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.
Jesse grew up in Leadville, CO where he learned to ski at the old 10th Mountain Division training site, Ski Cooper. Looking for bigger terrain and a more robust racing program, Jesse spent his high school years in Vail, training and racing with Ski Club Vail and the US Development Team. Significant knee injuries sustained in a bad crash on the Birds of Prey course at Beaver Creek effectively ended his ski racing career but he has found an opportunity to rekindle the fire over the last few years as a Bay Area resident competing in the Rahlves Banzai Tour. He has been a regular presence in the men's ski final including a win last winter at Alpine Meadows and the pole position for much of the 2013 Sugar Bowl Super Final before a crash coming out of the keyhole exit. He has also developed a passion for exploring the side/back country and sees this as his next adventure in the sport. The blend of strong historical roots and low frills combined with great terrain and a strong backcountry community makes Sugar Bowl the perfect place for Jesse to call home.