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Address: 9411 Hilside Dr., Soda Springs exit at Interstate 80, Soda Springs, CA
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The largest cross-country ski resort in the United States, Royal Gorge...

The largest cross-country ski resort in the United States, Royal Gorge challenges both beginner and advanced Nordic skiers and telemarkers.

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What an improvement the new Sugar Bowl management has made.

World class trails and so much to ski and see. It will take you days to cover all the trails. Food in the lodge is great. The ski area is actually owned by the Truckee Donner... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2013
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San Francisco
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

No water in warming hut we visited but glad to see snow in the Sierras so who is complaining Not all the trails open yet.

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Sunnyvale
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

World class trails and so much to ski and see. It will take you days to cover all the trails. Food in the lodge is great. The ski area is actually owned by the Truckee Donner Land Trust after raising more than $10M to buy it out of bankruptcy. Previous 2 owners ran it into the ground. Sugar Bowl is... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013 via mobile

We used to ski at Royal Gorge frequently when we lived in California and this is the first time we have been back in over 10 years. During this time, natural disasters (fire) and financial difficulties took their toll. The resort, boasting the largest groomed cross country track system in North America, was recently purchased by a neighboring downhill ski... More 

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Sacramento, California
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587 reviews
205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

The mountains, the trees, the canyons... All make for amazing views while enjoying cross country skiing. The area is gorgeous; it makes it feel like no workout at all - just an enjoyable trip through the forest. Staff is always great. The rentals are top quality. The lessons are a great value and really help.

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

This was my first trip to Royal Gorge. It is huge -- the trails go on forever. You could come back many times and not cover all the trails. It's a bad year for snow, but the skiing was still great! The trails were well-maintained, and the trail signs and maps make sense. The workers were cheerful and helpful.

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Thank SFMargo
Oakland, California
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126 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2013

First of all, a huge resort with a wide variety of terrain. the largest in North America, they say. I've been going to Royal Gorge for 15 years and seen its ups and downs. The latest seems to me a big up from the past few years. It's open 7 days, and they groom a lot of trails (150km or... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

i use to work here and love to ski. the place has new people that a running it. At one time it was open all the time and good grooming, over the past 6 years lots has change. This here a new Manager has taken the place over, I'm sure that she will do a good job and with some... More 

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MIAMI
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815 reviews
259 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

Now that Sugar Bowl has taken up the grooming, trails are wide, well groomed and great. We skiied the Van Norden Lake area, which is the first time we have seen it groomed in years. There are several warming huts along the trails, but no stove to boil water for hot cocoa or tea. Warming huts had big orange jugs... More 

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Oakland, California
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

My family just spent a week at Serene Lake, where we rented a house and enjoyed the Royal Gorge area. There are two win lakes which are great for kayaking and canoeing (only one is a swimming lake, as the other is for drinking water). There is a home owner's beach for kids to play on the sand, which people... More 

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Oakland, CA
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56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

Royal Gorge is doing the very best it can with virtually no snow. The staff is super friendly.

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