Passholder Benefits

Being a Sugar Bowl passholder has many perks.

Skiers and Snowboarders using their discounted lift tickets to gain access to Sugar Bowl's terrain.
Share the Perks With Others
Depending on the pass type you choose and when you make your pass purchase, passholders will receive a set number of 50% off tickets for friends & family.

2019/2020 Friends & Family 50% Off Ticket Benefit By Pass Type
Season Pass Purchased Between Unrestricted Slightly Restricted Midweek
3/18/19 - 5/31/19 6 6 6
6/1/19 - 10/31/19 4 3 2
11/1/19 - 12/20/19 2 1 1
12/21/19 - 1/17/20 0 0 0
The benefits outlined above are not available for Kids 6-12 passes or Child 5 and under passes.


  • Friends & Family tickets become valid on opening day of the 2019/2020 season.
  • Friends & Family 50% off tickets may only be purchased by passholders on days their pass is valid.
  • The quantity of tickets issued varies based on the period when your season pass is purchased. Buy early - get more!
  • 50% off applies to full-day lift tickets only.
  • Ticket rate determined by 50% off the prevailing window rate at the time of purchase.
  • Passholder must present their pass in-person to any ticket window to redeem Friends & Family tickets.


Snowboarder with a season pass turning through deep powder on a sunny day.
20% Off During Black-Out Dates
Discounted Lift Tickets for Slightly Restricted & Midweek Passholders during Black-Out Periods
  • Bring your season pass to any ticket window during black out dates to receive 20% off your day's lift ticket
  • Valid only for season passholder.
  • Valid for full-day ticket only.
  • 2019/20 season pass ticket benefits do not become valid until opening day of 2019/20 season.
  • Not valid with any other offer.
Sugar Bowl Season Pass Benefits
Powder Alliance

Unrestricted season passholders get 3 Days at 18 Resorts thanks to Powder Alliance.

  • Midweek tickets are FREE, Weekends are 50% off, non-holiday
    • Holiday black-outs are determined by the resort you are visiting.
  • Valid for Sugar Bowl Unrestricted season passes only.
  • Tickets and offers are valid during the 2019/20 winter season only for new passholders.


Group of friends enjoying discounted drinks out in the sun on the Village Lodge Deck.
In-Resort Discounts
Exclusive Passholder Deals
Various periodic, valuable passholder exclusive deals and offers will be emailed monthly for deals on Food & Beverage, retail, Ski & Board school, and Royal Gorge. Check out the current discounts here.
Cross Country Skier Skating at Royal Gorge on a sunny day with a beautiful view in the background.
Try Something New
Free First-Tmer Lift/Lesson/Rental Packages at Sugar Bowl & Royal Gorge
  • Sugar Bowl passholders enjoy 1 complimentary beginner trail pass/lesson/rental package at Royal Gorge.
  • Royal Gorge passholders enjoy 1 complimentary beginner lift ticket/lesson/rental never-ever package at Sugar Bowl. These packages are valid beginning opening day of 2019/20 season.
Beginning Skier at Sugar Bowl Resort in Lesson
Introduce Friends to the Sport
Two (2) Free Beginner Lift Tickets to Bring a Friend
  • Bring a friend and teach them to ski.
  • Beginner lift tickets are valid for access to Nob Hill, White Pine, Village Carpet and Flume Carpet only.
  • Passholder must present their pass in-person to any ticket window to redeem Beginner Lift Ticket benefit.
Two (2) 50% off First-Timer Lesson Packages to Bring a Friend
  • Get your friends into a lesson for skiing or snowboarding.
  • First-Timer Lesson Package includes a half day group lesson, rental equipment and beginner lift ticket. Lift ticket valid on White Pine and Nob Hill lifts. Available for skiing or snowboarding. Ages 13+.
  • Available by advanced reservation only. Please call (530)426-9000 x7255 to make a reservation.
  • Passholder must provide pass number at the time of registration