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Sugar Bowl Resort

629 Sugar Bowl Rd, Norden, CA 95724
+1 530-426-9000
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Sugar bowl has a more affordable lift ticket compared to north star and heavenly. The route are... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2018
Remix0
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Daly City, California
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Bait and Switch Pricing, have to cancel my weekend plans because of a hike in prices.

I booked a hotel room nearby, I was going to do the first time ski lesson, rental and lift ticket... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
Rafael B
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“great snow” (6 reviews)
“squaw valley” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
629 Sugar Bowl Rd, Norden, CA 95724
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+1 530-426-9000
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"squaw valley"
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"rental equipment"
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"snow conditions"
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"season pass"
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"local resort"
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"tahoe"
in 10 reviews
"truckee"
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"terrain"
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"beginners"
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"skiing"
in 22 reviews
"gondola"
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"advanced"
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"sierra"
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"bay"
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"sac"
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Sugar bowl has a more affordable lift ticket compared to north star and heavenly. The route are pretty fun but some of the lift, when you’re getting off it. There were some construction tools near by which did cause some fright to beginners. I actually...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

I booked a hotel room nearby, I was going to do the first time ski lesson, rental and lift ticket for $107. After I plan my weekend, book my hotel room and I'm going to book the lessons I find that this place now is...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Our first time here. We were lucky enough to come right after the last storm finished, so the snow was decent and I didn't have to do chains. Everyone working here was extremely friendly and helpful. We parked in the village lot and took the...More

1  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Great snow, old world charm, friendly staff and a great ski area. It does have the size of Squaw Valley, but fewer crowds and great grooming, even during a snow challenged year.

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

While Sugar Bowl is a little smaller than the other big resorts, it has all the advanced terrain anyone could ask for. Great skiing coupled with an overtly friendly atmosphere, and the most snow in Tahoe.

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Reviewed December 28, 2017

Sugar Bowl is pretty old school in a good way. While a lot of the newer resorts are getting super fancy with big shopping areas in the village SB keeps to the basics. Good terrain and mountains. When it snows SB typically gets the most...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Thank goodness for man made snow! With only about 1/4 of runs open we were limited, but we knew that when we went there. We still had a fantastic time, and ALL of the resort personnel were super friendly and nice and happy. The rental...More

Thank Stephanie J
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Up at the top of The Sierras, Sugar Bowl gets the most snow and is the closest and easiest commute to Sac. Not big but really fun with great bowls, cliff skiing, tree skiing, fun terrain parks. Three mountain lodges provide the libations. The best...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2017

if you look at travel times only Boreal is closer to Folsom than Sugar Bowl. Boreal is not even close to Sugar Bowl in terrain. Sierra Tahoe is actually longer trip time from Folsom, Kirkwood is way out there. and Sugar Bowl has great skiing...More

Thank William F
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

Its a lot of fun taking the gondola in to the old resort, it feels very nostalgic. The resort itself is in need of an upgrade, but super cute. Good restaurant with mediocre hours :)

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Response from Steve R | Reviewed this property |
PS: the best little mountain up there with easy meandering runs to trees and cliffs, to tough bump runs. Top of the hill, it gets the most snow....snows there when raining at Squaw and so forth. Also, several years back... More
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