Record-setting snowfall in February has led Sugar Bowl to extend its ski season by at least one week.
The winter storms continue in March at Tahoe ski resorts, setting up what could be an incredible spring season of skiing Lake Tahoe and snowboarding Lake Tahoe. Sugar Bowl has surpassed 561 inches of snow as of March 8. And with more winter storms in the forecast the resort decided to extend the season to April 21 and perhaps beyond.
The resort was originally scheduled for an April 14 closing. In addition, 2019-20 season passes will go on sale March 18 and will be valid for the remainder of this season and all of next.
“After April 21 we’ll evaluate continued operations,” said Jon Slaughter, director of marketing and sales at Sugar Bowl Resort. “In the meantime, those who buy next season’s pass now can ski or ride free this spring. And, in addition to other perks for all season pass options, those who purchase the unrestricted pass will have access to all of the resorts that are part of the Powder Alliance during the 2019-20 season.”
In addition to season passes at Sugar Bowl, season pass options for its sister resort – Royal Gorge Cross Country – will also be available March 18 starting at $199.
Located on Donner Summit off Interstate 80, Sugar Bowl is the easiest resort to get to from Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. The resort’s often uncrowded slopes offer an authentic ski experience with access to skiing and riding on four distinct peaks, and some of the deepest snow in the region.
Royal Gorge Cross Country, features the largest cross-country trail network in the country for striding, skating and snowshoeing. The resort has invested millions in the guest experience over the past several years, with the most recent enhancements including the start of an $8 million snowmaking upgrade, and the reimaging of the resort’s food and beverage, family and beginner experiences.
Sugar Bowl 2019-20 Season Pass Options: With three season-pass options, skiers and snowboarders have the ability to select the pass that works best for them. Purchasing early allows guests to lock in the guaranteed lowest rate of the year.
- Unrestricted – Starting at $499, this pass is valid seven days per week, all season long with no restrictions. Sugar Bowl Unrestricted season passholders also have access to the Powder Alliance, giving them up to 54 free days at 18 other premier winter destinations that are part of the Powder Alliance. Some restrictions apply.
- Slightly Restricted – Starting at $379, this pass is perfect for the person who can navigate a slightly restricted pass. Valid seven days per week excluding 11 blackout days, this pass offers incredible value. Slightly restricted passes include 20 percent off the window rate for passholder lift tickets purchased on blackout dates. Passholders must present their season pass at the ticket window on blackout days to purchase a discounted lift ticket. Blackout dates include: 12/26/2019-1/1/2020, 1/18-1/19/20 and 2/15-2/16/2020.
- Midweek – For those who have the flexibility to ski or ride during the week, the Sugar Bowl midweek pass is valid Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and starts at $289. Midweek passes include 20 percent off the window rate for passholder lift tickets purchased on blackout dates. Passholders must present their season pass at the ticket window on blackout days to purchase a discounted lift ticket.
- Royal Gorge Only – Pass rates starting at $199 offer unrestricted access seven days per week to Royal Gorge’s extensive trail network for cross country skiing, skate skiing and snowshoeing.
Sugar Bowl Resort season passholders have the ability to add a Royal Gorge season pass to any pass type for an additional $150 for adults or $100 for young adults and seniors.
Learn more and purchase a Sugar Bowl or Royal Gorge season pass at www.sugarbowl.com.