Like Alpine and Northstar, this is mostly just a ski area, with a few important differences. Sitting on the western slope of Donner Pass, it gets the most snow of any of the Tahoe area resorts, usually gets it earlier, and it is quite often very fine and light, like sugar, and services four peaks. It is also, unfortunately, the closest ski resort to San Francisco and gets very crowded on the week ends. For these reasons, Sugarbowl was the first resort in Tahoe, has the first chairlift in California, and the first gondola in the country.
The terrain is well-varied, including steep chutes, true double-diamond terrors, nice intermediate cruisers on all of the four mountains, and a nice variety ...Read More