Sugar Bowl ski resort has an answer for skiers looking to take part in a major workout on the slopes.
One of the only resorts in the Lake Tahoe region that allows uphill skier traffic, Sugar Bowl has introduced a new event series designed to expose newcomers to uphill ski travel and the resort’s accessible routes.
Scheduled on “Hump Day” (Wednesdays) once per month – February 28, March 21 and April 4 – weather and conditions permitting, the “Hump Day Hump” will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. Registration starts at 3 p.m.
“Sugar Bowl Resort has a long-standing uphill skier traffic policy, and we’re hoping to not only build community among those who have historically taken advantage of the access. But we also want to introduce newcomers to the routes that are accessible,” said Jon Slaughter, director of marketing at Sugar Bowl Resort. “Our intention is for these events to give uphill skiers something fun to look forward to in the middle of the week, and an opportunity to get in a fun workout that ends with a beer.”
The cost to participate is $10 per person and includes uphill access and a draft beer at the end for those ages 21-over. A small raffle will also take place, with prizes provided by event sponsors such as Dynafit, Tahoe Mountain Sports, Alpenglow Sports, The Ski Mountaineering Company, Voile, Camp and Contour Skins. More information about Hump Day Hump can be found at sugarbowl.com/humpday.
Sugar Bowl Resort will also host the second annual Quad Crusher on April 7. An endurance race staged across Sugar Bowl’s four iconic peaks – Mt. Judah, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Disney and Crow’s Nest Peak – the “Quad Crusher” is an uphill event that will test stamina, grit and determination while highlighting Sugar Bowl’s beauty and terrain variety.
Two divisions and distinct courses will make this event fun for both seasoned athletes and passionate citizen uphillers. The event will conclude with an awards celebration, food, drinks and raffle with proceeds benefiting the Sierra Avalanche Center.
Online advance registration is $75 per person for elite division entry, $75 per person for “citizen” division individual entries, or $90 per two-person team entries.
For more information, visit www.sugarbowl.com.