If you’re looking for some next-level skiing or snowboarding action, these Iowa resorts will provide the best slopes, bluffs and terrains for your next winter sports adventure.
Located in Dubuque, Sundown Mountain features natural and man-made snow throughout the winter, along with 21 runs, four lifts and a wide variety of terrain park features. Two lodges are also nestled at the bottom of the mountain, making the spot a prime location for families and adventure enthusiasts alike, looking for a full weekend getaway dedicated to skiing the slopes. For more information, visit www.sundownmtn.com.
Mt. Crescent Ski Area
Settled on the far western border of Iowa in Honey Creek is the Mt. Crescent Ski Area—a bustling corner of Iowa that features runs up to 2,400 feet in length, as well as smaller slopes perfect for beginners looking to get more familiar with the sports. Alongside the winding slopes for skiing and snowboarding, Mt. Crescent also provides a 1,000-ft. sledding hill that everyone can enjoy. For more information, visit www.skicrescent.com.
Seven Oaks Recreation
Family owned and operated in Boone, the Seven Oaks Recreation Area is one of the most popular spots in central Iowa to grab some vertical action. The recreation area acts as a fantastic location to ski and snowboard, or even to just enjoy a cozy escape to the resort lodge. Seven Oaks creates their own snow throughout the season, which helps to ensure freshly groomed tracks on every visit. For more information, visit www.sevenoaksrec.com.
Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
Located in Des Moines, Sleepy Hollow Sports Park is hailed for its pristine downhill sledding options, skiing lessons and family-friendly vibe. Visitors can get a full sense of the city’s culture, and participate in some of the winter season’s most beloved activities. For more information, visit www.sleepyhollowevents.com.