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Sugar Bowl Resort Reviews

Visitor reviews for Sugar Bowl Ski Resort

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  • January 15, 2008
    R Thompson from United States

    The two best areas in Tahoe are Kirkwood and Sugar Bowl (in that order). Snowfall is everything in the Sierra due to the tendency to ice up between storm cycles, and these two areas have it. Kirkwood is higher, deeper and bigger, but Sugar Bowl has a great combination of freeway accessibility and a friendly vibe. The patrol is also not afraid to open steeps and there are plenty there. If you stick to the gate-controlled terrain, you can often find nearly untracked pockets on a powder day at 1pm. For the intermediate, there is a good selection of groomers, but you will get bored with those after a day or so. The best terrain is under and to the right of the Lincoln lift and under and to the left of the Disney lift. With powder there is enough in those two zones to keep you happy all season.

  • January 04, 2008
    chris from United States

    Funny. Sugar Bowl for intermediates and beginners?
    Ever skied Perko's or taken the PR to Megan's, Silver Bullet Face, East Gully, Middle Palisade or West Palisade? Obviously not.
    I'm an expert off-piste skier with 35 years experience in the Sierra (averaging 30+ days a year and approximately 20,000 feet a day)...I go to Sugar bowl to ski the expert terrain not found anywhere locally...I mean, if you want to ski expert terrain with ruts and moguls, go to Squaw.

  • December 15, 2007
    Crent from United States

    I have to disagree with the other poster. Beg / Int, sure but there are some super steeps out at the bowl. Go check out the Palisades and see if that is hairy enough for ya.

  • November 02, 2004
    thibaut colar from United States

    Sugar bowl is another esort close too sierra at tahoe, and just the same it's not too crowded and has very good snow.
    It might not be enough for experts, but for beginners and intermediate it's a nice resort.
    That was the favorite resort of my wife when she learned to ski, because it's relatively uncrowded ans has wide easy green trails.