Tahoe Alpine Skiing

Sugar Bowl
By Peter Oliver
  |  Gorp.com

The basic Sugar Bowl recipe: Take everything you've got at Squaw, simmer until reduced by about a half, and add snow. I know that Squaw reports more snow in an average winter, but somehow the snow seems deeper and more plentiful at Sugar Bowl. After all, it's just a couple of miles from where the infamous Donner party got snowed in the grisly winter of 1847. Don't sell the Sugar Bowl steeps short even if they actually are short; there's some seriously challenging terrain here. The Mt. Judah skiing is best for intermediates; novices will do better across the road at Donner Ski Ranch.

Mountain Contact: Sugar Bowl


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