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.
The Auburn Holiday Inn is conveniently located in the Sierra Foothills just 45 minutes from Sugar Bowl. We are a perfect option for those wanting to reduce the drive time from the Bay Area and wishing to avoid the mid-winter congestion in Truckee. Before or after a busy day on the mountain, relax by our cozy library fireplace while sipping a glass of wine, take a dip in our whirlpool spa, or enjoy dining in our on-site restaurant. Be sure to ask about our "Snow White Ski Package" which includes hotel accommodations, lift tickets, and a Ski Survival Gift Basket. Hotel amenities include:
Spacious guest rooms with refrigerator, 37" flat screen television, coffee brewer and free wireless internet access
Swimming pool and whirlpool spa
Complete fitness room
State-of-the-art business center
Private lending library
Max's Restaurant adjacent to the hotel. Kids eat free!
Skip the ticket lines and save $15 on you lift ticket, every visit.
Join the CORE for just $19 annual membership and enjoy $15 off your all-day Sugar Bowl lift ticket and $10 off your all-day Royal Gorge lift ticket every day of the season, direct-to-lift convenience, points-based perks and resort-wide charging privileges. When visiting Royal Gorge, please stop by the Summit Station to have your ticket loaded on your pass for the day. Learn More ►
Free Lessons & Rentals
Improve your skiing and riding with General Admission...free!
Purchase an all-mountain lift ticket, ages 13-69, on a General Admission day and get standard rentals for the day and a 2-hour group lesson at any level – at no additional cost. Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned pro, a lesson with one of our professional instructors at the Mountain Sports Learning Center will improve your skiing and riding.
Escape to a classic high-alpine Lodge in the nation's only snowbound village
Old-World charm with a hint of European flair, the Lodge offers a unique and memorable mountain getaway. Slopeside accommodations in a classic high-alpine Lodge are just steps from the lifts. Park your car in our garage, have your luggage loaded onto a personal gondola and be whisked away to America's only snowbound village. Amenities include a classic dining room and inviting Belt Room Bar.