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Dubuque Ski Resort wraps up season with a splash

Dubuque Ski Resort wraps up season with a splash

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Sundown Mountain Ski Resort in Dubuque County wrapped up its season Sunday. The ski resort held a variety of activities to celebrate the season for both skiers and snowboarders Sunday afternoon.

This year, 25 people competed in the Sundown Mountain Slush Cup. It's an event where both skiers and snowboarders are invited to ski down the slope and try to glide over a man-made pond without falling in. Officials with Sundown Mountain said they are used to warmer weather with the Slush Cup. They said Sunday morning the pond was actually frozen, it was so cold.

The Ski Resort also hosted a Dummy Downhill Jump for the first time this year. Participants in the dummy downhill jump created their own unique dummy to be launched down the slope.

Mark Dietz is the general manager of Sundown Mountain. He said the activities were a great way to celebrate the season.

"[The season] started out a little bit cold, but the last six weeks have been really great. We were actually down for a bit, but then the sun came out and warmed up a little bit so we are ending up on a very high note this year," Dietz said.

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