Sugar Bowl Resort, CA today announced it will open for the 2019-20 winter season on Friday, November 29. With the first significant winter storm of the season currently moving its way through the region, the National Weather Service forecast is calling for three to four FEET of snow to fall at Sugar Bowl, located on Donner Summit, before the winter storm warning expires on Thanksgiving evening.
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“It’s game on. Not only are we watching the snow pile up at Sugar Bowl, but our team is also actively making the most of the cold temperatures by putting our snowmaking system to work,” said Jon Slaughter, Sugar Bowl Resort’s executive director of marketing and sales. “This is our opportunity to help build a deep base that will carry us long through the season, and we’re excited to welcome skiers and riders back to Sugar Bowl starting this Friday!”
While exact resort operations will be announced later in the week as the storm subsides and the resort digs out, lifts and terrain on the Judah side of the mountain are planned to open on Friday. In addition, the resort’s operations teams expect to expand lift and terrain offerings quickly once they see how much snow accumulates from this storm, paired with efforts from their extensive snowmaking system. With temperatures reaching down into the single-digits, the snowmaking team at Sugar Bowl will be making snow around the clock for the next 4-5 days to bolster the base depth of runs around the mountain.