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:
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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?SWGMedia2021-05-24T12:46:15-07:00
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?SWGMedia2021-05-24T12:44:58-07:00
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?SWGMedia2021-02-02T14:46:30-07:00
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?SWGMedia2021-03-03T23:39:19-07:00
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?SWGMedia2020-12-24T15:54:53-07:00
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.
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?SWGMedia2021-05-23T19:08:45-07:00
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?SWGMedia2021-02-02T14:50:10-07:00