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Address: 629 Sugar Bowl Rd, Norden, CA 95724
Phone Number: +1 530-426-9000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

For passionate skiing families and adventure enthusiasts alike, Sugar...

For passionate skiing families and adventure enthusiasts alike, Sugar Bowl-Royal Gorge offers an extraordinary mountain resort experience with four great peaks, endless cross country trails, a world-class ski team and academy, and a magical snowbound village.

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Always a Great Place

I love the two different entrances to the resort. As we alway stay near Truckee, we come to the Judah side. Friendly staff. Plenty of intermediate runs. Three lodges including... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
David D
Livermore, California
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Norden, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the works there are kind and sweet, a lot of them are from over seas. but over all I love it, everyone makes you feel right at home. The slops are perfect and always groomed to the T

Thank ccolquitt
Nevada City, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to Sugar Bowl on a weekday and the skiing was great. However, the restaurant, which was advertised to be open until 4:00 PM closed at 3:00 PM. Not only was the grill closed, but all of the prepackaged food and drinks were also unavailable. I understand if use is down to close down the kitchen, but how hard is... More 

Thank Davidmp2
Livermore, California
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93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the two different entrances to the resort. As we alway stay near Truckee, we come to the Judah side. Friendly staff. Plenty of intermediate runs. Three lodges including mid-mountain. Easy to go from one side to the other.

Thank David D
San Jose, California
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I went up to Sugar Bowl for the season opening this week (Dec. 14th) and stayed for a couple of days skiing. The snow was awesome and weather was partially sunny, so perfect conditions for so early in the season. It would have been great if more lifts were open. Food options were very limited, only one small café was... More 

Thank ThomasHome
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

In took my bf here so he could get his 1st ski lesson,we booked an adult group lesson and we were the only 2 in the lesson so it felt like a private lesson. we had Robert as our instructor, I highly recommend him , very knowledgeable and passionate for the sport of skiing. My bf advanced so quickly under... More 

Thank Gina V
Concord, California
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172 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

There was a big snowfall in December 2014, but there has been very little snow at all during January. Sugar Bowl has a fair amount of snow-making equipment, and that has helped a lot. The trails down from Mt. Lincoln are fun and skiable, with some icy patches on the steeper trails. Mt. Disney, is icier. Most of the ungroomed... More 

Thank N_skier
Truckee, California
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213 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have reviewed Sugar Bowl years back and given it an excellent rating, but this past ski day was not a good one. Granted, there is a lack of snow but coming down the ramp off a main chair there was a large enough rock to make a 3 inch gash in the bottom of my husbands ski. That is... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Sugar Bowl has been a part of my life since I was a young skier. Though it is not the biggest, steepest, or most glamorous resort it is my favorite. It has just the right mix of great terrain with the feeling of a smaller resort. It also gets the most snow in the region. It is the place that... More 

Thank Seth K
Calgary, Canada
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420 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We were here last year -- just forgot to write my review. We skied here during the holidays -- we had beautiful runs - great snow - and best of all - minimal lines. My only complaint would be the food. Not very good -- even for a ski hill. Might be best to bring your own. But - we... More 

Thank Altius10
Salta, Argentina
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you're planning to go skiing or snowboarding somewhere in California, Sugar Bowl has to be your choice! It is one of the best resorts I have ever been, pleople is friendly, the food is amazing and have the best food ever! The tracks are awesome and you will find a large park if you are a good rider!

Thank eliseadelcerro

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