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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, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Ranked as one of the top resorts in America, this popular ski area contains 80 runs, most of which...
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Type: Lighthouses, Resort Communities, Mountains, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Viewing wildlife
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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Concord, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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251 reviews 251 reviews
53 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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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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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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