Sugar Bowl Philanthropy

As the first major ski resort in Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl has always been a visionary leader in the communities we serve. From the time Sugar Bowl was founded in 1939 until today their owners and staff have made a genuine commitment to being a positive force in supporting philanthropy, the environment, education and the arts. Sugar Bowl’s management and staff not only help with the financial support of numerous community endeavors, but also serve as leaders on multiple non-profit community and philanthropic boards. The spirit of volunteerism and their genuine desire to make our communities a better place to live is rooted in the culture of Sugar Bowl’s history.


Excellence in Education

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation was founded in 1986 as a business/education partnership and Sugar Bowl was among the foundations first business partners. Sugar Bowl was actually the first resort to ever host the foundation’s “Skiing for Schools” drive in 1991 and has raised over $210,000 to date. The Foundation’s efforts are targeted to enhance the education of 4,000 students in a school district that encompasses 11 schools in a geographic area of 720 square miles.  Support Excellence in Education by skiing or riding at Sugar Bowl between December 17 and December 23, 2011. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Porter’s and limit one per person.


Tahoe Safe Alliance

Tahoe Safe Alliance is committed to reducing the incidence and trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee communities. This year Sugar Bowl continues to support TSA with the annual skis day scheduled for January 22 through January 26 and April 1 through April 5.  Lift tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance at and limit one per person.


Sierra Avalanche Center

The Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) is a partnership between the Tahoe National Forest and a not for profit Board of Directors. SAC provides backcountry avalanche advisories for the central Sierra Nevada mountains. The not for profit arm of SAC provides the necessary funding to employ and support two professional avalanche forecasters through a mix of donations and fund raising events. The Tahoe National Forest provides infrastructure support in the form of office space, office equipment, office services, vehicles, fuel, safety equipment, and daily supervision of the forecasters. This year Sugar Bowl continues to support the Sierra Avalanche Centerwith the annual ski day scheduled for January 1 through January 12, 2012. Lift tickets are $35 and must be purchased online at


Sugar Bowl Resort, atop majestic Donner Summit, has been the home of authentic alpine adventure in Tahoe since 1939. For more information visit or call (530) 426-9000.



December, 2011

Sugar Bowl Resort



Jennie Bartlett                                                             Heather Graziano

Marketing and Sales Manager                                    Marketing Coordinator

(530) 426-6724                                                           530-426-6721                                  

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