Sugar Bowl Opens this Saturday!

Norden, CA….Recent Snow + Colder Temps + Favorable Forecast = Opening!

With nearly a foot of new snow over the past couple days (and more on the way!), plus colder temperatures allowing snowmaking crews to operate around the clock, we’re opening for the 13/14 season this Saturday! 11 trails and 1,500 vertical feet of top-to-bottom skiing & riding will be open (and potentially more based on the coming storm), with Nob Hill, Christmas Tree and Mt. Lincoln Express open and spinning. Access will be on the Village side via the Gondola. Stay tuned for further details at, but come on up and join us this weekend and celebrate the 13/14 season in style!

Two Great Events at Sugar Bowl-Royal Gorge

Royal Gorge Season Passholders will celebrate the season this Saturday night, December 7, from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Summit Station Lodge, with a passholder party celebration. Passes are on sale now at Backcountry enthusiasts will gather at the Judah Lodge on December 13 for the Backcountry Ball, benefiting the Sierra Avalanche Center. Tickets are just $15 and available at Come join us for both great parties!

Sugar Bowl at SF Sports Basement this Weekend
If you’re in the City this weekend (when you should be skiing up here?) stop by the Presidio Sports Basement location to pick up your Sugar Bowl-Royal Gorge season pass, and get a voucher good for $50 toward any item at Sports Basement!
There’s Room at the Lodge

Book your slopeside getaway today at great early-season rates, and enjoy a classic high alpine getaway just steps from the lifts and on the trails of Royal Gorge this season.