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Offering convenient slopeside rental locations.
Rentals Available Beginning December 10th
Equipment rentals at Sugar Bowl are now available for the 2022/23 season, but with limited inventory. Due to low staffing levels, we will be offering limited rental reservations, so we can provide a great experience for those who choose to rent at Sugar Bowl. A two-day advance purchase is required. Day-of, walk-up rentals will not be accommodated.
Thank you for understanding. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Equipment Rentals Available Beginning December 10th
Two-Day Advance Purchase Required
Renting ski/snowboard equipment at Sugar Bowl provides you with an easy and convenient way to enjoy a day on the slopes. Our expert team will expertly fit the equipment to ensure a comfortable and memorable day on the mountain.
Our basic ski package features skis from K2 with Dalbello boots, while the Performance Ski Package offers state-of-the-art models from Volkl with Dalbello boots. Snowboarders can select from a variety of sizes from Burton and K2.
This season, rentals must be purchased online at least two days in advance of your visit. There will be no opportunity for day-of, walk-up rentals.
During the online purchase process, you’ll be asked to select a rental fitting appointment time. There are limited appointments available in each time slot to prevent overcrowding. If your preferred date/time is not available, check back. We will frequently adjust inventory.
2022/2023 Ski & Snowboard Rentals
*Ski packages include skis, boots and poles. Snowboard package included board, bindings and boots.
Helmets rentals not available online, but can be rented for $20 - payable by credit card or resort charge when checking-in at the rental shop.
All rentals must be purchased online at least two days prior to your arrival.
There will be a limited quantity of lift tickets & rentals available for purchase on any given day, so we recommend you purchase early. Online rates are variable based on the day & time of year you select. Rates are subject to change.
View Cancellation Policy
The Rental Process
Follow these tips to ensure that your rental experience is safe, quick and easy:
- Purchase rentals online, at least two days in advance. You will not be able to rent equipment on the day of your visit.
- It is essential that you arrive at the rental shop on-time for your appointment. If you arrive late, we may be able to accommodate you on a space-available basis. No guarantees, however.
- Paid lockers (credit cards accepted) are available in Judah Lodge for guests to securly store personal belongings.
- If you purchased Trip Flex with your lift ticket purchase, Trip Flex allows for a refund on your rental purchase as well.
View Refund/Cancellation Policy
Located on the lower level of Judah lodge.
Call (530) 426-9000 Ext 7510 with any questions.
Judah Kids – Children's Learning Center
Located near the Judah Lodge. Offering rentals for lesson participants of all ages. Call (530) 426-9000, option 3 with any questions.
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.
Have peace of mind knowing your lift ticket purchase will be refunded if your plans change. Trip Flex is an optional $20 add-on to each lift ticket. (Learn More)
How to Add Trip Flex: After you select the age group for the ticket, scroll down (on desktop or mobile) to the section called "Upgrade Your Experience". Click on the circle to the right of Trip Flex to add to each of your desired lift ticket selections. Trip Flex cannot be added once your purchase is complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do you rent helmets?
- Yes. Helmets are recommended for Children's Learning Programs (ages 12 & under). You may also purchase a helmet at any of our Retail Locations.
- How long does the rental process take?
- On average it will take about 30 minutes to complete the Rental process and be out on the snow. If you are taking lessons, arrive at least an hour before your scheduled lesson time.
- Can I exchange my ski rental to try snowboarding or vice versa?
- Yes you can exchange your ski or snowboard rental. There maybe a price adjustment.
- Can I pick up my equipment at one location and return it at another?
- Yes you can return your equipment at any of our mountain rental locations.
- What time does half day start?
- Half day rental pricing is not available. Half-day lift tickets begin at 12:30 PM.
- What time do I need to return my equipment by so I'm not charged for an additional day?
- Our rental shops close at 5 PM daily. You may also return your equipment the following morning before 9 AM and not be charged for an additional day.
- If I'm renting equipment for multiple days, what do I do with my equipment at night?
- For your convenience, we offer complimentary rental equipment night ski check at out Judah rental shop. Simply drop off your equipment and pick them up in the morning. Call (530) 426-9000 Ext. 7510 for reservations or questions.
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Download Rental Form
Download Lesson Form
Customers under the age of 18, who are visiting Sugar Bowl without a parent or guardian, need to present a signed rental form on the day of visit.