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Spring Fling 3-Pack

Getting fed up with your current committed mountain relationship? Introducing the flexible Spring Fling 3-Pack, good to book three dates of your choice from March 1 through the remainder of the season. Now Including Saturdays!

Five Ways to Avoid Crowds in Tahoe

If you don’t know about the winter traffic & crowding problems in Tahoe, let us tell you… it’s real. We’re fortunate to avoid much of the weekend/holiday chaos of the Tahoe Basin, so here’s our 5 favorite tips to plan for a great trip to the mountains, without the crowds. (Hint: #5 is our favorite.)

Escape to Uncrowded

Here at Sugar Bowl, we value providing an uncrowded experience. To fulfill this commitment to our mountain community, we choose to do things a little differently. It’s simple, by selling a limited amount of season passes and lift tickets, we don’t overcrowd the mountain. 

Current Passholder Perks & Details

As a current 2021/22 season passholder, you qualify for quite a few perks. To help you keep them straight, we’ve compiled a list of FAQs so the information you need is easily accessible. Thank you for being a season passholder!

Operational Changes for This Season

We are very excited to see the shift in the weather pattern, snow on the ground and much more on the way. Our enhanced snowmaking system has been running at max capacity since the temps dropped, and we are confident that we’ll be able to get top to bottom skiing this week.

Do Your Snow Dance

make it snow. You can enter by posting an Instagram story of what you do and tagging us @sugarbowlresort and #makeitsnow. Our three favorites, posted by December 1, will win an exclusive Sugar Bowl belt from Arcade, a New Era hat and more.

Trains & Donner Summit History

When we’re cruising up Old 40 to Sugar Bowl, sometimes we forget to pay attention to all the history we’re driving past. You’ve probably noticed the horizontal stripe of snowsheds set into the landscape BUT do you know the story behind these train tunnels?

5 Exercises for Skiing & Riding

Check out five ways to prepare the key muscles— “primary movers”— that you’ll use skiing and riding this season (think knees, thighs, glutes and core.) Demonstration by Jamey Conley, Director of Performance at Sugar Bowl Academy.

Uphill Travel Inbounds at Sugar Bowl

We’re excited to offer uphill travel for skiers and splitboarders on three designated inbounds routes between 7am and 7pm. Here’s what you need to know to make sure you have a fun, safe uphill experience at Sugar Bowl.

Sugar Bowl’s Six Sweetest Photo Spots

If you want to capture great memories on the mountain, don’t miss these great photo opportunities. Whether you’re a smartphone camera hero or a professional photographer with an official shot list, use these insider spots for-the-win.

Sugar Bowl Parking Guide

Sugar Bowl has a variety of ways to park and enjoy the mountain including free lots with first-come-first-serve parking, a 10-minute drop-off zone, and preferred ski school and hotel parking. Make a plan to carpool whenever possible.

Director of Mountain Operations: Greg Bretz

Join us in welcoming our new Director of Mountain Operations Greg Bretz. Greg just started at Sugar Bowl this summer but his ski industry experience already spans more than 25 years between stints at Mammoth and Doppelmayr.

How To Make the Most of a Short Ski Trip

With the right preparation and a couple helpful pointers, you’ll have a lot of fun learning to ski or ride at Sugar Bowl Resort. Check out these insider tips to make your first day on the slopes a success.

Real-Time Information Hub

Here’s a collection for our favorite tips, tricks, and handy links to help you stay connected with what’s happening at Sugar Bowl Resort. Bookmark for quick access and have your best possible day on the slopes.

Behind the Passholder Beanie: Designer Interview

Our new ‘21-22 season passholder beanies have arrived! We interviewed the winning beanie designer Sophia Sperman about her trail-map-themed masterpiece. We’ll be passing out these beanies all winter, hope you get one.