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9 Reasons Locals Love Sugar Bowl

Sugar Bowl is known for its community feel, uncrowded slopes and historic charm. Donner Summit is a very special place in the North Lake Tahoe area and we are incredibly lucky to call it home. See what locals love about The ‘Bowl.

First Day of Ski & Board Lessons

Taking a lesson is a great way to dip your toes into the world of skiing/snowboarding. If you’re coming to Sugar Bowl for your first ski or snowboard lesson this is a great place to find all the information you will need! We have some tips and tricks as well as what to expect.

What to Wear Skiing & Snowboarding

Dialing in your outerwear will help you have a great day on the slopes. Conditions at Sugar Bowl range from blizzard days with gale-force winds to sunny spring T-shirt weather. Be prepared to dress for success in a variety of different weather scenarios.

What’s the Best Time of Year to Visit?

Any month of the winter season can be a great time to ski or ride at Sugar Bowl. Here’s a little preview of the typical conditions we get throughout the season. Plus, check out what events we host throughout the season.

What Level Ski Lesson is Right for Me?

Our ski lessons are offered in four levels so you can join a group that’s tailored to your skill level: Level 1 (first time), Level 2 (beginner), Level 3 (intermediate), Level 4 (advanced). Let’s decide which lesson is right for you.

Have a Smooth First Day on the Slopes: 8 Ways

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.

10 Kid-Friendly Sugar Bowl Tips You Need to Know

Here’s your kid-friendly guide to Sugar Bowl, a complete list of tips and tricks to make your family time on the snow memorable. We’ll cover everything from getting the kids outfitted, to planning your snack breaks.