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Sugar Bowl

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort Guide

Sugar Bowl, United States

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall!
Highest Lift8,383ft
Resort Height6,880ft
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Sugar Bowl

The American ski resort of Sugar Bowl is at an altitude of 6,880ft.


Sugar Bowl is part of the Lake Tahoe ski area with access to 161 miles of downhill skiing, with 84 marked pistes, served by a total of 29 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Sugar Bowl itself (84 pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Lake Tahoe ski resorts of Boreal, Diamond Peak, Donner Ski Ranch, Heavenly, Homewood, Kirkwood, Mount Rose Ski Tahoe, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Palisades Tahoe and Sierra-at-Tahoe.

The ski resort itself is at 6,880ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 8,383ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Sugar Bowl is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Sugar Bowl.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'The Palisades'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Sugar Bowl?

The next notable snow forecast is -, expected on 8 December.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Sugar Bowl

Ski Area Stats

Sugar Bowl Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Lake Tahoe Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Total Length
161 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
62 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Sugar Bowl Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift8,383ft
Lowest Trail6,880ft
Resort Altitude (Sugar Bowl)6,880ft
Max Vertical1,503ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Sugar Bowl
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Sugar Bowl?

This ski resort is in Carter, Spencer, United States.


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How to get there


Ski Lift Capacity

The 13 ski lifts are able to uplift 21,340 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 125 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Sugar Bowl open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Sugar Bowl, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Sugar Bowl Tourist Office for the latest.

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