Take interstate 80 east, towards Donner Summit. Then exit at the Norden/Soda Springs off ramp, Exit 174. Turn right on Highway 40 eastbound, and continue 3 miles to Sugar Bowl's Village Gondola parking lot. The covered parking lot is on your right. Or for faster access to the slopes and terrain park, continue on Highway 40 another 1/2 mile. Turn right at Sugar Bowl Road and park in one of three lots offering convenient parking near Judah Lodge.
Take Interstate 80 west to Truckee.
Take Donner Pass Road past Donner Lake. Head three miles up and over the summit. Note: Donner Pass Road (Highway 40) is frequently maintained and open as conditions permit. It's the fastest route from Truckee, and much quicker than Interstate 80. Once atop Donner Summit, continue for another 1/4 mile then turn left at Sugar Bowl Road for convenient slopeside parking near Judah Lodge.
From Tahoe City
Take Highway 89 north to Highway 80. Continue under the freeway to Donner Pass Road at the Gateway Shopping Center in Truckee. From Truckee, see above.
Your Guide to Parking at Sugar Bowl
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.
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 reserved parking options. Remember to carpool when possible.
Park at the Mt Judah Lodge
Slopeside parking, most convenient option for chairlift access
Free parking in all three parking lots around Judah Lodge
First-come-first serve basis
On weekends and holidays, a free shuttles circulates the Judah parking lot to bring skiers and riders directly to the base area.
Sugar Bowl guests are welcome to use the Judah drop-off zone to unload belongings and equipment. Drive through the Judah Lot to the roundabout near Judah Lodge and look for drop-off zone signage. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended and plan to limit your usage to 10 minutes or less.
Judah Lodge Preferred Parking: Sold Out
All preferred parking passes for the 2021/22 season have been sold. We do not anticipate making any additional parking passes available.
Judah Kids Ski School Parking
There is limited first-come-first-serve parking for ski school participants at the Judah Kids Building. Use the upper parking lot at Judah to access, it will be on your left as you drive into the Judah Lot.
Village Gondola Lot for Hotel & Village Guest Parking
Hotel and Village guests have access to the covered indoor parking at the base of the gondola. After parking in the garage, head upstairs to board the Gondola, and you will arrive inside The Hotel in just a few minutes. Please note, we do not offer overnight parking in our Judah base area parking lots nor adjacent to The Hotel, so we highly encourage taking the Village Gondola during your stay.
Limited Overnight Parking
There is a small amount of overnight parking available for guests and employees located near the Village Gondola Parking Lot on Old 40. Please do not attempt to park overnight in the main lot. The overnight lot is located east of the gondola on the south side of the road. Look for a small parking lot that runs along the gondola-side of the road.
Please note, there is no overnight parking, including RVs, in the main Judah lot or the main Village Gondola parking lot due to snow removal concerns.