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The earlier you buy, the more you save.
Buy Early, Save More: Up to 40% Off
Each Sugar Bowl lift ticket is valid for single day, open-to-close. No multi-day discounts are available, however you can purchase multiple days on your account... with each day's ticket loaded onto a single, individual RFID lift access card. Lift tickets rates subject to change. No afternoon lift tickets are available at this time.
There will be a limited quantity of lift tickets available for purchase on any given day, so we recommend you purchase early. All lift tickets must be purchased at least one day prior to your arrival. Online ticket rates are variable based on the day & time of year you select. Rates are subject to change. If your preferred date is not available, check back. We will adjust inventory frequently based on expected conditions and other factors.
View Cancellation Policy
Due to a staff shortage, equipment rentals at Sugar Bowl are only available on Saturdays & Sundays with a two-advance purchase requirement. On Mondays-Fridays, rentals will only be available to those who pre-purchase a lift/lesson/rental package.
Unless you've booked rentals or a lift/lesson/rental package in advance, please do not arrive at Sugar Bowl expecting to rent equipment. Unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate you. We recommend that you rent equipment near where you live or where you are staying and bring the equipment to Sugar Bowl with you.
Trip Flex: Refundable Ticket Option
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.
The Gift That Fits Every Time!
If you are ordering multiple gift cards and having them shipped to the same address, please only select 1 Fed Ex shipment.
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.
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.
Stay Home if You Are Sick
Stay home if you or anyone in your household are sick. We will provide a one-time date-change if notified, in writing, that you or anyone in your household shows flu-like symptoms before your arrival. Notification must be made within 14 days prior to your arrival and up until 9:00 am PST the day of your arrival. No exceptions will be made for notifications made after 9:00 am PST on the day of your arrival. To notify and begin the date-change process, submit your request on our customer care page. To allow for processing and illness-recovery time, you may not shift to another date within the 7 day period following notification. As part of the date-change process, you will be charged the difference in price between your original lift ticket cost and the full price, non-discounted lift ticket rate on the new visit date.
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.
Spring Fling 3-Pack
Spring Fling 3-Pack
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 the Spring Fling 3 Pack. Come out to soak up some sunny days and spring vibes on Donner Summit. This 3-day pack is $299 for all ages and grants you access to any three days of skiing/riding from March 1, 2022 until the season concludes in mid-April, now including Saturdays! Buy the pack now and choose your dates later.
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, Pop Bars 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. (Keep in mind, 3-packs aren’t valid on Saturdays but après is always allowed!)
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.
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).
Hot Tip: Free Pack Flex “Pack Flex” — a $60 value — is automatically included, allowing you to shift your reserved visit dates if your plans change. Pack Flex does not mean a refund, just flexible dates until the end of the season.
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: Take 3-days to experience the alternative. We’ll show you how we do things differently at Sugar Bowl. But be warned, after a 3-day honeymoon on our uncrowded slopes, you might not want to leave.
Hot Tip: Direct to Lift Once you print out your lift ticket for the first time, plan to reuse your media card each time, when you login to your account and choose your dates, your lift ticket media card will automatically be reloaded. That means you can roll into the parking lot and go direct to lift without stopping at the ticket window.
Q: How do I use a 3-pack?
Log into your account on at sugarbowl.com and purchase a 3-Pack through our online store You’ll be able to logon later to book dates if you don’t want to choose them immediately. On your account you can see how many days you have left to use.
Q: How much does it cost?
The Spring Fling 3-pack costs $299, or about $99 per day.
Q: When is it valid?
Sunday – Friday, March 1 until at least April 10.
Q: Is there any fine print?
- 3 Packs are non-transferrable. All 3 days must be used by the 3 Pack holder on separate dates
- No refunds or credits for unused days.
- Valid through the end of the 2021/22 season. No dates will be rolled over for any reason.
- Dates must be booked online by 11:59pm the day prior to arrival.
- Dates may be moved to another valid date within the 2021/22 season.
- Date changes must occur before 11:59pm the day prior to arrival.
- Any unused dates expire after April 11.
- If the season is extended, the ability to select dates for the 3 Pack will be extended too.
Purchase your lift tickets online in advance for guaranteed availability and the best rates.
December Lift Ticket Special
$99 Any Day in December is Your Ticket to Fun. Kids Ski for $49 Any Day All Season. We’re making it easier and more affordable than ever for families and passionate skiers and riders to say “yes” to a day on the mountain at Sugar Bowl. Buy all-day lift tickets online at least two days ahead and pay just $99 any day in December, including weekends and holidays (youth and seniors are $79 any day in December). The deal gets sweeter with kids ages 6-12 skiing and riding for only $49 any day all season long.
Advanced Ticket Purchase: Cancellation Policy
- All purchases are final and cannot be cancelled, refunded or transferred to another person.
- Tickets may not be cancelled or transferred to another day for any reason including weather conditions or road conditions/closures.
- All tickets and passes are subject to restrictions described in the product description and/or pickup 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.