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Spring Fling Pass & Ticket

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Getting fed up with your current committed mountain relationship?

Perhaps you’re tired of waiting in long lift lines, getting stuck in traffic, and riding down crowded runs… We heard you! Have a fling at Sugar Bowl this spring with our Spring Fling Ticket or Spring Pass. Come out to soak up some sunny days and spring vibes at Donner Summit.

The Spring Pass is $449 for ages 13+ or $129 for a Child Pass (6-12). and grants you access to unlimited skiing/riding from March 8, 2024 until the season concludes after our last day of operations, April 28, 2024. Looking to visit for just a day or two? Bring a valid season pass from any Tahoe resort and enjoy a Spring Fling lift ticket for $89 (Monday-Friday) or $99 (Saturday-Sunday).

We are also offering a $49 Child Anytime Online ticket. No requirement to have a pass from another resort, just buy in advance and get the $49 price.

Snowboarder carving through corn snow and throwing up snow spray

What’s great about spring skiing and riding at Sugar Bowl?

Spring skiing is already amazing thanks to the beautiful California weather we are treated to but here are a few reasons it’s even better at ‘The Bowl’.

1. Spring Events

On snow events like the Pond Skim, Jib League, Uphiller and more happen throughout the spring when the weather is more predictable. Plus we are Rockin’ The Bowl with live music on the Judah and Disney decks each Saturday & Sunday!

2. Corn Snow

This elusive snow is actually very desirable and often falls in the “hero snow” category, but it can be hard to time. It is generally found in the spring when freeze/melt cycles affect the snow. Large grains of snow freeze together overnight, then they loosen as the sun warms them during the day. Corn refers to the snow during the time window when it has become soft and forgiving, but not too wet and slushy. In other words, it’s the “Goldilocks” of snow—not too hard, not too soft, but just right.

3. Après

In spring what you do on the snow is just as important as what occurs after ski (après). Both the Disney and Judah Decks are perfectly situated to enjoy a cold beverage (Palisades Pale Ale anyone), soak up the soak and enjoy some tunes (See #1).

4. So. Much. Snow.

We just got an incredible 10.5 FEET of snow to kick off March which means we are set up beautifully for some all-time Tahoe spring skiing. That means the next two months promise to provide many tasty turns and stoked smiles.

Young Girl Carrying Skis and Smiling

If you’re tired of waiting in long lift lines and riding down crowded runs, have a fling at Sugar Bowl this spring! 

Big mountain terrain, with a small mountain vibe: Come experience the alternative. We’ll show you how we do things differently at Sugar Bowl. But be warned, after a 1-day or spring season honeymoon on our uncrowded slopes, you might not want to leave.

Hot Tip: If you plan to visit 5+ times this spring, get the Spring Pass instead of the Spring Fling Lift Ticket.


Spring Fling 

I have a season pass to a non-Tahoe resort, can I get the $89/$99 ticket?

No. Sorry, the ticket is only for passholders from the following Tahoe Resorts:  Boreal, Diamond Peak, Donner Ski Ranch, EPIC (Northstar, Kirkwood, Heavenly) IKON (Palisades/Alpine), Mt. Rose, Sierra, Soda Springs and Tahoe Donner.

I have a discount voucher, can I apply that to the $89/$99 Spring Fling ticket?

No, sorry you cannot stack discounts.

I bought a Spring Fling $89/$99 Ticket and had a blast, can I upgrade to a Spring Pass?

Yes, but on the same day only.  Just visit a ticket window and they can complete the upgrade for you.

Do I have to buy the Spring Fling $89/ $99 ticket in advance, or do I buy it the day of?

You can purchase it online or at the ticket window for the same rate. Regardless of your purchase, you must show your valid season pass from another Tahoe resort to pick up your ticket.

What counts as a resort in Tahoe? Is a resort in the foothills okay?

No. Sorry, the ticket is only for passholders from the following Tahoe Resorts:  Boreal, Diamond Peak, Donner Ski Ranch, EPIC (Northstar, Kirkwood, Heavenly) IKON (Palisades/Alpine), Mt. Rose, Sierra, Soda Springs and Tahoe Donner.

I know Sugar Bowl sells a limited amount of daily tickets; what if you sell out?

We always encourage guests to pre-purchase. If you arrive day of, there is a chance the day could already be sold out.

What is the cost of a regular lift ticket? Is it worth it? How much am I saving here?

The daily rate varies based on the day and how many people purchase tickets for a given day.  Tickets start around $99 for an adult and go up to $194 if you arrive at the resort without a pre-purchased lift ticket.  In general, if you plan to visit 5+ times, the Spring Pass is a better deal for you.

Spring Pass

Can I share the pass?

No. The Spring Pass can only be used by the guest for who the pass is assigned.

Are there blackout dates?

No. The Spring Pass is valid daily from March 8 – April 28, 2024.

Does this pass come with buddy tickets?

No. The Spring Pass has no additional perks besides enjoying uncrowded slopes this spring.

Will you limit the amount of Spring Passes you sell?

Yes, we will cut off Spring Pass sales once they reach the point where we feel the mountain experience will be impacted.

Will you extend the season again if it keeps snowing?

No, we will close on April 28, 2024.

Is there a hotel onsite when I plan my visit?

Yes, the Sugar Bowl Lodge is open 7 days a week.  We have very limited availability, so book your room today.

Can I get a passholder beanie if I’m but a Spring Pass?

Yes, once you buy a Spring Pass, you are in the club. Text PASSHOLDER  to 855-835-5599 to get text alerts about upcoming beanie drops.

Does the spring pass include uphill access?

Yes, the Spring Pass does include uphill access.

Buy Your Lift Tickets Online in Advance
Tired of epic lines? How about iconic Tahoe traffic? Escape to Sugar Bowl's uncrowded slopes. We limit the number of lift tickets we sell every day because we care about preserving YOUR skiing and riding experience. We’ll manage the crowd so you don’t have to.

Purchase your lift tickets online in advance for guaranteed availability and the best rates.