About Us


The best family value ski resort in Wisconsin, ski and board on 11 runs – including 2 terrain parks. Outstanding snowmaking and grooming. Home of the largest tubing facility in the world! With 45+ chutes, experience a 90 foot drop in elevation, reaching speeds that can exceed 30 mph! Just 30 minutes northwest of Milwaukee, 5 miles north of West Bend with freeway access. For all these reasons, we think Sunburst is Pure Fun!

Sunburst! Pure Fun!

Boy Snow Tubing at Sunburst


At Sunburst, your safety and enjoyment is our number one priority.


Skiers and riders should be advised that the GREEN CIRCLE, BLUE SQUARE and BLACK DIAMOND are ratings relative for Sunburst only and not the same as other areas.  Chairlifts do not service beginner terrain.


Along with NSAA, we promote the use of helmets on the slopes. We urge skiers and riders to wear a helmet – but to ski or ride as if they are not wearing a helmet. NSAA views skiing and snowboarding in a controlled and responsible manner – not helmets only – as the primary safety consideration for all skiers and boarders. A skier’s behavior has as much or more to do with the safety of the sport as does any piece of equipment.


Using and riding chair lifts in a responsible manner is one of the primary safety considerations for all skiers and boarders. It’s YOUR Responsibility to know how to use and ride the lift safely. Here are some tips:

  • Need assistance? Ask the lift attendant for help.
  • Remove & carry packs. Children in packs are not allowed on chairlifts at Sunburst.
  • Do not use phones, music or games while loading or unloading.
  • It is OK to miss a chair and wait for the next one.
  • When loading, watch for the approaching chair and then sit to the back once seated!
  • Drop something? Let it FALL. Any item dropped can be picked up later.
  • Absolutely NO horseplay on the lifts!


  • Always stay in control
  • People ahead of you have the right of way
  • Stop in a safe place for you and others
  • Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield
  • Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment
  • Observe signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails
  • Know how to use the lifts safely

Refer to the National Ski Area Association SAFETY SECTION for more



The standards listed below are not exhaustive, but they are the most prevalent behaviors that generate guest complaints, dissatisfaction and injury. These behaviors are not permitted at Sunburst and depending on severity, may result in education or suspension of priviledges.

  • Failure to abide by the 7 points of Your Responsibility Code (above).
  • Line cutting.
  • Malicious throwing – snowballs or any other items/objects.
  • Littering.
  • Talking on cell phones while loading/unloading lifts.
  • Malicious spraying of others.
  • Failure to observe posted boundary, closure and warning signs, bamboo and ropes.
  • Excessive speed in slow zones and in congested areas (lift mazes, base areas).
  • Failure to abide by the directions of resort personnel.
  • Violation of Federal, State or County statutes, codes or ordinances
    • Vandalism
    • Theft of resort or individual’s property, including ticket/pass fraud
    • Fighting
    • Unlawful consumption of drugs or alcohol
    • Verbal or physical assault
    • Public nudity or indecency
    • Hit and run skiing and/or riding
    • Skiing/riding in a closed area
    • Malicious throwing – snowballs or other items resulting in bodily harm or property damage


MAKE A PLAN: Every time you use freestyle terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and take off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP: Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know your landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area.
EASY STYLE IT: Start small and work your way up. (Inverted aerials not recommended).
RESPECT GETS RESPECT: From the lift line through the park.



Do not stop or ride through landings. If there are boards or skis in front of a jump, the jump is closed so go around the feature. When not using features, stay off to the side of the trail, out of the way. Use features in the manner in which they are intended. Don’t jump off the sides of the takeoffs.

Drone Policy

Sunburst Winter Sports Park Drone Policy

Out of safety concerns for guests, employees, and resort property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, Sunburst Ski Area prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public – including recreational users and hobbyists – without the prior written authorization from the Resort.  This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within Sunburst Ski Area boundaries.  This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from Resort property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries.  Please contact a resort representative at 262-626-8404, if you have any questions or if you seek prior authorization to operate any aerial drones.  Any authorized operation of aerial drones may be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, [and / or U.S. Forest Service rules], as well as those policies separately established by this Resort, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.  Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your skiing or snowboarding privileges, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any drone equipment, and may subject violators to any damages, including, but not limited to, damages for violations of privacy and/or physical or personal injuries or property damage, as well as regulatory fines and legal fees.