Destination guide

Get a taste of the sweet life in Sugar Bowl

Rising nearly 7,000 feet above sea level, Sugar Bowl is a seasonal resort in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. A major ski and snowboard destination, it boasts 1,650 acres of skiable area, with more than 100 runs for skiers of all levels. It's also a short drive from both Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe, and the area around your Sugar Bowl vacation rental offers loads of summertime activities as well. You'll find plenty of hiking, camping, and fishing areas on the surrounding slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Activities

Sugar Bowl – it's all downhill from here

First up: strap on your skis and hit those slopes! With everything from newbie hills to black diamond runs – and a total height of 1,500 vertical feet – you're sure to find the ideal ski situation regardless of your skill level. And it's not just downhill – you can enjoy snowboarding, snowtubing, and cross-country skiing as well. After a long day on the slopes, you can sample California cuisine at 1 of the many restaurants on the mountain, or wind down at 1 of the 3 on-mountain bars.

Weather

Sugar Bowl's winter weather – snow far, snow good

Sugar Bowl has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, which means warm, dry summers, and cold winters with plenty of snowfall. Summers are mild and dry, with highs in the low 80s in July and August. Winters are generally cold – December highs peak around 40ºF, and lows can dip into the teens as late as April. Since Sugar Bowl is seasonal, the resort is only open during the colder months, but the area has lots to offer during the rest of the year, and you're likely to find lower rates on rentals in the area during the milder spring and fall months.

Natural features

The audacity of slopes – Sugar Bowl's mountain splendor

Along a pass in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sugar Bowl sits a lofty 6,883 feet above sea level. The nearby Tahoe National Forest features wooded slopes, rocky mountain peaks, and celebrated wildflower meadows, as well as a number of rivers and lakes. It's home to a wealth of wildlife species, and eagle-eyed visitors can spot deer, coyotes, and bobcats, and even the occasional black bear. Your Sugar Bowl vacation rental will put northern California's most majestic scenery right outside your door.

Where to stay around Sugar Bowl Resort?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,725 vacation rentals near Sugar Bowl Resort. From 203 Cabins to 980 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sugar Bowl Resort for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sugar Bowl Resort?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sugar Bowl Resort:

  • Squaw Valley Resort: 217 vacation rentals
  • Serene Lakes: 376 vacation rentals
  • Alpine Meadows Ski Resort: 2,116 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe Tavern: 161 vacation rentals
  • Donner Lake Woods: 85 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sugar Bowl Resort?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sugar Bowl Resort. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Disney Express Ski Lift: 3,390 vacation rentals
  • Jerome Hill Express Ski Lift: 3,419 vacation rentals
  • Mount Judah Express Ski Lift: 3,419 vacation rentals
  • Mount Lincoln Express Ski Lift: 3,454 vacation rentals
  • Crow's Nest Ski Lift: 3,387 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sugar Bowl Resort listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Sugar Bowl Resort?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 203 Cabins in Sugar Bowl Resort. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sugar Bowl Resort include:

  • Houses: 980 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 203 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 396 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sugar Bowl Resort?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,044 vacation rentals with pool available in Sugar Bowl Resort. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.