Backcountry Safety starts with you: Pay Attention at All Times!
Sugar Bowl, in conjunction with the USFS maintains an open boundary policy. The area beyond the ski area boundary is in its natural state and entering the backcountry involves risks including those posed by deep snow, avalanches, steep terrain, cliffs, cornices and other terrain variations. We do not regularly perform avalanche mitigation or patrol beyond our boundary and take no additional measures to mitigate the hazards to which skiers/boarders might be exposed. Persons skiing or riding beyond the ski area boundary assume all risks inherent in the backcountry. Before you leave the ski area boundary, please take the time to educate yourself about the backcountry.
Visit the Sierra Avalanche Center sierraavalanchecenter.org ► or call the avalanche hotline at 530-587-2158. It is unlawful for skiers or riders to cross through Closed Areas to access the ski area boundary.
Ski and ride responsibly.
Warning: You assume all responsibility for injury or death related to participating in skiing, snowboarding and other winter activities at Sugar Bowl Resort whether in or outside of the resort boundary.
Uphill Use Policy
(pass not valid at Royal Gorge XC)