DONNER SUMMIT, CA, Nov. 25, 2016 – Sugar Bowl has announced it will open on Friday, November 25 with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on 1,500 vertical feet of terrain. The Mt. Lincoln Express, Christmas Tree, and Nob Hill chairlifts will operate from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Access to the resort will be through both the Gondola and by parking at Judah Lodge for a short walk into the Village. Judah Lodge and Jerome Hill Express will also be open to provide access to the Mid-Mountain lifts and to the Village Base. Judah Lodge services will include F&B, rental, retail and tickets along with restrooms. For up to the minute operational updates please visit

Royal Gorge XC will also open Friday offering 40 km of groomed trails from Summit and Village Stations with full services offered from 8:30am-4:00pm. Visit for complete opening day information.

Recent cold storms have delivered more than two and a half feet of natural snow to Sugar Bowl, which has been supplemented by continuous snowmaking while temperatures have allowed over the last two weeks, together creating some of the best opening day conditions in the west. “We are thrilled to be opening early again this season with fantastic early season conditions,” stated Greg Dallas, Sugar Bowl president and CEO, “and with more snow in the forecast, we will be looking to open more terrain in coming days.”

Lift Tickets will be sold at the main Gondola Entrance off Donner Pass Road and in Village Tickets; please visit Judah Special Tickets for your Season Pass fulfillments. For opening day lift ticket pricing, visit All other product descriptions and pricing are available through

The Village and Judah Rentals and Retail shops, as well as the Finish Line Tuning Shop will be open from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Ski and Board School will be offering Private Lessons and First Timer Lessons out of the Village Base Area only.