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Sugar Bowl Ski Resort

Address: Norden, CA
Phone Number: 916-426-9000
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Norden
Type: Lighthouses, Resort Communities, Mountains, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Bodies of Water, Sports
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Ranked as one of the top resorts in America, this popular ski area contains 80 runs, most of which are geared to intermediate skiers.
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Salta, Argentina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went here right after the storm in the beginning of April, best ski day of the year. They have great coverage.

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Open bowl skiing great snow when others do not because of elevation and location right around Donner Summit. 1 of the last resorts not only by the mega ski companies. All around great place to ski.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

For more detail, see my review of the Inn at Sugar Bowl. My two boys ages 14 and 9 have skied before but are still beginners. We wanted breathing room and Sugar Bowl was perfect. They had an excellent 2 hour lesson with a great instructor who taught them good fundamentals without babying them or dumbing it down. We paid... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Sugar Bowl is the real deal. The runs are challenging and there is enough variety to keep you busy all day. Everyone from a beginner to expert can have alot of fun here. Most of all, the staff is VERY inviting. Hats off to Sugar Bowl management for focusing on customer service. Now if you're looking for a "resort," experience... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Overall the staff was friendly and helpful. However we were disappointed at how kids lessons are advertised in their website as starting at 10.30 when they actually started at 9.30 ( my kids missed out on an hour of lessons and nothing was offered to compensate for that even though it was sugarbowl's fault). In their website it also clearly... More

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navarre, fl
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We were in San Fran for holidays and decided to treat my son to some skiing in Tahoe. We searched and called and spoke with locals. Although this isn't a huge resort, it is big enough and still provides a good time. We hadn't skied in many years, but after a few runs on the blue (bunny slope) we headed... More

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Davis, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

After my sterling review of Sugar Bowl ski resort (near Truckee, CA) last year, featuring their free ski lessons and ski equipment with a lift ticket, I just found out that they discontinued the free lessons--not sure about the equipment. This is too bad, as the free lessons were a great perk! The slopes are still great and the people... More

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Weimar, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

They were wonderful teaching our son to snow board and ski. I recommend lessons by these folks. The slopes were great for beginners and intermediate from what was seen. The place is very affordable compared to several other places.

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Santa Clara, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Went there at the end of the 2013 ski seasons with two young kids (3 & 6). They had a blast. The older one was able to get a ski lesson and loved it. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant at the main lodge had great food and is conveniently located.

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