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Address: 629 Sugar Bowl Rd, Norden, CA 95724
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+1 530-426-9000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2016
David D
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Livermore, California
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Livermore, California
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97 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

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.

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San Jose, California
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 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 

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Thank ThomasHome
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 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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278 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 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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328 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 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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64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 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 

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Calgary, Canada
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497 reviews
124 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 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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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 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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125 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

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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