Moving in to the Modern World
Judah Lodge, New Lifts, Royal Gorge XC, and more!
In 1992, approvals to add state of the art technology, slope-side parking, high speed chairlifts, and a new lodge.
Sugar Bowl undertook a $22 million, ten year expansion and upgrade program for these improvements.
First to be done was the Nob Hill lift to be replaced by a quad chair at the base of the Village Lodge. In 1994 the new Mount Judah area was opened. New Trails, slope-side parking, and the Jerome Hill quad was installed. Mount Judah Express quad chair was next, which enabled Sugar Bowl's first terrain park and half pipe. With those improvements, there were 400 acres of new intermediate terrain and 1200 new parking spaces.
In 1998, a 20,000 square-foot main lodge at the base of Mt. Judah was added, along with the installation of a new Christmas Tree quad chairlift. Disney lift was replaced in 1999 with a high-speed. detachable quad cahirlift. In recent years the all-purpose Jerome Creek Lodge was built, giving Sugar Bowl a modernized facility that includes condominiums for rent, which provides ski-in, ski-out lodging at the base of Mt. Judah.
In 2012, Sugar Bowl ski resort took over management of Royal Gorge, North America’s largest cross-country ski resort, and began updating the resort’s lodge, grooming equipment and operations. The Royal Gorge deal was made possible through a conservation purchase spearheaded by the Truckee Donner Land Trust that protected the property from large-scale real estate development.
Last year Sugar Bowl ski resort unveiled $20 million in improvements to the mountain, including a new ski-in, ski-out Sugar Bowl Academy campus, and a fitness, spa and ski training facility called the Sporthaus. Sugar Bowl also added a new chairlift allowing lift access to the once hikeable Crow's Peak. With all the improvements at the resort, the one thing that will always stay the same is the great skiing and riding on the mountain.