If you’re a frequent skier or snowboarder at Sugar Bowl ski resort in Lake Tahoe, here is some good news for the upcoming season.
Sugar Bowl recently announced it will make $20 million in upgrades, including a new chairlift that opens an entire new peak to lift-served skiing and riding, a new fitness and aquatic center, and a ski-in/ski-out campus for Sugar Bowl Academy.
These investments represent some of the largest upgrades the resort has undertaken since expanding the Mt. Judah side of the resort to include the Judah Day Lodge and slopeside parking lots. The current projects span all aspects of the resort’s operation by increasing ski terrain, upgrading off-slope amenities, and constructing a permanent slopeside home for the West’s most prominent ski academy.
Crow’s Peak Chairlift
Sugar Bowl is currently installing a new chairlift this summer, improving lift-serviced access to advanced and expert terrain on the west side of the resort.
The Crow’s Peak chairlift, a fixed-grip Doppelmayr triple, will provide lift-served skiing and riding in the Strawberry Fields area of the mountain, just below Crow’s Nest Peak.
The Strawberry Fields area is currently hike-to terrain accessed from the Disney Express Chair, so the new Crow’s Peak chair will greatly improve fall line skiing, increasing the overall terrain and vertical for skiers to enjoy.
At nearly 1,000 vertical feet, the new lift will run to the top of Crow's Nest Peak, with the top terminal located just looker's left of the peak itself. The terrain enhancements will include two new groomed runs, excellent tree skiing through glades, chutes and cliffs, and also provide a wind-protected area on inclement weather days.
The new lift’s bottom terminal is located just above the cross country trails of Royal Gorge’s Van Norden Meadow, physically bringing the two resorts, both under the management of Sugar Bowl, closer together.