dec
7"
Jan
9"
Feb
3"
Mar

Terrain Overview

21
Runs in Total
0.6 mi
Longest Run
55 ac
Skiable Terrain
55 ac
Night Skiing
55 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 6

1
Quad Chairs
1
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

1059'
Summit
475'
Vertical Drop
584'
Base

Important Dates

December 12, 20222022/12/12
Projected Opening
March 12, 20232023/03/12
Projected Closing
N.A.
Projected Days Open
N.A.
Days Open Last Year
49
Years Open
45"
Average Snowfall
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