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“ski day”
Review of Sugar Bowl Resort

Sugar Bowl Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Norden
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“ski day”
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.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank mateonelson
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128 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great mountain!”
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.

Thank Johnp1126
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great skiing, minimal crowds”
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 for a group lesson but ended up with a private lesson due to low crowds. Good runs at all levels. Sugar Bowl is the first major resort from the Sacramento area where we were visiting so it was convenient. The staff was outstanding and very friendly. We plan to return next season.

Visited March 2014
Thank LegalmomHouston
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Kansas City, Missouri
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Skiing Success!”
Reviewed 23 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 then go to Squaw Valley, but you would definitely pay more and have more crowds. If you just want to ski great runs, have little to no waiting, plus enjoy the shortest drive of any ski resort from Sacramento or the Bay Area, then this is it. Plus I did notice MANY instructors and small kids. Seems like their ski school is top notch.

In brief, I would highly recommend Sugar Bowl.

Visited March 2014
Thank gogreco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not updated website”
Reviewed 30 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 states lift tickets include free lesson and once again this wasn't the case. Due to lack of snow we were told holiday prices are not being charged but everyday we got charged something different randomly. Double check things before u go if u don't want to get suprises!!

Visited December 2013
2 Thank sur5
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