Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director


Another popular Midwest mountain and a third Utah resort join the fast-growing coalition of 68 independent ski areas.

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 22, 2021) – The Indy Pass welcomes Eagle Point Resort in Beaver, Utah, and Sundown Mountain Resort in Dubuque, Iowa strengthening its presence in the US heartland and adding a destination in the Southwestern Rockies.


Tucked into the Tushar Mountains at 10,000 feet and boasting the steepest and deepest terrain in southern Utah, independently-owned Eagle Point Resort is considered the quintessential hidden gem of the Beehive State. At three hours from Las Vegas and Salt Lake City and seven from most areas of Southern California, the resort is a magnet for those seeking challenging fall line terrain or wide groomers and consistently pitcher perfect runs for beginners.


“We are proud to be a part of the Indy Pass, and it’s an amazing collection of resorts; look forward to introducing Indy Pass holders to our little corner of undiscovered Rocky Mountain heaven,'' said owner Shane Gadbaw.


Situated high above the Mississippi River and with views of three states, Sundown Mountain Resort draws skiers and riders from its local Dubuque community and the surrounding region from Chicago to St. Louis. The popular resort features 21 runs,100% snowmaking coverage, two terrain parks, and two mountain-top lodges overlooking their namesake sunsets on the picturesque Iowa plain.


"Sundown Mountain is thrilled to join Indy Pass as a resort partner this season. We look forward to sharing our mountain with pass holders who want to experience some of the best skiing in the Midwest,” said GM Mark Gordon.


21-22 Indy Passes are on sale now, and Indy AddOn Passes will be available for purchase by Indy resort passholders on July 1 for a reduced price of $189 adults and $89 for kids 12-and-under. Purchasers must designate a home mountain and upload proof of purchase for their unrestricted season pass to qualify for the discounted pricing.


Indy Pass 21-22 Pricing

Indy Pass - Adult $279, Kids 12-and-under $119

Indy+ - Adult $379, Kids $169 (no blackouts)

Indy AddOn – Adult $189, Kids $89

Indy+ AddOn – Adult $289, Kids $139


About Indy Pass -

Heading into its third season, the Indy Pass is the fastest-growing multi-mountain pass in North America. It offers 68 resorts across the US and Canada, each providing two days of skiing or riding for an affordable price. Indy Pass resorts are independent and uniquely authentic, and many are owned and operated by multi-generational families passionate about snow sports.


About Eagle Point Resort -

Eagle Point Resort is considered the quintessential hidden gem of Utah, about three hours north of Las Vegas and south of Salt Lake City, and seven hours drive from most areas of Southern California. Terrain consists of wide, uncrowded, evenly pitched groomers perfect for beginner and intermediate skiers and steep fall line terrain that never moguls given the lack of crowds. Due to a Friday-Monday operating schedule for most of the season, the resort is also known for its popular #powderfridays. The snow piles up midweek and remains untouched until the lifts start spinning again on Friday mornings. If reasonably priced ski-in/ski-out lodging, a laid-back vibe, untouched powder late into the day, and no lift lines (ever) are what you are looking for, then consider this mega-resort alternative in Utah.


About Sundown Mountain Resort -

Conveniently located in Eastern Iowa, Sundown Mountain Resort offers 21 runs, two terrain parks, four lifts with two conveyor carpets, and 475 feet of vertical. Beautifully carved through 85 acres of scenic cedar trees with state-of-the-art snowmaking, Sundown Mountain Resort is one of the best Midwest ski resort destinations. The only Midwest ski resort granted the NSAA Award of Excellence. Our highly qualified and enthusiastic staff is here to make your experience the best of all Midwest ski resorts in hopes that you will return every season.


The 68 participating resorts for the 2021-22 season



ALASKA -- Eaglecrest Ski Area

ALBERTA -- Castle Mountain Resort

ARIZONA -- Sunrise Park Ski Area

BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Apex Mountain Resort, Sasquatch Mountain

CALIFORNIA -- China Peak, Mt. Shasta Ski Park

IDAHO -- Brundage Mountain, Silver Mountain, Tamarack Resort, Pomerelle, Soldier Mountain

OREGON – Hoodoo, Mt. Ashland

MONTANA -- Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Red Lodge Mountain

UTAH -- Beaver Mountain, Eagle Point, Powder Mountain

WASHINGTON -- 49 Degrees North, Hurricane Ridge, Mission Ridge, White Pass

WYOMING -- Snow King Mountain, White Pine Ski Area, Antelope Butte



IOWA -- Sundown Mountain

MICHIGAN -- Big Powderhorn Resort, Caberfae Peaks, Crystal Mountain, Pine Mountain Resort, Shanty Creek, Swiss Valley Ski Area

MINNESOTA -- Lutsen Mountains, Spirit Mountain, Powder Ridge Winter Recreation, Detroit Mountain, Buck Hill

SOUTH DAKOTA -- Terry Peak Ski Area

WISCONSIN -- Granite Peak, Little Switzerland, Nordic Mountain, Trollhaugen, Tyrol Basin



CONNECTICUT -- Mohawk Mountain Ski Area

MASSACHUSETTS -- Berkshire East Mountain Resort, Catamount Mountain Resort*

MAINE -- Saddleback Mountain

NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Cannon Mountain, Pats Peak, Black Mountain, Waterville Valley

NEW YORK -- Catamount Mountain Resort*, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Swain Resort, Snow Ridge Ski Resort, West Mountain

NORTH CAROLINA -- Cataloochee Ski Area

PENNSYLVANIA -- Blue Knob Resort, Shawnee Mountain

TENNESSEE -- Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area

VERMONT -- Bolton Valley Resort, Magic Mountain, Suicide Six, Jay Peak Resort

VIRGINIA -- Bryce Resort, Massanutten Resort

WEST VIRGINIA -- Canaan Valley Ski Resort, Winterplace Ski Resort


*Catamount straddles NY/MA border


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Doug Fish