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Address: 629 Sugar Bowl Rd, Norden, CA 95724
Phone Number: +1 530-426-9000
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Spring Skiing at its best

Great resort, uncrowned, good grooming and lots of terrain for all levels. If you are and expert, you will not be disappointed. If advanced, plenty of black and blue groomed runs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 April 2016
Truckee, California
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Truckee, California
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436 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Great resort, uncrowned, good grooming and lots of terrain for all levels. If you are and expert, you will not be disappointed. If advanced, plenty of black and blue groomed runs and lots of off piste skiing. Good friendly laid back atmosphere.

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Sacramento, CA
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Best ski area for day trips from Sacramento! This place has something for everyone-- from beginning to expert skiers/boarders. The resort is super easy to get to off Highway 80-- about 90-100 minutes away when conditions are good. They have great pass prices and good food. A family can easily ski together-- meeting at the chair lifts-- even if some... More 

Thank LoriKSacto
Norden, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

the works there are kind and sweet, a lot of them are from over seas. but over all I love it, everyone makes you feel right at home. The slops are perfect and always groomed to the T

Thank ccolquitt
Nevada City, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Went to Sugar Bowl on a weekday and the skiing was great. However, the restaurant, which was advertised to be open until 4:00 PM closed at 3:00 PM. Not only was the grill closed, but all of the prepackaged food and drinks were also unavailable. I understand if use is down to close down the kitchen, but how hard is... More 

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Livermore, California
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95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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.

Thank David D
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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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

Thank Gina V
Concord, California
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263 reviews
69 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank N_skier
Truckee, California
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316 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 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
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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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