Sugar Bowl Resort to Open with Top-to-Bottom Skiing and Riding on Saturday, Nov. 21


Sugar Bowl Resort to Open with Top-to-Bottom Skiing and Riding on Saturday, Nov. 21

DONNER SUMMIT, Calif. (November 17, 2015) — Sugar Bowl Resort has announced it will open on Saturday, Nov. 21 with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on 1,500 vertical feet of terrain. The resort will remain open on Sunday Nov. 22, closing Monday through Wednesday next week, then re-opening for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, Thursday through Sunday. All operational updates beyond these dates will be available at

On Nov. 21 and Nov. 22, the resort will open the Mt. Lincoln Express, Christmas Tree and Nob Hill chairlifts with high-quality skiing from the top of the resort’s highest peak to the Sugar Bowl Village. Access to the resort will be through the gondola or by parking at Judah for a short walk into the Village.

Recent cold storms have dropped more than three feet of snow on Sugar Bowl, which has been supplemented by the resort’s recently upgraded snowmaking system. The cold and snowy start to the season has created great skiing conditions on the mountain, and Sugar Bowl staff has been busy grooming the mountain for the best possible skiing conditions for opening day.

The Lodge at Sugar Bowl will also open for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend from Wednesday to Sunday. For $159 a night, guests will receive slopeside lodging in a historic snowbound village, with access to the Sporthaus fitness and aquatics center.

Skiers and riders heading up to Sugar Bowl Resort for opening day can take advantage of season passes, which are still on sale, or Sugar Bowl’s new Advantage Pass. The $25 Advantage Pass gives holders direct-to-lift access all season long, and $15 discounts on their lift ticket every day of the season. Cross country skiers can also use the Advantage Pass to get $5 Royal Gorge trail pass discounts throughout the season. Lift tickets for opening weekend will be priced at $72 (adult) for a full day of skiing & riding. Royal Gorge will also be announcing their opening day plans in the near future.

Season passes and the Advantage Pass are available for purchase at

Sugar Bowl Resort is known for uncrowded slopes, backcountry access, world-class terrain and the deepest snow in Tahoe. Royal Gorge XC is North America’s largest cross-country resort, offering more than 6,000 acres of terrain atop Donner Summit.

To learn more about Sugar Bowl Resort, visit Sugar Bowl Resort, California owned & operated since 1939, was voted a Top 25 Ski Resort in North America by Outside magazine. To learn more about Royal Gorge Cross Country, North America’s largest XC resort, visit

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