Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Sugar Bowl Resort

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Overall Rating: 3.9

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.0
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 60
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.1
  • Nightlife
  • 1.9

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 50%
  • Beginner
  • 33%
  • Families
  • 72%
  • Intermediate
  • 72%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 39%
  • Advanced
  • 56%

Helpful Highlights:

I love Sugar Bowl!! I come here on the weekends a lot because it is close. Just did my first 4 double blacks there, so excited and had a great time!! This i...

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  • 5


    by skiman! - 28th March 2013

    Pros: Great snow, great terrain, awesome runs, and fun area

    Cons: not enough terrain parks, and wish they had food up on the mountain

    I love Sugar Bowl!! I come here on the weekends a lot because it is close. Just did my first 4 double blacks there, so excited and had a great time!! This i... Full review

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  • 5

    Making the Most of It

    by gmayes - 28th December 2011

    Pros: Despite dry conditions throughout the region, Sugar Bowl was making it happen!!

    Cons: Tickets are a tad high for what you get

    We were warmly welcomed by an attendant who off-loaded us. . .everyone was very friendly including ski patrol -- terrain park was as good as it gets in the ... Full review

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  • 4

    Good small resort

    by stutterstan - 8th February 2011

    Pros: Good small mountain

    Cons: Windy at higher elevations

    This resort is great for the bluw skier. Lots of blue blacks. There was quite a bit of snow drift due to wind. Also the bottom of many trails flattened o... Full review

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  • 4


    by Conn8 - 7th November 2010

    Pros: Fun resort, good terrain park, amazing terrain, the lodge was great

    Cons: flats, really slow lifts on far part, longer lift lines on far part

    Ok so this resort was a fun resort. I remember this was my last resort I went to in Tahoe. The runs were good the terrain was good, the terrain parkk was ... Full review

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  • 5

    Great All-Around

    by trescott - 30th April 2010

    Pros: Variety for all levels, Live Music

    Cons: Cost

    We chose Sugar Bowl for our first family ski trip a year ago and have never regretted it. There's a really easy, yet fun training bowl for beginners and the... Full review

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  • 4

    My daughter and I visited Sugar Bowl last Saturday from noon to 4 pm during

    by mgs1946 - 31st March 2010

    Pros: Snow good, weather absolutely beautiful, slopes were not very crowded, lines were short at lifts

    Cons: A bit windy and the snow was not in perfect condition due to the warm

    Last Saturday my daughter and I drove from Elk Grove to Sugar Bowl for a day of skiiing. We got there in about 2 hours with relatively light traffic on I-8... Full review

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