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2021/22 Pass Sales Have Resumed


We have been cautious with our planning throughout the pandemic. It has served us well and we continue to believe it’s the correct approach, reaffirmed by the countless number of guests who have shared their appreciation for how last season was managed. Minimizing the risk of overcrowding is central in our desire to safely welcome you and preserve the uncrowded experience.

That said, we believe we have space to sell a few more season passes and havereopened sales of Unrestricted, Slightly Restricted and Midweek Passes as of 12:00 pm (noon) PDT on Thursday, October 7. Quantities will be limited and we expect them to sell quickly. Note that this re-release is for Sugar Bowl passes only; Royal Gorge has already reached its comfortable passholder limit and we will not offer any additional Royal Gorge passes or add-ons this season. After this limited – and final – batch sells out, we will not release any more 2021/22 season passes. We expect a quick sell-out, so set a reminder to grab your pass.

We’re looking forward to a much more ‘normal’ ski and snowboard season, though we’re still mindful of COVID and the importance of protecting public health. Be sure to review the '2021/22 Operating Plan' tab below for information about staffing challenges, vaccine requirements for employment and how COVID safety measures could impact your experience.

Despite the challenges we may face, we intend to preserve skiing and riding opportunities seven days a week, from opening day to closing day. We are moving forward with optimism for a fun and memorable winter season ahead. We hope you can be here with us!



2021/22 Season Pass Sale

Limited quantities available. Passes will sell out.

Unrestricted
70%
SOLD
Slightly Restricted
77%
SOLD
Midweek
64%
SOLD
Royal Gorge
SOLD
OUT

*Percentages represent total passes remaining for all sales periods.

*Advanced purchase online only. No onsite sales permitted.

Please cycle through the tabs below to familiarize yourself with the changes to our pass program. Once you have completed your review, click on the "I understand the changes" box to view prices and purchase passes. We look forward to welcoming you to Sugar Bowl | Royal Gorge often in 2021/22!


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2021/22 OPERATING PLAN
100-Day Guarantee
FRIENDS & FAMILY BENEFIT
EXTRA DISCOUNTS
PASS RESTRICTIONS
Changes to the Sugar Bowl season pass program.

2021/22 Season Pass Sale

Several significant changes to the pass program are happening due to the pandemic and our desire to control total visitation to ensure an uncrowded experience. Because there is still significant uncertainty about how the current pandemic might affect next winter, we have capped the number of season passes we initially sold for the 2021/22 season.

 

 



Please review this information carefully and be aware of it before you make a purchase as we have made a few changes to the pass program. The information here will help you decide which pass is right for you and your family. Once you have completed your review, click on the “I understand the changes” box to view prices and purchase passes. We look forward to welcoming you to Sugar Bowl | Royal Gorge often in 2021/22!

I understand the 2021/22 pass program details.
Intro
Changes to the Sugar Bowl season pass program.

2021/22 Season Pass Sale

Several significant changes to the pass program are happening due to the pandemic and our desire to control total visitation to ensure an uncrowded experience. Because there is still significant uncertainty about how the current pandemic might affect next winter, we have capped the number of season passes we initially sold for the 2021/22 season.

 

 



Please review this information carefully and be aware of it before you make a purchase as we have made a few changes to the pass program. The information here will help you decide which pass is right for you and your family. Once you have completed your review, click on the “I understand the changes” box to view prices and purchase passes. We look forward to welcoming you to Sugar Bowl | Royal Gorge often in 2021/22!

2021/22 OPERATING PLAN
Sugar Bowl Resort season passholder information.

What to expect in 2021/22 at Sugar Bowl.

All of the operating plans below are based on the information and guidance available to us today. s COVID circumstances continue to evolve, we might have to alter our plans based on new state and/or county guidance that could be released before or during our winter season.

Despite any challenges presented this season, we are moving forward with optimism for a fun and memorable winter season ahead, which is tentatively scheduled to begin on Friday, November 26. The past 18 months have proven that we are all hearty and resilient, with an incredible ability to adapt. If more unexpected situations arise in the months ahead, we will collectively adapt again. We look forward to seeing you enjoy plentiful turns on Sugar Bowl’s uncrowded slopes this winter, on whichever days you choose to visit.

Next season, we will match our peak & non-peak services to demand. That said, fewer services will be available midweek, with or without restrictions in place.

Peak Winter Operations:

  • During Peak periods (Friday – Monday and holiday periods), we expect to operate all facilities and services at both the Village and Judah portals.
  • We suggest that for services that tend to “sell out,” such as hotel rooms, ski school and rentals that you make reservations well in advance.
  • Village Gondola will operate 7:00am - Midnight.

Non-Peak Winter Operations:

  • Non-peak, mid-week operations (Tuesday through Thursday) will focus on lift operations and provide limited services. Subject to change.
  • Lift operations will remain relatively unchanged. Crow’s Peak Chair and Summit Chair will only operate as conditions permit, on weekends and holidays.
  • Services will include:
    • Lessons, Rentals and Retail will be available only at the Judah base area.
    • Midweek food services across the resort will be more limited with reduced menus. Judah Café, Nob Hill Café, and the Belt Room Bar will be open for lunch and après.
    • The Hotel will be closed Monday night through Wednesday night.
    • Village Gondola will operate 7:00am to 7:00pm.

The Outdoor Experience:

While we are expecting some COVID-related challenges, we do not foresee any government restrictions that would affect the core skiing and snowboarding experience outdoors this winter. Face coverings will not be required outdoors, including in lift lines or while riding chairlifts.

Indoor Access:

Indoors, we plan to offer more access than was available last season, including the reopening of our Lodges, Belt Room Bar and other outlets throughout the resort. So long as California and the CDC continue to recommend indoor face coverings, we will encourage all guests to wear a mask inside to protect younger guests who are not yet vaccinated.

Vaccine Requirement for Staff:

We will require all Sugar Bowl | Royal Gorge staff to be fully vaccinated before the start of our ski/snowboard season. Requiring vaccines provides a measure of safety for staff who are in constant contact with guests, stabilizes our workforce and increases reliability by reducing the frequency of department-wide quarantines. At this time, we are not planning to require proof of vaccine for our season passholders or daily guests.

Potential Worker Shortage:

We have all recently experienced the effects of the labor shortage in our daily lives. The impact has been quite severe in the North Lake Tahoe area, where lingering COVID fears, scarce childcare options and a lack of workforce housing have reduced the available employee base. COVID dramatically altered the housing landscape in our area, with many families escaping the city to enjoy a mountain lifestyle while occupying second homes and traditional seasonal rentals. We have more than 150 beds available for staff housing – a beneficial asset – but with a seasonal staff of over 500, we rely heavily on full and part time employees finding housing nearby.

Even with fewer applicants, we intend to preserve skiing and riding opportunities seven days a week, from opening day to closing day. Ensuring that we have the necessary staff to safely manage the on-snow experience is paramount. If we are short on staff, our ancillary services will be affected first. For example, during midweek periods when visitation is typically low, we might consolidate our base-area service offerings to the Judah portal. We are not going to know the results of our hiring initiatives for another few weeks, so it’s still too soon to make any final decisions about which facilities and services might be impacted, and when. But we want to give you an advance “heads up” that the labor situation will be a significant challenge for us to overcome.

 

Sugar Bowl starts and ends each season with reduced lifts and facilities. Services/facilities ramp-up in the fall/early winter and ramp-down in the late winter/spring as snow conditions and business levels expand and contract.



100-Day Guarantee
Purchase with confidence.

Purchase with Confidence

Purchase with confidence knowing the same weather guarantee from last season, which assures you that the resort will provide lift-served access for at least 100-days, will be in place next season and also now provides protection for impacts from COVID-19.

 

2021/22 Season Passholders are Covered If:

  • A state wide Shelter in Place Order which prevents you from visiting the resort 100 days during the season.
  • A state/county mandate prevents the resort from operating 100 days during the season.
  • A lack of snowfall prevents the resort from operating 100 days during the season.

If we fall short of 100 days of operation, each day under 100 days that we do not operate will be applied as a 1% credit toward the purchase of a 2022/23 season pass. Some exclusions apply based on pass usage and pass type. The 100-Day Guarantee also includes trail access for Royal Gorge season passholders. Sugar Bowl is considered to be open if we have at least one detachable express lift operating for 3 or more hours. Royal Gorge is defined as open if at least 10km of groomed trail is available.

Exclusions: Passholders who use their pass beyond the following amounts are not eligible for a credit:

  • Unrestricted 5 or more uses
  • Slightly Restricted 4 or more uses
  • Midweek 3 or more uses
  • Royal Gorge 5 or more uses

 


COVID Refund Available

If the COVID situation or Sugar Bowl's announced operating plans conflict with how you intend to enjoy the resort this winter, you may receive a full refund on your season pass purchase by submitting a request via online form at sugarbowl.com/passrefund by November 15, 2021.

Starting November 16, 2021, all requests for season pass refunds, credits or rollovers will be evaluated based on the criteria stated in the Terms & Conditions that you agreed to during the purchase process. Updated on 2/26/21

An exception to the COVID Refund Opportunity applies to those who purchased the Spring Pass add-on, but later request a refund of the 2021/22 season pass before November 15. Because the Spring Pass add-on was a bundled product that allowed for immediate Sugar Bowl access starting March 12, 2021, a $299 cancellation fee will be deducted from the total refund amount. This fee will apply to all age groups except 5 & under. For example, if an adult purchased a 2021/22 season pass for $814 and adds the $125 spring pass - for a total purchase amount of $939 - the refund amount shall be $299 less than $939, which is $640. Similar calculations will apply to all customers in every age group (except 5 & under), based on the actual pass purchase price. This $299 cancellation fee will be assessed regardless of whether or not the Spring Pass was used.



FRIENDS & FAMILY BENEFIT
Valuable Sugar Bowl Season Pass Perks

Share Sugar Bowl with others.

We know you love skiing/riding and want to share that love with your friends and family. Sugar Bowl Passholders will receive up to 8 Friends and Family 50% off Tickets this season. Depending on the pass type you choose, passholders will receive a set number of 50% off tickets for friends & family. Royal Gorge only passholders will receive (2) $15 off daily trail passes!

2021/22 Friends & Family 50% Off Ticket Benefit By Pass Type
Pass Type # of Friends and Family Tickets
Unrestricted 8
Slightly Restricted 6
Midweek 4
Royal Gorge Only 21
The benefits outlined above are not available for Kids 6-12 passes, Super Senior 75+ or Child 5 and under passes.


  • Friends & Family tickets become valid on opening day of the 2021/22 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 pass type purchased.
  • 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.
  • 1Royal Gorge passholders receive (2) $15 off Friends and Family trail passes. Valid for Adult or Senior daily trail passes only. Valid at Royal Gorge Only.


EXTRA DISCOUNTS
Save on retail, food & beverage plus more.

Save 15% on retail, food and more.

2021/22 Season Passholders enjoy exclusive discounts around the resort including deals on food, retail and more. Offers are valid at the beginning of the 2021/22 season. Additional exclusive offers will be emailed out during the season with discounts on hotel rooms and other deals around the resort.
2020/2021 In-Resort Discounts
Retail Discount1 15% off
Food in Sugar Bowl Cafés and BBQ’s2

(Nob Hill, Judah and Mid-Mountain Cafés Only)

15% off
Private Lessons (Monday- Friday) 15% off
Tuning & Repair 15% off

  • Discounts above may not be combined with any other offers.
  • Passholder must be present and show season pass to receive discount.
  • The discounts above are available for use beginning on opening day of the 2021/22 season.
  • 1Retail discounts can not be applied to goods and services from The Fit Lab.
  • 2Alcohol-only purchases excluded. Discount not available in Sierra Vista Bar, Mid-Mountain Bar, Belt Room Bar and the Village Dining Room.




PASS RESTRICTIONS
Slightly restricted and Midweek Sugar Season Pass restrictions.

Season pass restrictions for Slightly & Midweek passholders.

Season pass restrictions for Slightly Restricted & Midweek passholders. Slightly Restricted and Midweek passes are not valid 12/26/2021-1/1/2022, 1/15-1/16/2022 and 2/19-2/20/2022.

On days your pass is restricted, you may purchase a full-day Blackout ticket at 20% off the prevailing window price. Discounted tickets must be purchased online at least one-day in advance, subject to sell out. (Passes scan as invalid at the lifts on restricted days and you will be required to purchase a lift ticket if you attempt to use your pass during a period it is not valid). This benefit is available for the exclusive use of the passholder only, and may not be transferred.
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To view pricing you will be required to acknowledge you have read and understand 2021/22 pass program details.
To view pricing you will be required to acknowledge you have read and understand the 2021/22 pass program details.
Pass Types UNRESTRICTED SLIGHTLY RESTRICTED MIDWEEK
Adult (23-64)
Available while supplies last.
Available while supplies last.
Available while supplies last.
Young Adult (13-22)
Available while supplies last.
Available while supplies last.
Available while supplies last.
Senior (65-74)
Available while supplies last.
Available while supplies last.
Available while supplies last.
Kids (6-12)
Available while supplies last.
N/A N/A
Super Senior (75+)
Available while supplies last.
N/A N/A
Child 5 & Under
Available while supplies last.
N/A N/A
+ Royal Gorge Add-On Combo passes are unavailable. Season Passes for Royal Gorge are now sold-out for 2021/22.
+ Preferred Parking Add-On Preferred parking is now sold-out for the 2021/22 season.
100-Day Guarantee Purchase with confidence thanks to the 100-Day Guarantee (Learn More)
Friends & Family 50% off Tickets 8 6 4
20% off window rates for passholder on blackout days.* -
New Discounts Save 15% on food, retail, tuning and midweek private lessons (Learn More)
Deals at Partner Resorts Free Days & Discounts at various partner resorts. Offers vary by pass type and resort. (Learn More)
Blackout Dates - 12/26/21 - 1/1/22
1/15-1/16/22 (Sat/Sun of MLK)
2/19-2/20/22 (Sat/Sun of Pres.)
12/26/21 - 1/1/22
Restrictions - This pass is valid 7 days a week, excluding blackout dates. Valid Monday-Friday, excluding blackout dates.
Upgrades - Upgrade price & benefits based on pass price at the time of upgrade. Upgrade price & benefits based on pass price at the time of upgrade.
Pass Types UNRESTRICTED SLIGHTLY RESTRICTED MIDWEEK
 


Royal Gorge Season Passes for Royal Gorge are now sold-out for 2021/22.
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Questions or Purchase Assistance:

Please email seasonpass@sugarbowl.com to connect with a local expert who can help with your pass purchase.