Sunburst Ski Resort

Sunburst Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Wisconsin in USA. The resort is in the town of Madison, WI.

Sunburst is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Sunburst Ski Resort.

Sunburst Lodging:

Sunburst Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Sunburst has a total of 10 ski trails, which are serviced by 9 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Sunburst is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 35 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 14 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
10
Ski Lift
Lifts
9
Skier
Skiable Acres
35(0 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

Sunburst Ski Resort Elevation

Sunburst Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,100 feet, or 335 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 866 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 234 feet (71 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Sunburst has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,100'(335 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
234'(71 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
866'(264 m)

Sunburst Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
40.5out of 100
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Sunburst can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.

 DID YOU KNOW?

At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Sunburst has 35 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Sunburst is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
Beginner
20%(7 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
Intermediate
35%(12 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
45%(16 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Sunburst Ski Resort good for beginners?

Sunburst can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Sunburst Ski Resort Location

Sunburst Ski Resort is located in the state of Wisconsin, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Madison, WI.

Address:
Madison, WI 53718 USA
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Website:
skisunburst.com/

GPS Coordinates:
43.18000, -89.30000

Getting to Sunburst Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Sunburst Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.18000, -89.30000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Madison, WI to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Sunburst Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Milwaukee Mitchell International AirportMKEMilwaukee, WI73 mi
O'Hare International AirportORDChicago, IL109 mi
Midway International AirportMDWChicago, IL124 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Sunburst.

NameCodeCityDistance
Dane County Regional Truax FieldMSNMadison, WI3 mi
Chicago Rockford International AirportRFDChicago/Rockford, IL69 mi
Dubuque Regional AirportDBQDubuque, IA89 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Sunburst Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Sunburst Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Devil's HeadMerrimac, WI995 ft35%23 mi
Cascade MountainPortage, WI1,280 ft35%24 mi
Christmas MountainWisconsin Dells, WI1,250 ft26%41 mi
The Rock SnowparkJanesville, WI290 ft33%41 mi
Wilmot MountainWilmot, WI1,030 ft36%49 mi
Whitecap MountainsRipon, WI1,750 ft34%49 mi
TrollhaugenDresser, WI1,200 ft32%49 mi
Tyrol BasinRipon, WI1,160 ft35%49 mi
Little SwitzerlandSlinger, WI1,269 ft28%49 mi
Highlands of OlympiaRipon, WI1,001 ft22%49 mi
Granite PeakWausau, WI1,924 ft37%49 mi
Alpine ValleyElkhorn, WI1,040 ft31%54 mi
Hidden ValleyMaribel, WI1,460 ft31%57 mi
Grand GenevaLake Geneva, WI1,086 ft32%61 mi
The Rock SnowparkFranklin, WI290 ft27%67 mi
Chestnut MountainHanover, IL1,040 ft34%81 mi
Standing RocksStevens Point, WI1,220 ft30%86 mi

Sunburst Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation1,100 ft
Base Elevation866 ft
Vertical Drop234 ft
Trails10
(20% Beginner,  35% Intermediate,  45% Expert)
Lifts9
Skiable Acres35
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Sunburst Ski Resort Mountain Stats