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Sugar Bowl Resort Guide

The Sugar Bowl resort guide summary is: Sugar Bowl has 13 lifts within its 607 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 457m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 105 trail at Sugar Bowl.


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Sugar Bowl Resort Guide

The Sugar Bowl resort guide summary is: Sugar Bowl has 13 lifts within its 607 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 457m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 105 trail at Sugar Bowl.

Vertical:

Top: 2555m
Arrow
457m
Bot: 2098m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

105
17%
45%
38%

Hectares of Ski:

607
Snowmaking: Yes

Sugar Bowl Lifts:

  • drag lift icon1
  • ski lift icon11
  • cablecar icon1
Total lifts = 13
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Sugar Bowl Resort GuidePhoto credit: Tom

Visiting Sugar Bowl

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Sugar Bowl.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    4 | 3
  • Nearest Airport
    Reno
  • Nearest Train Station
    Truckee
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +530 426 9000

Sugar Bowl Features

The terrain at Sugar Bowl includes:

  • Halfpipes
    0
  • Terrain Parks
    2
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Sugar Bowl resort?

Sugar Bowl Resort continues to deliver authentic alpine adventure with an incredible line-up programs and amenities to make your skiing and snowboarding experience unforgettable. Sugar Bowl was awarded “Best Guest Service Program” for resorts our size in 2009/2010 by the National Ski Areas Association, so you know you’ll be in good hands throughout your resort experience. The Backcountry Adventure Center, operated by Alpine Skills International and located in the Village Chalet building (by the Disney lift), offers professionally guided back and sidecountry tours, educational programs on the science and safety of snow, a full fleet of backcountry rental and retail gear, and current snowpack safety conditions from the Sierra Avalanche Center. Visit sugarbowl.com/backcountry for more information. The Daily CORE Pass delivers the best value on lift tickets. It costs just $21 to join and gets you $15 off the purchase of the window ticket price every day of the season. You also receive free membership in our CORE Rewards Program. The CORE Rewards Program is a points-based loyalty and reward program that gives skiers and riders points every time the ski or ride and for every qualifying dollar spent, that can then be redeemed for free items across the resort.


Explore Sugar Bowl Location Map

Interactive Sugar Bowl trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Sugar Bowl?

MarchAverage: 3.3 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Sugar Bowl is week 1 of March. There are typically 3.3 snowy days during this week with 57cm of snowfall. Check out the Sugar Bowl Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Sugar Bowl

Overall: 4.2 Based on 2 votes and 3 reviews

  • Snowsure 5.0
  • Variety of pistes 5.0
  • Off-piste 5.0
  • Scenery 4.5
  • Apres-Ski 3.5
  • Vote

R Thompson from United States writes:

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.

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