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Budget Friendly Winter Adventures in Dubuque

Dubuque is a winter wonderland full of outdoor adventure.

Don't miss an opportunity to explore where Iowa started.



Sundown Mountain Resort is the go-to spot in Dubuque County for snowboarders and skiers of all abilities. And now with a special offer exclusive to the Holiday Inn Dubuque, getting a lift ticket just got more affordable. With any stay at the Holiday Inn during the snowy season, you can upgrade to the Sundown Mountain package which includes two lift tickets for just an additional $35 total. What a deal!

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​Make sure to opt-in for the Ski Package when you book your stay at the Holiday Inn Dubuque.


Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing in an accessible outdoor sport and lucky for you Dubuque has multiple spots perfect for it. Between the rolling hills of Mines of Spain, long distances skates on Heritage Trail, or the idyllic setting of Swiss Valley, you will always have options. Don’t have your own gear? Not a problem because you can rent skis and snowshoes for free at Swiss Valley Nature Center!


Ice Skating

The sunniest days often bring the coldest temperatures in Iowa but don’t let that stop you from enjoying winter sports. When it’s too chilly to ice skate outside at Allison Henderson Park for free, head inside to the Mystique Community Ice Center. Just $6 for adults or $4.50 for children under 12, without rentals, you can skate for hours on the same rink that the Fighting Saints play on.