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

We were here last year -- just forgot to write my review. We skied here during the holidays -- we had beautiful runs - great snow - and best of all - minimal lines. My only... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 December 2014
Altius10
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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487 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

We were here last year -- just forgot to write my review. We skied here during the holidays -- we had beautiful runs - great snow - and best of all - minimal lines. My only complaint would be the food. Not very good -- even for a ski hill. Might be best to bring your own. But - we... More 

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Salta, Argentina
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

If you're planning to go skiing or snowboarding somewhere in California, Sugar Bowl has to be your choice! It is one of the best resorts I have ever been, pleople is friendly, the food is amazing and have the best food ever! The tracks are awesome and you will find a large park if you are a good rider!

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Phoenix
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

Went here right after the storm in the beginning of April, best ski day of the year. They have great coverage.

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Sacramento
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124 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Open bowl skiing great snow when others do not because of elevation and location right around Donner Summit. 1 of the last resorts not only by the mega ski companies. All around great place to ski.

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Houston
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

For more detail, see my review of the Inn at Sugar Bowl. My two boys ages 14 and 9 have skied before but are still beginners. We wanted breathing room and Sugar Bowl was perfect. They had an excellent 2 hour lesson with a great instructor who taught them good fundamentals without babying them or dumbing it down. We paid... More 

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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Sugar Bowl is the real deal. The runs are challenging and there is enough variety to keep you busy all day. Everyone from a beginner to expert can have alot of fun here. Most of all, the staff is VERY inviting. Hats off to Sugar Bowl management for focusing on customer service. Now if you're looking for a "resort," experience... More 

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sur5
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

Overall the staff was friendly and helpful. However we were disappointed at how kids lessons are advertised in their website as starting at 10.30 when they actually started at 9.30 ( my kids missed out on an hour of lessons and nothing was offered to compensate for that even though it was sugarbowl's fault). In their website it also clearly... More 

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navarre, fl
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194 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013

We were in San Fran for holidays and decided to treat my son to some skiing in Tahoe. We searched and called and spoke with locals. Although this isn't a huge resort, it is big enough and still provides a good time. We hadn't skied in many years, but after a few runs on the blue (bunny slope) we headed... More 

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Davis, California
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16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

After my sterling review of Sugar Bowl ski resort (near Truckee, CA) last year, featuring their free ski lessons and ski equipment with a lift ticket, I just found out that they discontinued the free lessons--not sure about the equipment. This is too bad, as the free lessons were a great perk! The slopes are still great and the people... More 

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Weimar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

They were wonderful teaching our son to snow board and ski. I recommend lessons by these folks. The slopes were great for beginners and intermediate from what was seen. The place is very affordable compared to several other places.

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