First Day Fun
Thank you for considering Sundown Mountain as your winter destination. We hope you find our staff friendly and energetic as you set out to learn a new lifelong activity.
"Today was our first time ever at Sundown Mountain and the first time skiing for everyone in the family... We had a fantastic time. All of the staff was so helpful and friendly. While spending our time on the beginner slopes, there seemed to be lots of staff around. Everyone was ready to jump in and help our kids even without being in one of your classes. I highly recommend Sundown Mountain. We were so very impressed and happy with our experience. Thank you so much. What a great day!!"
What You Should Wear
- Dress appropriate to the weather - layering is always the best way to go. If it is warm, take a layer off and keep it in the car or locker. As it cools off you might be thankful you have an extra layer!
- Wear materials that wick away moisture (gloves, snow pants, coats etc) - Staying dry can be the difference. You will probably spend a bit of time in the snow so try to wear materials that do not absorb moisture such as cotton or wool.
- Goggles or Eye wear - Goggles are preferred, they offer the most protection from snow, sun and have the largest viewing angle. If you do not have a pair of goggles, sunglasses can help reduce the sun reflecting off the snow.
- Helmets or Hats - Helmets are always recommended. Sundown has helmets to rent or for purchase and not only are they a great safety feature, they are surprisingly warm too! We have all heard that most of the heat escapes our body through our head so its best to wear something to keep the heat in.
- Socks - It is a misconception that more socks = more warmth. Be careful wearing too many socks or too thick of materials. This can often have an adverse affect and make your boots fit tighter which causes less circulation in your toes.
What you Should Expect
- Your first day at Sundown should be a wonderful time. Skiing & Snowboarding is a lifelong activity that can be shared with friends & family.
- Sundown has a number of programs to make your first day enjoyable. There are Beginner Specials and Group Lessons to help learn how to stop, turn and ride the lifts.
- Sundown has both Ski Carpets (conveyors similar to what you would find in an airport terminal) and Ski Lifts for skiers/snowboarders of all ages and abilities.
Your Responsibility Code (Skiers & Snowboarders need to adhere to the following National Code)
Skiing and snowboarding, in many forms, have elements of serious risk or injury that common sense and personal awareness can reduce. It is your responsibility to show courtesy and obey the code, printed on the trail maps and above the ticket window, for your safety and the safety of others.
- Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people, objects, or vehicles.
- People ahead of you have the right-of-way. It is your responsibility to avoid them. No fast skiing on green dot trails.
- You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
- Your equipment must have metal edges and devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas. Use only maintained trails.
- Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely. Snowboarders should have only one foot in the binding when getting on and off the lift.
- All jumping is prohibited except in the Terrain Park. "NO INVERTED AERIALS".
Beginner Programs Available
- Group & Private Lessons - Lessons available for beginners and advanced skiers/snowboarders. We really want you to have a good time and will take the necessary time to make sure you love it as much as we do.
- Learn-2-Ski/Board Programs - 3 & 5 week programs to help progress through learning.
- Kids Park Program - Lessons for children 11 years and younger.