Uphill use of the resort and its surrounding areas by means of skinning, snowshoeing, hiking, and running have gained popularity at Sugar Bowl. Skiers and riders must review, agree to and sign the Uphill Use Policy before traveling uphill at Sugar Bowl Resort, and abide by the rules and regulations established by Sugar Bowl and USFS when accessing the resort both during and after operating hours.
We strive to deliver a safe and enjoyable resort experience, and we appreciation your attention and cooperation!
Sugar Bowl is proud to now operate Royal Gorge Cross Country, North America's largest XC resort,
boasting eight distinct trail systems and featuring nine different warming huts across 6,000 acres 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.
"Several friends and family members who took lessons at Sugar Bowl this season found them to be extremely helpful."
Children's Learning Center
We specialize in children's ski and ride lessons, provided by quality certified professional instructors, with additional focus on safety, fun and learning.
A fun and festive atmosphere that kids enjoy and parents appreciate, The Den simplifies and animates the process of getting your kids out on the slopes with our professional staff of accomplished instructors. Open weekends and holidays. Call 530-426-6772 for information and reservations.
Specialized lessons for never-ever through advanced levels:
- Never Ever: Very first time on skis or snowboard.
- Novice: Comfortable on green terrain.
- Low Intermediate: Comfortable on green-blue terrain.
- Intermediate: Comfortable on blue terrain.
- Advanced: Comfortable on blue-black terrain.
Lessons meet on the snow, adjacent to the Children's Learning Center and White Pine chairlift at Mt. Judah. Group lessons begin promptly at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM daily. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your lesson with your lift ticket and equipment.
All shops have a great selection of Volkl and Rossignol shaped skis and Burton snowboards. Ski packages include skis, boots and poles. Snowboard packages include board, boots and bindings. Helmet rentals are available for all ages. Call 530-426-6766 for more information.
Looking to test the latest gear before you buy? Then look no further! The demo center at Sugar Bowl Ski and Sports in the Village offers the latest and greatest from Volkl, K2 and Nordica. You can test multiple skis as many times as you like on any given day so you'll get the gear that's right for you. Our demo crew will make sure you love the gear before you buy it. Call 530-426-6766 for more information.