Sugar Bowl Ski Resort

629 Sugar Bowl Road
Norden, CA 95724

(530) 426-9000 Main
(530) 426-1111 Snow Phone
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort

As one of Lake Tahoe’s oldest resorts, Sugar Bowl’s rich history dates back to 1939. The sport of ski racing is a big part of its past as the host of memorable events such as the famous Silver Belt race and the US National Alpine Championships. Today, this world-class mountain resort features four peaks and the opportunity to Ski Sugar Bowl’s 1,500 acres with 95 trails covered in some of the most amazing powder you will ever experience. It is no wonder the locals rave about the remarkable adventures this mountain has to offer.

The elevation at the summit is 8,383 feet and there are 13 lifts to get you where you need to go, whether it is the Sugar Bowl ski park, the Switching Yard Terrain Park, or the miles of trails in between. The terrain park’s boxes, rails, mini-boarder-x, and jump lines will keep you at the top of your game, no matter your level of ability, while the terrain park competitions will give you a chance to demonstrate your skills. Sugar Bowl’s backcountry tours are professionally guided and give visitors a chance to participate in educational seminars, Telemark and steeps clinics, snowshoe hikes, and more. Sugar Bowl is also participating in the Rahlves Banzai Tour 2011 where skiers and snowboarders compete for cash.

Mountain amenities include the Judah Retail Shop and Village Chalet to keep you outfitted for your adventures, and the Village Lodge for a place to relax or enjoy an excellent meal with views of Mt. Disney. The Main Lodge offers fantastic views of Mt. Judah and has two dining choices, the Sierra Vista Bar & Grill and the Sunset Grill. Rejuvenate yourself with a visit to the Summit Spa, or participate in Yoga on the Summit for an experience you will never forget. There is even a full-service video and photography production company available to memorialize your day.

Summertime transforms Sugar Bowl into the perfect venue for weddings, corporate outings, family reunions, and other special events, while the Lodge at Sugar Bowl has exquisite accommodations with gorgeous views. The resort also offers summer dining at Lake Mary and evening dining on Donner Summit. The warm weather brings kids day camps and adult activities as well.

Sugar Bowl is 10 miles west of Truckee, CA, and 45 miles west of Reno on Interstate 80, making it the closest major resort to Sacramento. There are complimentary hourly shuttles available from Truckee, or the resort can be accessed via the historic gondola or slope-side parking next to the Mt. Judah Day Lodge. The annual snowfall at this resort is 500 inches, so be sure to make good use of the Sugar Bowl web cams when planning your day.

Lifts: 13 Lifts, 5 Hi-Speed Express Quads
Season: November through April, weather and conditions permitting.
Hours of Operations (PST): Sugar Bowl is open for skiing between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.
Base Elevation: 6,883 feet
Summit Elevation: 8,383 feet
Vertical Drop: 1,500 feet
Snowmaking: 25%
Average Annual Snowfall: 500 inches
Total Acreage: 1,500 acres
Trails: 102
Classification Total: 17% beginner, 45% intermediate , 38% advanced

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