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Address: Norden, CA
Phone Number: 916-426-9000
Activities: Skiing, Viewing wildlife, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling
Description: Ranked as one of the top resorts in America, this popular ski area...
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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great place for beginners

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Gina V
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

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Concord, California
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119 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

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Truckee, California
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123 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 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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56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

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 

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Calgary, Canada
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323 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
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 

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Salta, Argentina
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Phoenix
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Sacramento
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99 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 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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Houston
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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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Address: Norden, CA
Phone Number: 916-426-9000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Norden

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