Uphill use of the resort and its surrounding areas by means of skinning, snowshoeing, hiking, and running have gained popularity at Sugar Bowl. Skiers and riders must review, agree to and sign the Uphill Use Policy before traveling uphill at Sugar Bowl Resort, and abide by the rules and regulations established by Sugar Bowl and USFS when accessing the resort both during and after operating hours.
We strive to deliver a safe and enjoyable resort experience, and we appreciation your attention and cooperation!
For more information on our Uphill Travel Policy, please click here.
Sugar Bowl is proud to now operate Royal Gorge Cross Country, North America's largest XC resort, boasting 200km of groomed trails across 6,000 acres of pristine terrain atop majestic Donner Summit, seamlessly connected with Sugar Bowl Resort and America's only snowbound Village.
A special thanks to all the parties that made this historic acquisition happen, including the Truckee Donner Land Trust, the Trust for Public Land, the Northern Sierra Partnership and all the individuals and families who so graciously donated time, money, effort and resources to help the cause.
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 Centersierraavalanchecenter.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.