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FAQ – Winter2021-11-03T15:14:47-07:00

Questions? We have answers!

Will Apache Peak and Cyclone Circle be open?2022-01-11T19:19:29-07:00

Yes! (as snow levels allow) Apache peak will be open this season with Geronimo (Lift 5) servicing the mountain. Cyclone Circle will be open this season with snow cat shuttles. The Cyclone Day Lodge, Fort Apache (Lift 4), and snowcat shuttles will be open Friday through Sunday (and holidays: Jan. 17, Feb. 21). Hours and info for all dining at Sunrise is available at the link below:

How do I book lessons?2021-11-03T14:52:10-07:00

You can book lessons at the link below. We have limited lessons daily and prices are higher on-site, so be sure to book in advance!

How old does my child have to be for ski/snowboard lessons?2022-02-09T08:37:46-07:00

We offer group lessons or private lessons for children 7 years and up. We will also offer special childcare with lessons for children from 4-6 in Camp Sunrise. You can find more information below:

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

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

I’ve never been skiing / snowboarding. What should I wear?2021-11-03T15:28:31-07:00
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. Skiing or snowboarding is a lot more fun when you are 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 as well.
  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 to keep your head warm! 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?2021-12-10T23:15:42-07:00

Sunrise is open daily from 9am to 4pm. You can arrive early to pick up your passes and rentals.

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?2021-11-03T14:00:52-07:00

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 at the link below:

Dining at Sunrise
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?2021-12-09T22:01:50-07:00

Yes! There are three lodges, two cafés, a coffee shop, and burrito barn around the resort. Lodges include the Sunrise Day Lodge, Cyclone Day Lodge, and Apache Peak Lodge. Cafés include Midway Café (Sunrise Midway), and Eagle’s Nest (Sunrise Peak). We also have the Burrito Barn and Crown Dancer Café open at the base.

Hours and Menus
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?2022-01-11T19:16:57-07:00

Lift VI on Cyclone is currently down. We are working on a lift solution for Cyclone Circle soon, but that will not happen this season. As a way to get guests who prefer Cyclone Circle up the mountain this year, we will offer a passenger snowcat to shuttle snow riders to the top of Cyclone Circle. This will be offered Friday – Sunday (also offered Monday, Jan. 17 and Monday, Feb. 21) while snow levels allow.

Do you have a conveyor belt for beginners?2021-12-10T23:17:05-07:00

Yes, we have a conveyor for beginners at SnowSports School. We also have the small, two-person lift on the Bunny Hill for beginners.

Is Eagle’s Nest open?2021-11-03T14:08:03-07:00
Eagle’s Nest (café at the top of Sunrise Mountain) is open throughout the season for dining.
Do you have night skiing?2022-02-09T08:33:42-07:00

Yes, night skiing is available from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on select nights. The scheduled night skiing dates for the 2021/22 season are:

  • December 26 – January 1
  • MLK Weekend: January 14-16
  • President’s Day: February 18-20
Do you have ski and snowboard rentals?2021-11-03T14:18:58-07:00
Yes! Sunrise has partnered with Salomon for children and adult rental skis and snowboards. For our Snow School students, we have partnered with Head and are offering kids to adults Head skis and snowboards.
New this season will be our premium Rossignol Demo skis featuring the new Black Ops Sender skis (Adult Men’s) and Black Ops Rallybird (Adult Women’s).
Is tubing and sledding offered?2022-01-22T11:18:52-07:00

The Tubing Hill is back! Sunrise doesn’t offer on-site sledding, but we have a tubing hill at the base of Sunrise mountain with fun for all ages. The tubing hill is now open Friday – Sunday (when snow levels allow). More information is available at the link below:

Are the rental shops open?2021-12-09T21:58:37-07:00

Yes! The ski and snowboard rental shop at Sunrise base is open daily. The ski and snowboard rental shop at Cyclone base will be open Friday – Sunday and on holidays (soon as that mountain opens). Both rental shops will be limited to 5 patrons at a time to maintain social distancing and safety. You can find more information and book rentals at the link below:

Do you have lockers?2022-02-09T08:36:27-07:00

We do! Both day lockers and season lockers will be available this season. Day lockers are available for rent via kiosk on the first floor of the Sunrise Day Lodge. Day lockers are $8 per day for small and $12 per day for large lockers. Season Passholders can rent season lockers for $189 + tax. General public can rent season lockers for $250 + tax.

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?2021-12-20T17:08:36-07:00

Yes, we offer childcare through our Camp Sunrise program. Camp Sunrise offers daily childcare for ages 1-6 years. More info is available below:

Camp Sunrise
What is Ski Biking?2021-11-03T15:18:56-07:00

Ski biking (also known as Skibobbing) is a bicycle-like frame with skis instead of wheels. Ski bike rentals and lessons are available at the base of Sunrise mountain. First-time ski bike riders at Sunrise require a safety certification by the ski bike staff prior to loading the lifts, regardless of their experience or personal equipment to ensure the safety of themselves and other visitors.

Do you offer Ski Bike lessons?2021-11-26T19:31:29-07:00

Yes! We have daily lessons for ski biking available for ages 13+. More information about ski bike lessons is available below:

Ski Bike Lessons
Can I bring my own Ski Bike?2021-11-03T15:24:20-07:00

Yes, you can ride your own ski bike if you meet the following two requirements:

  1. Ski bike riders visiting Sunrise require a safety certification by the ski bike staff prior to loading the lifts, regardless of their experience or personal equipment to ensure the safety of themselves and other visitors.
  2. Your bike has to be inspected by the ski bike staff to ensure it has the proper safety features.

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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