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FAQ – Winter2021-10-11T11:38:31-07:00

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How do I book lessons?2021-02-09T09:19:48-07:00

You can book lessons online HERE (or the “Lessons” tab at the top). We have limited lessons daily, so be sure to book in advance!

How old does my child have to be for ski/snowboard lessons?2021-01-12T22:19:56-07:00

We offer group lessons to children 7 years and up, and private lessons to children 4 years and up. You can find more information about lessons HERE.

Do you offer discounts for groups?2021-01-26T22:21:27-07:00

Yes! Please contact Ski School by email at, or by phone at 855.735.SNOW (7669) ext. 2320

I’ve never been skiing / snowboarding. What should I wear?2020-12-29T21:54:48-07:00
Because of changing weather conditions, and depending upon your level of activity, layering clothes is recommended. Be aware that MORE is not necessarily better, and in many cases wearing too much clothing can be physically limiting. Follow these guidelines:


  1. Start with a comfortable, breatheable base layer like thermal underwear, merino wool, etc.
  2. Wear only one thin pair of socks (merino wool is optimal since it wicks moisture away from your feet and is very warm). This is important! Wearing thick, bulky socks or multiple pairs of socks restricts circulation, creates pressure points and does not allow your feet to breathe.
  3. If it is especially cold, you can add a sweater or fleece over your base layer. Wear something that is easy to shed if the sun comes out and warms things up.
  4. Waterproof outerwear (pants & jackets), especially for beginners who tend to fall a lot. Jeans and sweatpants get wet quickly in snow and will ice up. A ski or snowboard lesson is a lot more fun when a person is warm and dry!
  5. Waterproof gloves or mittens will keep your fingers toasty warm. Knit gloves will get wet after falling only a couple of times, not so fun. Be sure your children have waterproof gloves/mittens before their lesson!
  6. Goggles or UV protective sunglasses/eyewear. Snow is a natural reflector of sunlight. Without UV protection your eyes (cornea) can get a “sunburn” which feels scratchy and uncomfortable. Like skin, repeated cornea burns can cause long term damage. So take care of your eyes – wear sunglasses!
  7. Don’t forget a warm beanie, hat or helmet! There is much debate out there as to the value of wearing a helmet or not, and the myth that 80% of your body heat will escape through your head has been debunked. Regardless, wearing a helmet or a hat will keep your head warmer. There’s a lot to be said about having a warm head when it’s snowing outside, so be prepared and bring your helmet, hat or beanie!
What are your hours?2021-10-11T11:41:09-07:00

Our scheduled opening date is Friday, December 3rd. Our normal daily hours are 9am to 4pm

Does it have to be less than 32 degrees for the roads to ice?2020-12-29T22:39:29-07:00

No. Temperature readings below 36°F should alert you to the possibility of road icing. Read more about Icy Road Conditions.

What do you do with moguls in the summer? Are they manmade?2020-12-29T22:40:16-07:00
Moguls are formed by skiers on virtually all ski trails that are not mechanically flattened with grooming equipment. They organize spontaneously as skiers move along a ski run, kicking up snow behind them as they turn. The kicked-up snow forms into piles, which eventually turn into moguls.


Check out this time lapse video of how moguls actually move uphill over time!
Can I bring my own food and beverages?2021-05-24T12:45:27-07:00

You may picnic on the outside decks, however, no outside food or beverages inside the lodges or Crown Dancer Cafe. No outside alcohol or coolers allowed on property at any time. Information and menus of our on-site dining can be found HERE.

Can I bring a grill or propane stove to cook my own food?2021-05-24T12:46:15-07:00

No. Grills and propane stoves are not permitted.

Is there a restaurant at Sunrise?2021-03-03T23:42:36-07:00

Yes! The Day Lodge at Sunrise Base, Midway Café (Sunrise Midway), and Eagle’s Nest (Sunrise Peak) are all open with limited indoor seating, outdoor seating, and “Grab-n-Go” food services. We also have the Pizza Shack and Crown Dancer Café open at the base. More information, including menus, can be found HERE (or at the “Dining” tab at the top of our website).

Can I bring my dog?2021-05-24T12:44:58-07:00

Sunrise is pet friendly as long as your dog stays on leash in the base area. We only ask that you please pick up after your dog.

Do you have a lost and found?2021-02-02T14:47:36-07:00

Yes, please call 928.735.7669 Ext. 2301

What’s up with Cyclone?2021-02-02T14:47:14-07:00

Lift VI on Cyclone cannot be repaired and has been partially removed for safety purposes. We are working toward permanent solution / new lift system on Cyclone, but that will not happen this season. As a way to get guests who prefer Cyclone Circle up the mountain this year, 2 brand new 9-passenger, snowcats have been purchased to shuttle snow riders to the top of Cyclone Circle. This service is not currently active, but we will likely start operating the snowcat once snow levels are sufficient and conditions are safe to do so.

Do you have a conveyor belt for beginners?2021-02-02T14:46:30-07:00

We currently have the small, two person lift on the Bunny Hill for beginners.

Is Eagle’s Nest open?2021-01-26T22:13:48-07:00
Eagle’s Nest (café at the top of Sunrise Mountain) is now open. The water main was fixed last spring, allowing us to serve our guests this winter at the top.
Do you have night skiing?2021-10-11T11:40:10-07:00

Yes, we will be offering night skiing on a select few dates in the 2021/22 season

Do you have ski and snowboard rentals?2021-03-03T23:40:40-07:00
Yes! Sunrise has partnered with Salomon and has ALL BRAND NEW Salomon skis and snowboards to rent this year. Rental information can be found HERE.
And for our Snow School students, we have also partnered with Head and are offering up brand new Head skis and snowboards to our students. Lesson information can be found HERE.
Is tubing and sledding offered?2021-02-07T12:46:51-07:00

Due to COVID-19 Safety procedures, we are not offering our regular tubing hill and tube rental at Sunrise Park Resort this season. We had a family tubing and sledding hill available, but it is now closed due to heavy snow melt.

Are the rental shops open?2021-03-03T23:39:19-07:00

Yes! The ski and snowboard rental shop at Sunrise base is open. The ski rental shop will be limited to 5 patrons at a time to maintain social distancing and safety. We do not currently have online booking for rentals, but you can find more information HERE.

Do you have lockers?2020-12-24T15:54:53-07:00

We do, but due to our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines we currently have the locker rooms closed. We ask that visitors utilize their vehicles for personal storage and preparing to hit the slopes.

My spouse has never been skiing/snowboarding. Should I teach them?2020-12-29T22:41:34-07:00
Many couples, families and friends prefer to leave the lessons to the pros.


Our winter sports staff receives continuous training and certifications, keeping up with the most current equipment and PSAI | AASI lesson standards. There is a progression to teaching a new student on the snow that builds gradually upon the most basic skills.


As students grasp the concepts needed to master the beginner hill, many other factors come into play that are determined by movement analysis – subtleties your pro instructor has been trained to detect that most novice skiers and snowboarders are unaware of.


And finally, our pros take the safety of our guests seriously, integrating the Skier | Snowboarder Responsibility Code into the lesson. Safety + Fun = Learning!
What is the Responsibility Code?2020-12-29T22:40:29-07:00

Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed in many ways. At areas, you may see people using alpine skis, snowboards, telemark skis, cross country skis, and other specialized equipment, such as that used by people with disabilities. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below, and share with other skiers and riders the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

  • Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  • People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  • 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.
  • Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  • Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  • Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

Know the code. It’s your responsibility.

*Note: This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.

The National Ski Areas Association has put together a “Know the Code” video; view it below.

Are drones allowed at Sunrise?2021-05-23T19:08:45-07:00

No. For the safety of you and other skiers, unauthorized use of drones and all other small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) at SPR is strictly prohibited. Any drone use must be authorized by the Sunrise Park Resort management prior to use.

Do you offer childcare?2021-02-02T14:50:10-07:00

No, due to COVID-19 we are not offering our Funland childcare service this year.

Can I purchase sledding tickets online?2021-02-07T12:48:00-07:00

No, we do not currently have sledding/tubing hill tickets available online and the sledding hill is currently closed due to heavy snow melt this week.

We update our website frequently, but if you have a question you don’t above please contact us: 855.735.SNOW (7669)

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