Season’s last runs at Sugar Bowl

Sugar Bowl Resort will be closing for the season at the end of the day on Sunday. Spring skiing will be in full swing until then, with the summit snow depth at 118 inches and the base snow depth at 25 inches.

“We had a great year, from early season powder days to mid-season groomers and sunny spring days to wrap things up,” said John Monson, the resort’s director of sales and marketing. “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 is hosting a weekend-long passholder appreciation party, April 13-14. All current and 2013-2014 pass holders are invited to enjoy live music with Lisa Phenix on Saturday at Judah Lodge. Also, enjoy a free barbecue at the Lodge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

New and experienced skiers also can take advantage of general admission days through the remainder of the season. That means all day lift ticket holders can get free equipment rentals and a free two-hour lesson during their visit.

Sugar Bowl has been home to some of the foremost skiing and boarding 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 Resort 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 America’s largest cross country resort with about 6,000 acres of terrain and 200 kilometers of trails.

Information: or call 530-426-9000.

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