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Sugar Bowl Open Thanksgiving Weekend
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Over six feet of early season snow so far this season has allowed Sugar Bowl resort at Donner Summit to re-open for top-to-bottom skiing and riding this Thanksgiving weekend, with a forecast that calls for blue skies and beautiful weather.

Sugar Bowl will run the Lincoln Express, Disney Express and Nob Hill ski lifts from Thursday to Sunday this Thanksgiving Day weekend, giving Sugar Bowl skiers and riders access over 1,500 vertical feet of mountain terrain and 19 ski trails.

A series of Sierra storms set up Sugar Bowl for deep powder skiing on opening weekend, and Thanksgiving Day conditions are shaping up beautifully. A small storm that deposited over four inches of snow to the top of the mountain on Wednesday is forecast to give way to clear skies and mild weather over the weekend.

Access to Sugar Bowl will be limited to the Village Gondola, operating 6a.m. to 6p.m., with Village-side operations only. Village food and beverage will be operational, and Village Tickets will be open to accommodate ticketing and pass needs. Special tickets will also be open on the Mt. Judah side to assist with any season pass purchase and/or fulfillment needs. Lift tickets will be $67/day. Stay tuned to for operational updates (including opening plans for Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort, also available on, as snow and weather may mandate updates as needed.

For a video of Sugar Bowl’s opening weekend snow conditions, visit

Sugar Bowl Resort, California owned and operated since 1939, was recently voted a Top 25 resort in North America by Outside Magazine. For more information on Sugar Bowl Resort visit the website or call (530) 426-9000.