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Community Effort

As the first major ski resort in Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl has always been a visionary leader in the communities we serve. From the time we were founded in 1939 until today our owners and staff have made a genuine commitment to being a positive force in supporting philanthropy, the environment, education and the arts. Sugar Bowl’s management and staff not only help with the financial support of numerous community endeavors, but also serve as leaders on multiple non-profit community and philanthropic boards. The spirit of volunteerism and our genuine desire to make our communities a better place to live is rooted in the culture of Sugar Bowl's history.

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Sierra Avalanche Center

The Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) is a partnership between the Tahoe National Forest and a not for profit Board of Directors. SAC provides backcountry avalanche advisories for the central Sierra Nevada mountains. The not for profit arm of SAC provides the necessary funding to employ and support two professional avalanche forecasters through a mix of donations and fund raising events. The Tahoe National Forest provides infrastructure support in the form of office space, office equipment, office services, vehicles, fuel, safety equipment, and daily supervision of the forecasters.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sierra Avalanche Center includes disseminating current snow pack stability information to the general public; providing educational information, knowledge, and understanding of avalanches to recreational users and groups; and facilitating communication in the region to reduce the impact of avalanches on recreation, industry, and transportation through a partnership with the United States Forest Service.

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The Foundation

The Foundation supports "hands-on" academic learning experiences for students and promotes instruction that is meaningful and relevant in real-world situations. The Foundation awards grants to teachers in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District through a competitive, selective application process. The Foundation recognizes exceptional teachers through the Linda Brown Fellows Awards program. The Foundation is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and Advisory Board of over 40 community members with a broad range of experience, representing all geographic areas of the community.

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Skiing for Schools

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation was founded in 1986 as a business/education partnership and Sugar Bowl was among the foundations first business partners. Sugar Bowl was actually the first resort to ever host the foundation's “Skiing for Schools” drive in 1991 and has raised over $200,000 to date. The Foundation's efforts are targeted to enhance the education of 4,000 students in a school district that encompasses 11 schools in a geographic area of 720 square miles.

Excellence in Education’s Mission

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation supports quality public education within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. The Foundation raises money and provides grants, resources and partnerships to benefit students, teachers and the Kindergarten through 12th Grade educational community as a whole.

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Boarding for Breast Cancer

About Boarding for Breast Cancer:

B4BC (Boarding for Breast Cancer) is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation dedicated to providing education, prevention and support programs for young people and the action sports community at large. Through grassroots events, year-round educational outreach and the Survivorship Fund, B4BC is able to further its mission of promoting early detection + a healthy, active lifestyle as the best means of breast cancer prevention.

B4BC was founded in 1996 with the goal of making breast cancer awareness and breast health a topic of conversation among young people because, in fact, young women and men are not immune from the disease.

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Snow Phone: (530) 426-1111
Address: 629 Sugar Bowl Road, Norden CA 95724
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