Sugar Bowl Resort

Sugar bowl resort
Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee
SnowPak review
Customer reviews


Sugar Bowl Resort is one of the top resorts in Lake Tahoe. With 103 runs spanning 1,650 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Sugar Bowl Resort vs
Sugar Bowl ResortHeavenly Mountain Resort
beginner17 %20 %
intermediate45 %45 %
advanced26 %30 %
expert12 %5 %
total runs103 97
ski area1,650ac 4,800ac
summit elevation8,383ft 10,067ft
total lifts13 28
child lift ticketFree $80
adult lift ticket$115 $146

Sugar Bowl Resort Reviews

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KGKyle G.
advanced skier
Very Good!

4 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
When ever I visit my hometown of Sacramento, I like to go to Sugar Bowl for the access and the availability of good consistent skiing conditions. Mt Lincoln is a good warm up for Mt Disney and I absolutely cant get enough of this mountain when I am there. Despite the crowds of... More
GSGreg S.
advanced skier

4.3 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
Finally skied Sugar bowl with good friends. Great mountain with tons of options for every skill level! I will be back for more runs this season.Thanks again for such a great resort.... More
CECharlie E.

5 / 5

Oct 09, 2017
Atop Donner Pass, a mere three hour drive from the hustle and bustle of the SF Bay Area sits one of the more conveniently located Tahoe resorts. But convenience isn't all Sugarbowl has to offer. The entirety of the mountain area sits high on the Sierra Crest making for excellent... More
FAFabio A.

5 / 5

Oct 09, 2017
My visit at sugar bowl was so much fun, it's has alot of fun runs where you can smash down with your squad or cut away and find a line that catches your eye. All in all it was a great boarding trip.
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