Lake Tahoe Skiing: Sugar Bowl Resort
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    In 1938 Walt Disney was among the visionaries who helped choose this picture-perfect location, and placed upon it the first chair lift in California. What Mr. Disney and his fellow adventurers found was a prime location near Donner Summit; a place of precipitous peaks, steep narrow chutes and wide open bowls. But more than that, they picked a spot that receives more snow than almost anywhere in North America. On average, Sugar Bowl receives more than 500 inches of snow per year.

    Facts

    Top elevation: 8,383 feet
    Vertical drop: 1,500 feet
    Peaks: 4
    Acres: 1,500
    Trails: 84
    Average snowfall: 500 inches
    Longest run: 3+ miles
    Grooming: 500 acres
    Snowmaking: 375 acres
    Base elevation: 6,883 feet
    Family Park: Nob Hill
    Steepest Run: The Palisades
    Best Kept Secret: Strawberry Fields
    Terrain Park:  Judah


    Lifts

    Total Lifts: 12
    5 High-Speed Express Quads
    2 Fixed Grip Quads
    3 Fixed Grip Doubles
    1 Gondola
    1 Surface Lift


    Difficulty

    Beginning trails: 17%
    Intermediate trails: 45%
    Advanced trails: 38%


    Hours

    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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