Mountain Info

Base Elevation
6883 ft/2098 m
Vertical Drop
1500 in.
Peak Elevation
8383 ft/2555 m
48-Hr Snowfall
N/A
Avg Base Depth
113 in.
Last Snowfall
Apr 20, 2017
Last Snowfall Amount
1 in.
Previous Snowfall
Apr 18, 2017
Previous Snowfall Amount
5 in.
Season Total
771 in.

Resort Information

Sugar Bowl Resort, perched high atop majestic Donner Summit, has been serving up some of the finest skiing & riding in the Tahoe region since 1939. With 4 peaks, 13 lifts, 102 trails, 3 parks, 1500 skiable acres, endless backcountry terrain and the most annual snowfall in North Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl is a must-visit resort. And as the closest major Tahoe resort to Sacramento and the Bay Area, Sugar Bowl’s convenience is unmatched, complete with hundreds of slopeside parking spots and award-winning guest service. It’s Your Turn, at Sugar Bowl Resort.

From Reno
Take Interstate 80 west to Truckee. For the fastest route from Truckee, take the last Truckee exit at Donner Pass Road. Turn left on Donner Pass Road. Follow the road past Donner Lake about three miles up over the summit. Turn left at the Main entrance sign to Sugar Bowl.

Donner Pass Road (Highway 40) is frequently maintained and open as conditions permit. Call 530-426-1111 for road updates.

If you prefer to stay on Interstate 80, take it over Donner Summit to the Norden/Soda Springs exit. Turn left on Highway 40, and continue about 3 miles to Sugar Bowl’s Village Gondola parking lot. The covered parking lot is on your right. Or continue on Highway 40 another 1/2 mile to the Main Lot and convenient slopeside parking near the new Main Lodge.

From Sacramento
Take interstate 80 east, towards Donner Summit. Then exit at the Norden/Soda Springs off ramp, Exit 174. Turn right on Highway 40 eastbound, and continue 3 miles to Sugar Bowl’s Village Gondola parking lot. The covered parking lot is on your right.

Or for faster access to the slopes and terrain park, continue on Highway 40 another 1/2 mile. Turn right at the Main entrance and park in the Main Lot for convenient slope-side parking near the new Main Lodge.

From San Francisco
Take the Bay Bridge to Interstate 80, head east toward Sacramento/Reno. Just before you reach Donner Summit look for the “Sugar Bowl Next Exit” sign then exit at the Norden/Soda Springs off ramp. Turn right on Highway 40 eastbound, and continue 3 miles to Sugar Bowl’s Village Gondola parking lot. The covered parking lot is on your right.

Or for faster access to the slopes and terrain park, continue on Highway 40 another 1/2 mile to the Main Lot and convenient slopeside parking beside the new Main Lodge.

From San Jose
To get to Interstate 80 eastbound, there are 2 options: 1) Take Highway 880 north about 40 miles to 80 east toward Sacramento. 2) Or take Highway 680 north. Connect to Highway 80 east (at Fairfield). Take Hwy 80 east toward Sacramento/Reno.

When you reach Sacramento, take Hwy 80 toward Reno. When you see the “Sugar Bowl Next Exit” sign on I-80, just before Donner Summit, exit at the Norden/Soda Springs exit. Turn right on Highway 40 eastbound, and continue 3 miles to Sugar Bowl’s Village Gondola parking lot. The covered parking lot is on your right.

Or for faster access to the slopes and terrain park, continue on Highway 40 another 1/2 mile to the Main Lot and convenient slopeside parking beside the new Main Lodge.

From Tahoe City
Take Highway 89 north to Highway 80. Continue under the freeway to Donner Pass Road at the Gateway Shopping Center in Truckee. Turn left on Donner Pass Road and follow it past Donner Lake, three miles up and over the summit. Note: Donner Pass Road (Highway 40) is frequently maintained and open as conditions permit. It’s the fastest route from Truckee, and much quicker than Interstate 80. Call 530-426-1111 for road updates.

Turn left at Sugar Bowl’s Main Entrance for convenient slopeside parking near the new Main Lodge and quick access to our express quads and terrain parks.

Or for a fun, scenic ride aboard the Village Gondola, continue 1/2 mile to the Village Gondola parking area.

From Truckee
Take Donner Pass Road past Donner Lake. Head three miles up and over the summit. Note: Donner Pass Road (Highway 40) is frequently maintained and open as conditions permit. It’s the fastest route from Truckee, and much quicker than Interstate 80. Call 530-426-1111 for road updates.

Turn left at Sugar Bowl’s Main Entrance for convenient slopeside parking near the new Main Lodge.

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