This is also one of the best places around Lake Tahoe
if you are so inclined). It is found a few miles south of i-80
at the 'real' Donner Pass
(the one 80 goes through is a little bit higher, but a shorter route.) Sugar Bowl
is known for getting really nice powder
in the form of soft, dry, grainy snow that looks a bit like sugar
, thus the name. The highest elevations here are above 8200 feet and the resort is situated in an area that gets lots of snow and is easy to access from the highway
. You should always remember to have tire chains
with you if you are heading up highway 80, or anywhere else in the Sierras.
Lift tickets usually run around 45 dollars.