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Sugar Bowl Resort

Sugar Bowl Resort

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Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

59

Rank in
Region

7

Rank in
State

7

Best time for snow at
Sugar Bowl Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Sugar Bowl Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Tuesday
Day
8-12"
Night
5-8"
Wednesday
Day
1-2"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
10-14"
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on the way
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LAX to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$505
SEA to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
Alaska
$595
MSP to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$671
EWR to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$692
SFO to RNO
depart Fri Feb 24
return Sun Feb 26
United
$708
DFW to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$789
ORD to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$863
IAD to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$885
BOS to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$1,000
ATL to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$1,029
IAH to RNO
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$1,137
True Snow: 450" per year
Snow Quality Rank

33

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

18

Sugar Bowl Resort is ranked No. 18 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
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% of days with more than 6" of snow

18.5%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

38.6%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

21.8%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

18

Sugar Bowl Resort is ranked No. 18 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

33

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Sugar Bowl Resort

Core Strengths
Snow Volume
rank
18
score
73.6
Snow Quality
rank
33
score
70.0
Travel Ease
rank
55
score
73.6

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1500 ft

8383 ft
Base Elevation: 6883 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Sugar Bowl Resort

At Sugar Bowl 20.3% of winter days see 6 inches or more of snow and 41% of winter months see 90 inches or more. This is elite, blue-chip style snow frequency, rivaled only by a handful of areas in North America. However, Sierra snowfall is notoriously volatile, so 20% of winter months see less than 30 inches of snow. Sugar Bowl's base of 6,900 feet is low enough for it to see occasional winter rain. Sierra average snow density of 12% is not the blower of the Rockies but easily managed on modern fat rockered skis.

Accumulation and Preservation

With its ample snowfall Sugar Bowl averages about 3/4 open at Christmas, as good as anywhere in California. However, Sierra droughts can be extreme, so even the snowiest California areas are less than ¼ open at Christmas in the worst 15% of seasons. Sugar Bowl is predominantly north-facing but tops out at 8,400 feet, so overall snow preservation is about average for the Sierra.