Learning To Ski At Sundown Mountain Dubuque, Iowa

One thing that surprised me the most when I moved to Iowa, was that there was actually a ski resort! I’m sure I’m not the only one that would assume that Iowa equalled flat and all corn fields…how wrong was I!  Sundown Mountain Dubuque has 21 ski runs (green, blue and black diamond) and 2 terrain parks.  When it doesn’t snow, the resort is maintained by 150 snow guns (believe me, it’s cold enough for the snow not to melt once it is there!) and the runs are groomed daily!

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Recreating Cool Runnings at the Sigulda Bobsleigh Track in Latvia!

For AGES, the adrenaline activity that was right at the top of my bucket list was to be a passenger in a bobsleigh.  I love the Cool Runnings Disney film, I visited the Whistler (Canada) track in the summer, and I watch the Bobsleigh World Cup every winter (I was a huge Steve Holcomb fan…RIP).  In 2013 I finally ticked it off the bucket list and it didn’t disappoint, I was like a kid at Christmas!  I even kissed my hard boiled egg at breakfast, just like Sanka in Cool Runnings!  Here’s a look at my Sigulda bobsleigh experience!

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