Season passes for 2012-13 season are on sale now for Sugar Bowl in Norden, CA!
When and how was Sugar Bowl Resort founded?
Sugar Bowl Resort was founded in 1939 by Hans Schroll and a small group of investors that included Walt Disney. Schroll had a dream of establishing a European-style resort and learned of the current property the resort occupies from some of his ski school customers in Yosemite. "When I saw the bowl at the foot of Mt Lincoln, I decided that was the place." said Schroll. Two years later, Sugar Bowl Resort opened for the first time on December 15, 1939.
The resort has come a long way since 1939!
Tell us about the best places to eat nearby.
The Dining Room in the Village Lodge. Chef Al Davis brings delectable California French inspired cuisine. See the 2011/2012 Menus here.
What is the best place to stay when visiting your area?
The Lodge at Sugar Bowl. The original lodge built in 1939 has a rustic feel with modern touches. Underground parking, short gondola ride to the snowbound Village and a classic alpine experience.
A lot of Ski Resorts have had an inconsistent snow season. How has it been for Sugar Bowl?
It started out pretty poor. March has been catching up, I think we’re up to 11 feet this month! That’s one of the most exciting developments this season.
1 of the 3 different parks that make up "The Switching Yard."
Which athletes do you follow?
Daron Rahlves & Jayson Hale. Daron and Jayson are our resident Olympic, X Games, World Cup champions. Daron has been hard at work with the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour which made it’s final stop in Sugar Bowl earlier this month. Jayson recently took home Bronze in the Winter X Games and has been giving lessons here at Sugar Bowl when his schedule allows.
I know the season is almost over, so what were some of the events Sugar Bowl hosted this season?
Aside from our regular clinics, avalanche clinics (SAC) and customer appreciation days we’ve had some unique and fun events here recently. Sugar Bowl teamed up with Boarding for Breast Cancer to Shred The Love. The resort held a rail jam in the Switching Yard Terrain Park. All entry fees from these events went to education, prevention and awareness of breast cancer. All proceeds from the rail jam were donated to these charities. Rahlves’ Silver Belt Banzai Super Final was here March 10-11. The Banzai is a simple format. 4 competitors at a time in ski / boarder cross format on a course set working with natural terrain and snow conditions. It was wild and fun!