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.
A recent winter storm that surprised mountain operators with significantly more snow than originally forecasted has allowed mountain crews to ready the mountain for opening weekend. Sugar Bowl announced today that they will open the 2012/13 ski season with weekend operations on November 17th and 18th, offering 1,500 vertical feet of top-to-bottom skiing & riding off the Disney, Nob Hill and Lincoln Express Chairlifts. Access to the mountain will be via the Village Gondola, operating 6:00am to 6:00pm, with Village-side operations only. Village food & beverage will be operational, and Village Tickets will be open to accommodate ticketing and pass needs. Special Tickets will also be open on the Mt. Judah side to assist with any season pass purchase and/or fulfillment needs. Current operating plans call for a midweek resort closure Monday, November 19th through Wednesday, November 21st, reopening for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend November 22nd – 25th, but stay tuned to the all new www.sugarbowl.com for operational updates (including opening plans for Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort, also available on www.royalgorge.com), as snow and weather may mandate updates as needed.