Red Car with Skis on the back.
Getting Here & Parking

Northern California's most accessible resort.

Driving Directions

From Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose

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.

From Reno

Take Interstate 80 west to Truckee.

From 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

3 frozen green road signs with icicles hanging down. Old Donner Summit Road on top Sugar Bowl Road in the middle and a sign pointing to the Pacific Crest Trail on the bottom.