Sugar Bowl Resort set to wrap up lively ski season

By: Special to the Journal
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Sugar Bowl Resort will be closing for the season at the end of the day Sunday after an impressive year with the Summit snow depth currently at 118 inches and the base snow depth at 25 inches.

Spring skiing will be in full swing over the next week. With temperatures in the mid-to-high 50s and 4 inches of new powder on the Summit from Sunday’s storm, now is the time to explore Sugar Bowl’s four majestic peaks.

“We had a great year, from early-season powder days to mid-season groomers and sunny spring days to wrap things up,” said John Monson, director of sales and marketing. “Bringing Royal Gorge Cross Country back to its once and former glory this season was especially rewarding. We look forward to even more skiers and riders enjoying both resorts next year.”

One -day lift tickets purchased during the remainder of the current season can be used toward the purchase of a 2013-2014 season pass.

Sugar Bowl is hosting a weekend-long Passholder Appreciate party Saturday and Sunday. All current and 2013-2014 pass holders are invited to enjoy live music with Lisa Phenix on Saturday at Judah Lodge. There will also be a free barbeque at the Lodge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

New or experienced skiers also can take advantage of General Admission days through the remainder of the season at Sugar Bowl. Every day is now a General Admission day which entitles all-day lift ticket holders to free equipment rentals and a free two-hour lesson.

Sugar Bowl has been home to some of the foremost skiing and boarding races this season; including, the finale of the Rahlves Banzai Tour and the Women’s and Men’s Freestyle Hill Climb race in the United States Ski & Snowboard Association SuperTour finals.

During the 2012-2013 season Sugar Bowl Resort also assumed operations of Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort under an agreement with the Truckee Donner Land Trust and the Trust for Public Land. Royal Gorge is America’s largest cross country resort with approximately 6,000 acres of terrain and 200 kilometers of trails.