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Sugar Bowl Resort Ski Resort

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Overview

Perched atop Tahoe’s Donner Summit, Sugar Bowl Resort is the closest major resort to Sacramento and the Bay Area. Sugar Bowl offers terrain to accommodate beginners and challenge experts, spreading across four peaks serviced by 13 lifts and 1500 acres with 500 inches of annual snowfall. As one of the country's oldest ski areas, Sugar Bowl has kept it's classic ski atmosphere while providing modern amenities. Guests can access the resort through two portals--a quick ride on the historic gondola to the snow bound Village or slope side parking at the modern Mt. Judah Day Lodge.

 

Transportation

The Lodge at Sugarbowl offers 27 hotel rooms slopeside and is accessible only by gondola. Ski-in-ski-out rental properties are also available. Additional lodging sits 10 miles east in Truckee.

Inside Scoop

Ski and snowboard lessons and rentals available. The 7,000-square-foot Mountain Sports Learning Center has ticketing, lessons, and rentals under one roof. Childcare for children ages 3 years to 6 years. General Admission days offer free lessons and rentals.

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

107"
67"
45"
22"
3"
14"
Nov
36"
Dec
89"
Jan
57"
Feb
62"
Mar
3"
Apr

Terrain Overview

15%
Beginners Runs
45%
Intermediate Runs
28%
Advanced Runs
12%
Expert Runs
105
Runs in Total
3 mi
Longest Run
1650 ac
Skiable Terrain
375 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 12

1
Gondolas & Trams
5
High Speed Quads
3
Quad Chairs
1
Triple Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

8383'
Summit
1500'
Vertical Drop
6883'
Base

Important Dates

December 13, 20212021/12/13
Projected Opening
April 17, 20222022/04/17
Projected Closing
150
Projected Days Open
151
Days Open Last Year
82
Years Open
500"
Average Snowfall
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