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Sugar Bowl

This Bavarian-style ski resort with spa, restaurants, shops and powdery slopes is a favorite with visitors year-round.

Sugar Bowl includes four peaks near the Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada. The consistently excellent ski conditions and 102 trails for all levels make it popular with competitive skiers and families alike. Outdoor activities don’t stop after the snow melts, but with an average annual snowfall of 500 inches (13 meters), Sugar Bowl is the perfect winter wonderland.

This popular winter destination was named by the charismatic skiing champion Hannes Schroll, who was known to yodel during races and taught Walt Disney how to ski. He even convinced Disney to invest in a ski resort and named a peak after him. The Bavarian-style resort opened in 1939, and its gondola was added in the 1950s.

Start the day with a yoga session or massage at the Summit Spa to prepare your muscles for the slopes. Experienced skiers can tackle the Palisades, the mountain’s steepest run. Daredevils can head to the Backcountry, while beginners will enjoy the much gentler slopes serviced by the White Pine Lift and The Den learning center for children. Once you’ve done a few runs, head to Mt. Judah Lodge where the coffee is always fresh and the fire is always lit. The lodge’s sun deck with barbecue is open during weekends and holidays.

Another dining option is the cafeteria, grill and deck at the Mid-Mountain Lodge near the Mt. Lincoln chairlifts. This a good spot to watch all the action in the arena, especially on a race day. Come back here at the end of the day for drinks in the Palisades Bar.

Sugar Bowl is on the northern side of Lake Tahoe. Book accommodation at The Lodge or one of the Donner Summit lodgings in Norden. Some inns near Interstate 80 also have easy access to the resort.


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Full Sugar Bowl views from Schull Lodge - long term rental only
Full Sugar Bowl views from Schull Lodge - long term rental only

Full Sugar Bowl views from Schull Lodge - long term rental only

58376 Donner Summit Rd, Norden, CA
     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in a rural location, this historic lodge is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sugar Bowl and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Donner Memorial State Park. Donner Lake and Boreal Mountain Resort are also within 6 miles (10 km).

    3br/2.5ba Lake 3 Bedroom Home
    3br/2.5ba Lake 3 Bedroom Home

    3br/2.5ba Lake 3 Bedroom Home

    16494 Fawn St, Truckee, CA
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Donner Lake Woods, this golf holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Donner Memorial State Park and Donner Lake. Sugar Bowl and Emigrant Trail Museum are also within 6 miles (10 km).

      Donner Lake Vacation Lodge
      Donner Lake Vacation Lodge

      Donner Lake Vacation Lodge

      16195 Pine St, Truckee, CA
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Donner Lake Woods, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Donner Memorial State Park and Donner Lake. Sugar Bowl and Emigrant Trail Museum are also within 6 miles (10 km).

        Award Winning Truckee Cabin
        Award Winning Truckee Cabin

        Award Winning Truckee Cabin

        16315 Old Highway Drive, Truckee, CA
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Donner Lake Woods, this romantic holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Donner Memorial State Park and Donner Lake. Sugar Bowl and Emigrant Trail Museum are also within 6 miles (10 km).

          'belcastro Family Cabin', Enjoy a Unique Mountain Charm
          'belcastro Family Cabin', Enjoy a Unique Mountain Charm

          'belcastro Family Cabin', Enjoy a Unique Mountain Charm

          2117 Donner Drive, Truckee, CA
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Serene Lakes, this holiday home is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Sugar Bowl. Boreal Mountain Resort and Donner Lake are also within 12 miles (20 km).

            Cute Donner Lake Cottage Pet-friendly By Lake
            Cute Donner Lake Cottage Pet-friendly By Lake

            Cute Donner Lake Cottage Pet-friendly By Lake

            15738 Spruce St, Truckee, CA
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Donner Lake Woods, this historic holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Donner Memorial State Park and Donner Lake. Sugar Bowl and Emigrant Trail Museum are also within 6 miles (10 km).

              'amity Cabin' A Peaceful Forest Setting for Friends and Family
              'amity Cabin' A Peaceful Forest Setting for Friends and Family

              'amity Cabin' A Peaceful Forest Setting for Friends and Family

              5788 Soda Springs Rd, Truckee, CA
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Serene Lakes, this holiday home is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Sugar Bowl. Boreal Mountain Resort and Donner Memorial State Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).

                Alpine Haven: Spacious West End Donner Lake ! 3 Bedroom Home
                Alpine Haven: Spacious West End Donner Lake ! 3 Bedroom Home

                Alpine Haven: Spacious West End Donner Lake ! 3 Bedroom Home

                15591 Conifer Dr, Truckee, CA
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Truckee condo is steps away from Donner Memorial State Park and Donner Lake. Sugar Bowl and Frog Lake are also within 6 miles (10 km).