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Teaching the next generation how to enjoy the slopes.
Closed for the Season
Sugar Bowl is closed for the season. Please check back this fall for updated ticket, rental, lesson pricing & availability.
Group Lessons For Ages 4-12
Lessons will sell-out most weekends and holidays, so to ensure availability reservations are required & must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your arrival. Most lessons can be booked online or please call us for availability at (530) 426-9000.
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.
Planning for a fun day of skiing or riding with young kids? Let’s make sure you know the essentials of chairlift safety. Chairlift safety is important for kids of all ages but we have specific guidelines for children under 55” tall.
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.
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.
10 Kid-Friendly Sugar Bowl Tips You Need to Know
Picture this: the classic family ski vacation with snow angels and hot chocolate, where faces are buried behind goggles and neck warmers instead of smartphones and tablets. Well, to be honest, a ski getaway with kids isn’t the easiest vacation to plan, but we think it’s worth it. 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.
1. Score a $10 lift ticket for kids 5 and under.
Did you say $10? Yep, at Sugar Bowl, kids 5 and under ski for just $10. Kids 6-12 ski for as low as $59. With ticket prices so affordable, it’s going to be a breakthrough year for your kid’s skiing or riding… without breaking the bank!
2. Nail the timing: door-to-door from San Francisco to Sugar Bowl in just over 3 hours.
We all want less “are we there yet??” If you are traveling with kids to Sugar Bowl on a midwinter weekend, consider driving on i80 during non-peak times– the night before, or extra early the morning of. A little creative scheduling pays off big time.
If you are traveling west on i80, Sugar Bowl is 20 minutes closer, at minimum, than other large resorts in Tahoe.
Since you won’t spend time backed up in traffic on highway 267 or 89, you can wrap up a day of skiing at Sugar Bowl and be home for dinner.
3. Choose the best time of year to ski with kids
The best time to visit is probably going to be when kids aren’t in school. But hey, we promise not to judge if you’re letting your kids play hooky to go skiing! To avoid busier periods and ski with kids in a more relaxed environment, choose midweek/non-holidays whenever possible.
Any month of the winter season can be a great time to ski with kids. Want a preview of the typical conditions we get throughout the season?
4. Get the Kids Outfitted
Warm kids = happy kids, let’s break down all the essentials to keep little fingers and toes warm.
If you forgot something, the Village Lodge and Judah Lodge are both equipped with retail shops. You’ll be able to replace that mitten that got left in the driveway, no problem. If a binding malfunctions or your kid’s foot mysteriously increases in size— it’s that fast, right?— you can head to the rental shop in Judah Lodge for a spare pair of boots, board, skis, or poles.
Want a link to a handy packing checklist?
- Water / wind resistant jacket & pants
- Long underwear
- Fleece midlayer top
5. Know where to park with kids in the car
If you want to get from car to slope with kids as fast as possible, Mt Judah Lodge is the easiest and most convenient place to park. There are three large slopeside parking lots with free parking. Pro tip: If carrying skis across the parking lot doesn’t sound like your idea of a good time, use the 10-minute drop-off zone next to the Judah Lodge for easy unloading. If you’ve signed up for ski or ride lessons, you can use the free, upfront ski school parking near the big white tent at Judah. Here’s a handy link.
Alternatively, show your kids the scenic route and take the Village Gondola ride across the Van Norden Meadow and the train tracks. You’ll arrive at the Village Lodge after a 10-minute ride and you can access the resort from there. Just remember, if you need to access the car again, it’s another round trip on the Gondola.
6. Choose the best terrain to ski with kids
- Take it easy: If you parked at Judah, the easiest kid-friendly zone is White Pine. You’ll find short lifts, a moving carpet, and mellow terrain great for the kids to warm up on.
- Send it! If the kids are ready for more adventure, bring them to our new “flow park” off the Judah lift. The flow park is a new kind of terrain park that is full of creative snow features and is accessible to a wide range of skiers and riders.
- Let’s go explore: When the kids are ready to continue exploring the whole mountain, head to the top of the Disney lift and look for the the Disney Traverse. Skiing or riding through the giant snow rollers is always a winner.
7. Skiing with kids is great but… when you need an hour to yourself
We hear you! Lapping the bunny hill all day can be a task when the bigger mountain is calling your name. A half-day group lesson or even a one-hour private lesson can provide just enough time to get your fill. Our certified ski & board instructorslk are professionals at making sure your kids have fun on the slopes. We offer four different levels of lessons to make sure that your kid is matched up with a group appropriate for their skill level. In a kid-specific lesson, your kid will learn new ski/board skills, meet new friends, and give YOU some time to ski and relax on your own.
8. Show the kids a little Disney Magic
We may be hundreds of miles from the closest theme park, but did you know Sugar Bowl comes with it’s own Disney History? Showing your kids these three Disney connections is a surefire way to get them excited to explore the entire resort. Walt Disney was an early investor in Sugar Bowl and his legacy lives throughout the resort, especially Goofy.
- Find our new Goofy statue near the Disney lift for the best skiing selfie ever.
- Watch the 1941 cartoon “The Art of Skiing,” where Goofy goes to Sugar Bowl to learn how to ski. Look for the Village Lodge featured in the cartoon at 2:39.
- Grab a copy of our trail map and scour the trail names for Disney-related characters.
9. Keep h-anger at bay: because even the best powder day of the year won’t make a hungry kid excited to go skiing.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that hungry kids have less fun on the slopes. Plan for success and schedule some midday R&R into your ski day. Here’s our top 3 kid favorites:
- Mac & Cheese Bar at Mid Mountain Lodge
- Sweet sticky BBQ ribs outside on the sundeck Mt Judah Lodge
- Warm homemade Cinnamon Buns on the sundeck at Village Lodge
On a budget? Make sure there’s a Clif Bar in everyone’s pocket for chairlift snack breaks. Brown bag it at the Ratskeller for lunch.
10. Find the Goldilocks of ski destinations: not too big, not too small
Sugar Bowl is the perfect destination for your family ski vacation. You’ll enjoy the small resort feel, while having access to a big variety of terrain. You’ll find plenty of accessible kid-friendly terrain across the resort, but there are plenty of steeps & chutes just a chairlift ride away. Join us for a trip to the mountains that the whole family will enjoy.
Our certified ski & board instructors are professionals at making sure your kids have fun on the slopes. We offer four different levels of lessons to make sure that your kid is matched up with a group appropriate for their skill level. In a kid-specific lesson, your kid will learn new ski/board skills, meet new friends, and give YOU some time to ski and relax on your own.
Essential Chairlift How-To’s for Kids
Chairlift Safety for Children under 55″ Tall
Planning for a fun day of skiing or riding with young kids? Awesome, it’s going to be a blast! But first, let’s make sure you know the essentials of chairlift safety. Here at Sugar Bowl, chairlift safety is important for kids of all ages but we have specific guidelines for children under 55” tall. Follow these steps to ensure a safe lift ride:
One adult buddy please!
Let’s start with the basics: ALL children under 55” tall must be accompanied by an adult on the chairlift. Even if you have an advanced little ripper on your hands, they’ll still need an adult buddy to ride the lift with… until they hit the growth spurt jackpot! You’ll find handy measurement signage throughout the resort if you need to double check a child’s height.
Before you’re ready to load the chair, order is important.
As you shuffle through the lift line, make sure you’re in the optimal order for loading the lift. A single child under 55” tall should sit on the lift operator side of the chair next to the adult accompanying them. Said another way, as you’re about to sit on the chair, the child should be lined up in between the adult and the lift operator.
Two children? Have one child sit on either side of the adult.
Pro Tip: while the chairlift ride is a great place for a quick Clif Bar snack, try to make most of your adjustments at the base of the lift before you get in line. It can be tough to juggle gear on the lift; it’s easy to drop a mitten or lose a wrapper from an unzipped pocket.
All Aboard! Let’s Load Up
- Want the lift slowed down for you? Just ask our lift operator.
- There are always two lines on the snow. Stop at the first “wait here” line and await instruction from the lift operator.
- When it’s time to move forward, scoot forward to the second line. Turn and watch the lift approach.
- As the chair arrives, you’ll probably need to give the child a little boost or a full-on lift so they can reach the chair, depending on their height.
- If you need assistance or fall while loading the lift, our lift operators are here to help. We’ll stop/slow the lift and help everyone load up safely.
- The lift operator will let you know that they are assisting with lowering the restraining bar by saying “bar coming down.”
How to Sit on the Chairlift
- Is there a seat white “seat target” on the chair? Make sure the child’s bottom is covering the target
- Make sure the child’s back is all the way back against the back of the chair
- Children should ride the lift facing forward
- Holding the restraint bar is A-okay, but don’t lean forward on the bar.
- Got the wiggles? The chairlift is no place for horseplay, so make sure that the child is sitting (relatively) still.
- Keep the safety bar down until you reach the green, “raise bar” signage at/near the top lift terminal
At the Top
- If a child needs help getting on the lift, chances are they’ll need some assistance hopping off the lift too. Be ready to support the child getting off the seat as you arrive in the top terminal.
- After everyone has unloaded the chair, clear the unloading area as swiftly as possible to make room for the next group behind you. Every Sugar Bowl lift has ample space at the top where you’ll be able to regroup before starting down the hill, so take care to not accidentally clog up the unloading zone!
- If someone falls while unloading, don’t panic, our lift operators will stop or slow the lift to give you extra time to clear the area.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to adhere to our Kids on Lifts Safety Protocols. Together, we can make sure that everyone has a safe day on the slopes. Now that you’re dialed in with chairlift policy, have a fun day with the kids!
Sugar Bowl Mountain Safety
Need some help? In case of emergency call SKI PATROL at (530) 426-6727 (save this contact in your phone) or 9-1-1.
First Aid – lower level of Judah Lodge past Special Tickets; Village Lodge past the Hotel front desk down the corridor from the Gondola terminal.
Ski Patrol block houses – are found at the top of the following lifts: Mt. Disney Express, Mt. Lincoln Express, Jerome Hill Express, Mt. Judah Express and Summit Chairlift.
Mountain Safety Patrol – You’ll see Mountain Safety personnel in their bright yellow jackets throughout the day in slow zones and high traffic areas helping guests and controlling the flow of traffic.
Our instructors are certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and have the highest level of teaching expertise.
Bonus: Everyone in the lesson can access the chairlifts faster by using the express line bypassing the general line.
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.
1. Go with a Pro & Book a Lesson
Friends are great for carpooling but they almost always fall short as ski instructors. Book a lesson with one of our certified ski & ride instructors and we’ll get you started in the right direction. The progress you can make with an hour of ski instruction can replace days or weeks of figuring it out on your own.
As I’m sure you learned all too well during the pandemic, we send our kids to professional teachers in school for a reason…they are trained to teach. Same goes for our PSIA certified Ski Instructors.
Is the whole family learning to ski? Choose a private family lesson, or, we have options for kid-specific and adult-specific lessons.
We also offer a First Timer Package that you can sign up for (age 13+). Starting at just $149 you can get a half day ski or snowboard lesson, full day lift ticket and all day equipment rental.
2. Know the Rules of the Road
The Skier Responsibility Code is a crash course in ski area etiquette. but it’s a good idea to get a basic idea of the do’s and don’ts before you hit the slopes. The list includes common sense items such as always stay in control & be able to stop, but also some items you might not consider, like stopping in a safe spot where you can be seen. When possible, I like to stop behind a sign or tree for an added level of protection.
3. Study the Trail Map
When you’re just getting started, look for the zones with the most green circles. (Hint: both parking areas have access to beginner terrain.) Get an idea of which chairlifts you want to ride that day to access the terrain you want to ski or ride. If you take a few minutes to get your bearings before your first day, you’ll feel much more confident when you arrive. Here’s a link to our trail map. Have questions while at the mountain, just ask someone in a blue Sugar Bowl uniform. Our team is passionate about skiing and snowboarding and loves to share that passion with others.
4. Gearing up? Get the Right Tool for the Job
Sure, your friend might have a free set of skis you can borrow, but if they are better suited for a ski museum or a foot taller than you, the “savings” are doing you no favors.
One of our friendly base area rental shops can help get you and/or your family dialed in for your first day on the slopes. A professional technician will make sure your skis or boards are properly adjusted to match your skill level. You can rest assured that our state-of-the-art rental fleet is waxed, tuned, and ready to rock. Rentals are only available for skiers and riders taking a lesson at Sugar Bowl. Be sure to book at least a day in advance!
5. What to Wear: Outfitted for the Outdoors
A great day in the mountains starts with comfortable outdoor clothing. The basics are: waterproof jacket and pants, insulating/moisture-wicking base layers, helmet, googles, gloves, and ski socks. Remember to avoid cotton wherever possible, because it gets cold when wet. For a step-by-step guide, check out this helpful blog.
Pocket essentials: we like to have a travel size sunscreen, lip balm, microfiber goggle cloth, and tissues. Forgot something? We can help at one of our on-mountain stores.
6. Give Yourself a Break
If it’s your first day, it’s safe to say that you’ll be learning a lot of new skills (and testing out a couple new muscles too!) Taking a lunch break at one of our on-mountain dining locations is an opportunity to rest, relax, hydrate, and enjoy the view of the surrounding Sierra. You’ll be ready for another round of skiing or riding after a little down-time.
On a budget? Keep a spare Cliff Bar in your pocket. Kids learning to ski too? Pack two for them! Parking lot car picnics are allowed and encouraged.
7. Acclimate to the Elevation
Many of our guests travel to Sugar Bowl from sea level and will hop on the lifts that lead straight to our highest peak at 8,383’. While this altitude change is typically manageable, you may notice a mild headache and some extra huffing and puffing going up the stairs. Stay hydrated, take it slow, and keep an extra Advil in your pocket just in case.
8. Celebrate your First Day with some Après
Don’t go just yet! After your big first day on the slopes, plan to enjoy the legendary après culture Sugar Bowl has to offer. Join us for great food and party vibes at the Belt Room. Looking for a laidback soak in the sun? Try the picnic tables outside of Judah Lodge. Whatever you’re up for, our skiing and riding culture at Sugar Bowl is a lot of fun, and we’re excited to show you what it’s all about.
A Learn to Ski & Ride Package is the best way to get started. One of our certified ski & ride instructors will get you started in the right direction. The progress you can make with an hour of ski instruction can replace days or weeks of figuring it out on your own.
9 Reasons Locals Love Sugar Bowl
#1. Avoid Lift Lines
No one likes coming to a ski resort and spending more than half their day waiting in lines. You come to a ski resort to ski, right? That’s why Sugar Bowl limits season pass and daily lift ticket sales. We believe that you should spend more time finding lines rather than waiting in them.
#2. Skip the Traffic
Ask any local who has driven to Sugar Bowl on the weekend. There is no feeling quite like passing by the lines of cars trying to head to other destinations. As one of my good friends once texted me, “I left my house at 8am and still got 3rd chair, man I love Sugar Bowl.”
For people visiting from the other side of the pass, we are an excellent choice for those looking to avoid having to drive over Donner Summit. Avoid the traffic and enjoy a shorter drive by visiting Sugar Bowl.
#3. No Ego-Mania
While some friendly competition sure is fun now and again, constantly feeling like people are focused on one upping one another can make for an intense day on the mountain. At Sugar Bowl we pride ourselves on being an inclusive space for all levels of skiers and riders. Whether you’re hucking cliffs at Crows or spending your first day on Flume Magic Carpet, everyone is welcome here.
#4.Our Friendly Staff
Probably the most frequently heard praise of Sugar Bowl is about our staff. You’ll find that our employees are incredibly kind and passionate about where they work. No matter if it’s your bartender, liftie or ski school instructor, you’ll see our employees with a smiling face, eager to meet you and chat about all things skiing or snowboarding.
#5. Sugar Bowl Events
We host a wide range of fun events for all ages and skiing/riding ability levels. We care about our Tahoe community, so for many of our events the proceeds go to local non-profits . From our Poker Run where you ride around the mountain collecting selfies with our poker chips, to the Uphiller where people put their quads to the test, our flagship events are not something to miss. Or catch our pop-up bars, Tahoe’s highest elevation bar, at the top of Mt. Lincoln. Sit back and sip while listening to a live DJ and soaking in the sun.
Then there’s the Rockin’ The ‘Bowl music every Saturday and Sunday at Judah and Village. Come enjoy local DJs and bands while you après with your friends and family.
#6. Terrain For All
Whether it is your first day on the slopes or you’ve been skiing since birth, there is something for everyone at Sugar Bowl. From our Flume Magic Carpet to dare-devil cliff faces we are certain that everyone can find their flavor of fun.
#7. The Belt Room Bar
Need a burger and fry pick me up? Thirsting for a bloody mary? Our Belt Room Bar in the Village is a well loved destination with a lot of history. The perfect spot to warm up and refuel, you’ll often find it teaming with happy skiers and can even find trivia there the first Saturday of every month. Enjoy gorgeous views of Mt. Disney and Nob Hill during your afternoon après at this iconic snow-bound bar.
#8. Proudly Independent
We’ve been proudly independent for over 80 years. People come to visit Sugar Bowl and can immediately see its historic charm and community-based feel.
#9. Beyond Skiing & Snowboarding
We have more to do up here at Sugar Bowl than just phenomenal skiing and riding. Wanting to use your leg power to get up to the top and ski down? We offer uphill travel passes. Interested in cross-country access? Check out our sister resort just down the road, Royal Gorge. It’s the largest cross-country ski resort in North America with stunning views of the Northern Sierra. Looking for a fun activity for the whole family? Slide by our newest addition, Sugar Rush Tubing for a 2-hour tubing session. Enjoy 10 lanes of tubing fun as well as a snow play area for the littles.
Ages 4-6 | $315
Our children's group lessons for ages 4-6 are for kids of all ability levels. We guarantee a maximum class size of 3 students per instructor, with kids grouped together by ability level.
Ages 7-12 | $240
All ability levels are welcome in our children's group lessons for ages 7-12. Kids will be grouped together by similar ability level.
How to determine your ability level
Morning Half Day Lessons
10:00 am to 12:15 pm
All ability levels
Afternoon Half Day Lessons
1:00 pm to 3:15 pm
All ability levels
Guests renting equipment should arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the lesson start time.
A lift access product (lift ticket or season pass) is required to participate in any lesson.
Top 5 Reasons to Enroll Your Child in a Lesson
- Ski School is Fun!: While learning the sport is the focus, our team knows how to transform a lesson into an exciting day on the mountain filling with snowballs, smiles and perhaps a yodle or two.
- Professional Instruction: Let us do the teaching. Our instructors are trained to teach children the fundamentals of skiing and snowboarding. As we are sure you have learned with all the recent in-home schooling, there is less stress, and often kids learn best when a non-parent is doing the teaching.
- Learn and Progress More Quickly: We know the tips and tricks that will help your child excel faster, whether just starting out or growing their technique.
- Get More Chair Lift Rides: Lesson participants get Express Line access at lifts.
- A Focus on Safety: From loading the chairlift to learning about the Skier Responsibility Code, our instructors teach you how to enjoy the mountain safely.
- Bonus: While we show the kids a great time, you can enjoy the mountain on your own. Go ski the steeps that your kids are not quite ready for or perhaps take in a bit of solitude Sugar Bowl can offer.
Sugar Bowl places the highest priority on ensuring your child's health and safety when visiting. Specific to their lesson experience:
- Children's group lessons are offered to guests ages 4-12. Sugar Bowl does not offer lessons to children under the age of 4 years old. Children must be at least 4 years old on the date of the lesson in order to book the lesson for that date.
- Participants will be divided into lesson groups based on age and ability.
- With a maximum class size of 3 students per instructor for ages 4-5, everyone will receive proper attention and coaching during the lesson.
- Face coverings are encouraged indoors.
Questions or Reservation Assistance:
Call (530) 426-9000, option 3 to speak with a Ski School Reservations Specialist today.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
Lift Tickets and Rentals
Unless you purchased Trip Flex, all purchases are final. Due to limited capacity, there are absolutely no returns, refunds, and products may not be transferred to another person or date. Please confirm your dates prior to completing your transaction. All tickets are subject to restrictions described in the product description and/or pick-up instructions. Your credit card will be charged for the amount shown, regardless of whether or not the purchased ticket(s) is/are used. We do not guarantee driving conditions, snow conditions, weather conditions, open terrain or number of lifts operating.
Lessons and Lesson/Lift Packages
All purchases are final. Due to limited capacity, there are absolutely no returns, refunds, and products may not be transferred to another person. All lessons, rentals & lift tickets are subject to restrictions described in the product description and/or pickup instructions. Lesson dates & times may be changed with no fee 7 days prior to arrival. Lesson dates & times may be changed with a $50 fee per person with notice given 3-6 days prior to arrival. No lesson date or time changes are permitted within 2 days prior to arrival. Please confirm your dates prior to completing your transaction. No refunds will be provided. Your credit card will be charged for the amount shown, regardless of whether or not the purchased product(s) is/are used. We do not guarantee driving conditions, snow conditions, weather conditions, open terrain or number of lifts operating. Trip Flex is not eligible for lesson products due to instructor scheduling.
If the resort is closed on the date of your arrival due to weather or a closure related to Covid-19, your purchase will be refunded in full. Refunds will be applied back to the card used at the time of purchase. Resort Closure Refund does not apply if the resort is open in a reduced capacity due to wind & weather. Resort Closure Refund does not apply if guests are unable to visit due to road conditions or chain controls.
CHAIRLIFT CODE OF CONDUCT
It is our goal to create an environment that will increase your and/or your child's skills and enjoyment of the sports of skiing and snowboarding. In order to participate in these activities, skiers and riders, including children, commonly ride chairlifts to access the slopes. Children may ride chairlifts with adults, instructors or coaches. In certain circumstances, children may ride lifts without adults, instructors or coaches. Please note, Sugar Bowl recommends the use of the restraining bar. While there may be restraining bars on chairlifts, lowering the bar does not guarantee the safety of the passenger. Chairlift safety starts with you. Please share the following information with your child and repeat the lessons often:
- Pay Attention at all Times
- Be Respectful & Be Smart ñ No Horseplay
- Grab Outside of Chair as it Approaches
- Sit Firmly in Chair, Facing Forward
- If Not Properly Seated, Alert Lift Operator Immediately
- Say "Bar Down" as Bar is Lowered
- Don't Adjust Gear or Lean on Bar While Riding Chair
- Say "Bar Up" as Bar is Raised
- Clear Off-Ramp Area Immediately
- Obey Posted and Verbal Chairlift Instructions
SUGAR BOWL AND YOU ARE PARTNERS IN SAFETY!
ASSUMPTION OF RISK, RELEASE OF LIABILITY, INDEMNITY, AND CONSENT TO MEDICAL TREATMENT AGREEMENT
By signing this Agreement, I or my child(ren) (collectively, "I", "my" or "me") acknowledge that I will be participating in winter sports activities and/or other recreational activities, including but not limited to instruction in alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow tubing, sleigh riding, snow play, sledding, and all other snow sports at Sugar Bowl and/or Royal Gorge (collectively, "the Activities"). I understand that my participation in the Activities poses inherent and other risks of INJURY and DEATH. The risks include, but are not limited to, falling, loss of control, collisions with other skiers or snowboarders, collisions with natural and man-made objects, including trees, rocks, fences, lift towers, snow making equipment, and over-snow vehicles. The risks also include variations in terrain and snow conditions, surface and subsurface snow conditions, bare spots, bumps, moguls, ice, stumps, forest growth and debris, erosion control devices, rocks, cliffs, steep terrain, avalanches, and traveling in the mountains. The risks further include those associated with participating in the Activities beyond the ski area boundary or designated trails and in the backcountry, which may pose additional hazards because such areas are not patrolled and are without avalanche control. Other risks include those associated with the use of the facilities, including mountain transportation, lifts, terrain parks, half pipes, and other park features, walking in lodges and parking lots, the possibility of becoming lost or separated from the class or instructor, and participating in lessons, races, and special events (collectively, "use of the facilities"). Despite these risks and all other risks, and TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, I AGREE TO EXPRESSLY ASSUME ALL RISKS OF INJURY OR DEATH that might be associated with or arise out of my participation in the Activities or use of the facilities.
I understand that if I enter a terrain park, I must inspect the elements and terrain before skiing or riding over them to evaluate the risks and degree of difficulty before participating. Throughout the day snow conditions and terrain features will change. I am solely responsible for knowing and understanding my ability to encounter all terrain features. I am solely responsible for inspecting the features, and knowing and understanding my ability to encounter all terrain features prior to encountering them, regardless of whether an instructor or other class members may use the features.
In consideration for being permitted to participate in the Activities and to use the facilities, I AGREE TO RELEASE FROM ANY LEGAL LIABILITY AND AGREE NEVER TO SUE Sugar Bowl Corporation, the United States of America, Department of Agriculture, United States Forest Service, Royal Gorge, LLC, Truckee Donner Land Trust, special event organizers, sponsors, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, and all of their successors, heirs, assigns, directors, officers, partners, investors, shareholders, members, agents, employees, owners, landowners, parent and subsidiary companies, and affiliated companies (collectively herein, "Sugar Bowl") for injury or death resulting from my participation in the Activities or use of the facilities, regardless of the cause, including the alleged NEGLIGENCE of Sugar Bowl, including claims of negligent instruction. I further AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS SUGAR BOWL for any claims, lawsuits, damages, attorney fees, costs or judgments arising out of my participation in the Activities or use of the facilities.
I UNDERSTAND THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY that will apply whenever I participate in the Activities or use of the facilities at Sugar Bowl and/or Royal Gorge. I understand that this RELEASE OF LIABILITY will prevent me, my child, or our heirs from filing suit or making any claim for damages in the event of injury or death from my participation in the Activities or use of the facilities. Additionally, in the event I file or my child or any legal representative files a claim or a lawsuit arising out of my participation in the Activities or the use of the facilities, I AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS Sugar Bowl for any damages, attorney's fees, or costs arising out of such a claim or a lawsuit.
By executing this agreement, I declare under penalty of perjury that I am doing so only for myself and/or for persons who have authorized me to do so on their behalf. If I execute this document on behalf of another person, I am acting as the agent for that person, and my execution of the document expressly confirms that I have permission to agree to its terms on the other person's behalf, and that this Release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement is binding on that person. If I execute this document without the express permission of any other person, I understand and agree that I am committing fraud against Sugar Bowl. If the person on whose behalf I have executed this release brings a claim or lawsuit against Sugar Bowl, I agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sugar Bowl as fully set forth herein. I acknowledge that Sugar Bowl and other participants may photograph or videotape the Activities and facilities. I agree that Sugar Bowl may use these recordings in any way including, but not limited to, for marketing purposes and as evidence in any litigation, without restriction and without compensation to me. In the event of a medical emergency, I authorize Sugar Bowl to provide emergency first aid treatment and/or refer treatment of my child to other medical practitioners. This care may be given under whatever conditions are necessary to preserve the life, limb or well-being of my child. I agree to pay all costs associated with any medical care and related transportation for the child and to indemnify and hold Sugar Bowl harmless for any costs incurred. I understand and agree that this agreement is severable and that if any clause is found to be invalid, the balance of the contract will remain in effect and will be valid and enforceable. I agree that any action involving the Activities, use of the facilities, or this agreement will be brought in the courts of Placer County, California. Any disputes will be subject to and determined under the laws of the State of California.
To ensure availability of instructors prior to your arrival reservations are required.
629 Sugar Bowl Rd.
Norden, CA 95724