DONNER SUMMIT, Calif. – Sugar Bowl Resort will close for the ski season on April 14. The resort, which also operates Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort, reports the snow depth at the summit at 118 inches, and at the base at 25 inches.
Skiers have one more day to explore Sugar Bowl’s four peaks.
“We had a great year, from early-season powder days to mid-season groomers and sunny spring days to wrap things up,” John Monson, Sugar Bowl director of sales and marketing, said. “Bringing Royal Gorge Cross Country back to its once and former glory this season was especially rewarding. We look forward to even more skiers and riders enjoying both resorts next year.”
One-day lift tickets purchased during the remainder of the current season can be used toward the purchase of a 2013-2014 season pass (up to an $80 value.)
Sugar Bowl will host a Passholder Appreciation Party, with a free barbecue at the lodge, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 14.
New or experienced skiers also can take advantage of General Admission Days. All-day ticket holders get free equipment rentals and a free two-hour lesson.
Sugar Bowl hosted several ski and board races this season, including the finale of the Rahlves Banzai Tour and the Women’s and Men’s Freestyle Hill Climb race in the United States Ski & Snowboard Association SuperTour finals.
During the 2012-2013 season, Sugar Bowl also assumed operations of Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort under an agreement with the Truckee Donner Land Trust and the Trust for Public Land. Royal Gorge is the United States’ largest cross country resort, with approximately 6,000 acres of terrain and 200 kilometers of trails.
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.