A city formed of clouds, Cloudsdale hovers high above the land of Equestria and is home to the Pegasi; more significantly to the plot, hailing from Cloudsdale are two of the main characters: Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy. Young Pegasi attend a school of flight in Cloudsdale and its students compete in the Best Young Flyer competition at the city stadium. Equestria's seasons are rotated by the actions of its inhabitants rather than an automatic cycle. Cloudsdale produces clouds, rainbows, and snowflakes for all of Equestria at a factory. The snowflakes are all made by hand and meticulously inspected by factory workers.
Only Pegasi can stand upon clouds, therefore no Earth Pony or Unicorn goes to Cloudsdale. The only known visit by non-Pegasi was in episode 16 when Twilight Sparkle used magic to enable herself, Pinkie Pie, and Applejack to walk upon the clouds; she used a different spell to give Rarity a pair of wings.