Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, California Skiing

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Whether you’re looking for laid back beginner runs, easy riding groomers, steep chutes, or challenging glades, skiers or all ages and ability levels are sure to find their fix at Sugar Bowl.


Wonder why they call it Sugar Bowl? With over 500 inches of average snowfall, more than any other resort in North Lake Tahoe, the resort certainly lives up to its name. And since Sugar Bowl is closer to Sacramento and the Bay Area than any other resort, you don’t have to spend a lot of time in the car to get your turns in up on the mountain.


Squaw Valley is located on Tahoe’s north shore. From Tahoe City, take Highway 89 north to Highway 80. Continue under the freeway where you’ll turn left on Donner Pass Road. Follow the road until you turn left at the main entrance to Sugar Bowl. A free shuttle is available from a variety of locations around the north shore. Bus service is available from Reno, Sacramento, and the Bay area.


Sugar Bowl is generally open from mid-November to mid-April. Lift hours are 9am to 4pm.

Mountain Services

Sugar Bowl offers a variety of on mountain services including equipment rentals and demos, equipment tuning and repair, retail stores, a backcountry adventure center, avalanche education, lodging, kid’s clinics, child care, lessons and a variety of dining options.

Contact Information

To contact Sugarbowl call 530.426.9000

Questions & Answers

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