Sugar Bowl celebrates 85th season with new grooming equipment, ski racing venue

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort

UPDATE: Targeted opening now Dec. 1

This season, Sugar Bowl is celebrating its 85th anniversary and was the first ski area in California to install a chairlift when it opened in December 1939. Sugar Bowl has invested in the on-mountain experience with new snow grooming and transportation equipment, a new ski racing speed venue, a new warming hut, along with retail and Lodge overhauls. The Dining Room will also be open for lunch and dinner this season.

Sugar Rush | Don’t miss out this season on the region’s newest tubing area, which debuted in December 2022. The 10-lane tubing center is located off Judah Road and features a 400-foot magic carpet along with a snow play area. Open weekends and holiday periods.

Sugar Bowl expansion | Sugar Bowl is planning a large resort development that will see the new base area moved to Judah, according to president & CEO Bridget Legnavsky. The resort is hoping to break ground on the expansion in 2025, she said.

Uphill access | The Uphill Travel Policy has been modified this season. Uphill travel is not permitted on Mt. Disney and Crow’s after 4 p.m. daily due to snowcat operations, including cat-winching. After 4 p.m., use approved routes on Mt. Lincoln or Mt. Judah only.

Uphill travel requires a valid season pass or Uphill-Only Season Pass. No uphill day tickets will be available this season. Find travel route status and backcountry reports at |


TBA | Silver Belt Freeride event

TBA | Banked Slalom

TBA | Uphiller

TBA | Tiki Pond Skim