Season Start/End: 12/07/2018 - 04/14/2019
6883ft - 8383ft
15%|45%| 28%| 12%
Lift Tickets
from US$67.00 to US$115.00
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Sugar Bowl bluebird

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.


Sugar Bowl bluebird

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.



  • 8383ft
  • 1500ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 6883ft


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  • Longest Run

    3 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    1650 ac

  • Snow Making

    375 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 12/07/2018
  • Days Open Last Year: 151
  • Projected Closing: 04/14/2019
  • Projected Days Open: 150
  • Years Open: 79
  • Average Snowfall: 500"

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629 Sugar Bowl Rd. Norden, 95724
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Sugar Bowl Resort Reviews

  • David

    • 5
    23rd March 2018

    Full review

      Sugar Bowl is an overlooked gem. This place is what ALL ski areas should aspire too be when they grow up. Great...
  • mateonelson

    • 5
    1st March 2018

    Full review

      Best hidden gem in the Sierras. Please go to squaw valley and wade through the parking nightmare and then have to take...

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Contact Info

  • Sugar Bowl Resort

    P.O. Box 5

    95724 Norden


    United States

    Phone: (530) 426-9000