Sugar Bowl, CA Season Pass = $249 Right Now | Prices Go Up November 1st

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Daron Rahlves at Sugar Bowl in April 2014.
Daron Rahlves at Sugar Bowl in April 2014. photo: sugar bowl

Sugar Bowl ski resort in California has been around since 1939.  That’s 75 years.  Not bad.

Last year, they made one of their biggest moves yet by putting in the brand new Crow’s Peak triple chair that provides 1,000-vertical-feet of solid, fall-line, freeride terrain.  Sugar Bowl also has the gnarliest inbounds terrain in California:  The Palisades (see spines in photo above).

It doesn’t hurt at all that Sugar Bowl gets the most snow in Tahoe averaging 500″ per year nor that it’s the closest ski resort to the Bay Area and Sac Town.  Their best asset might be the crowds.  There’s no powder day insanity like some other resorts in Tahoe.  Sugar Bowl enjoys a laid back relaxed vibe that resonates with locals and powder chasers alike.

Right now, Sugar Bowl has season passes on sale from $249 for a mid-week pass to $589 for a full pass and even Sugar Bowl + Royal Gorges passes.  Pass prices will go up after October 31st, 2014.

Pick up your pass here & check all the prices here:  Sugar Bowl Season Pass

Cross country skiing at Royal Gorge, CA.
Cross country skiing at Royal Gorge, CA. photo: royal gorge

Fall 2014 Sugar Bowl Press Release:

Celebrating 75 years atop majestic Donner Summit, Sugar Bowl Resort is the right choice for pure & simple skiing & riding.  No frenzied powder panic, just the deepest snow in Tahoe, the shortest lift lines and least crowded slopes, plus unrivaled backcountry access and cross country at Royal Gorge, North America’s largest XC resort.  Season Passes start at just $249, with the best prices through October 31st.  Passholder perks include reciprocal skiing privileges at Grand Targhee and Sun Valley, plus limited lift tickets to Squaw and Alpine.  Points-based perks with the CORE program, discounted lessons and trial XC packages at Royal Gorge are also included in your pass.

$500,000 worth of new snowmaking equipment guarantee better early-season skiing & riding, as Sugar Bowl aims for 1500 vertical of top-to-bottom turns by Thanksgiving.

The Crow’s Peak chair is in its 2nd season of operation, and the reviews are in: it’s top-notch lift-serviced skiing out there with steeps, chutes and glades.

For more information on Sugar Bowl-Royal Gorge season passes visit

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