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Mountain Statistics

Base Elevation: 6,883 ft
Summit Elevation: 8,383 ft
Vertical Drop: 1,500 ft
Skiable Area: 1,650 acres
Annual Snowfall: 500 in
Snowmaking: 25%
Number of Lifts: 13
Uphill Lift Capacity: 21,740 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Surface Lift, 3 Double Chairs, 3 Quad Chairs, 5 HiSpeed Quads, 1 Gondola
Number of Trails: 102
Longest Run: 15,840 ft Terrain Park: Yes
Number of Parks: 3

Why Sugar Bowl?

The Mountains Serious Skiers & Riders Love

  • Vast & varied terrain across four mountain peaks
  • The most snow in Tahoe with an average of 500" every season
  • Shortest lift lines and least crowded slopes
  • Massive backcountry for skiers & riders alike
  • World-class instruction for beginners to experts

North America's Largest Cross Country Resort

  • 200km of groomed trails, seamlessly integrated with the Village at Sugar Bowl

Closest Location and Hassle-Free Access

  • At the top of Donner Summit for easy access and free slopeside parking

Home of the West's Premier Ski Team and Academy

  • The award-winning Sugar Bowl Ski Team coaches and trains aspiring athletes while fostering in its members a lifelong love of the outdoors
  • America's only ski-in/ski-out academy, com peting at the highest levels while placing student athletes onto the US Ski Team and into the nation's best universities

America's Only Snowbound Village

  • Step into the gondola and leave it all behind, enjoying a scenic ride into a magical, car-free village environment, perfect for kids to roam and parents to relax

By Families, For Families

  • California family owned & operated since 1939, Sugar Bowl-Royal Gorge has given generations of families the ideal mountain resort experience

More Than a Resort - a True Community

  • A unique snowbound community with a limited number of homes
  • A Village Services staff focused solely on the homeowner experience
  • Extensive homeowner amenities and a calendar full of homeowner events
  • Summertime hiking, biking, swimming, kids camps, lakeside dining and more