The Lodge At Sugar Bowl

629 Sugarbowl Road, Norden

$US 315 per day

Starting Based on 2-3 people

  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains
  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

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The Lodge at Sugar Bowl is one of the few moderately priced Tahoe accommodations that is ski-in/ski-out. The historic lodge is casual and comfortable – kids of all ages are everywhere! Rooms are quirky and somewhat dated, but the phenomenal, convenient location makes up for any lack of polish. The staff is young, friendly, and available to help guests bring up, store, and take down your ski gear. The inviting lobby lounge is an ideal venue for family games and après-ski fun. Sugar Bowl is one of the best family ski areas in the Lake Tahoe area, open late November through early May.

Favorite Features

  • Toddler Fun: Comfortable atmosphere with young children
  • School Age Action: Easy access to a wide variety of winter sports
  • Cool For Teens: Small venue means teens can enjoy some independence
  • Ski-in/ski-out location
  • Family-friendly public areas
  • Variety of room options for families
  • Family-focused ski resort
  • Value-oriented pricing

Families Should Know

  • Open season is late Nov – early May
  • No air-conditioning
  • Some room categories are small
  • Guest rooms are quirky and somewhat dated
  • Very old heating system in rooms can make sleeping and temperature adjustment nearly impossible
  • Limited facilities and restaurants in village area
  • No elevator
  • Babysitting starts at $US 20 per hour
  • Kids’ pool not available
  • Free WIFI in rooms

Ciao Bambino Recommends For Ages:

  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens

More To Know & Do

Sports + Activities

  • alpine skiing/snowboarding
  • cross-country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • sledding/dogsledding
  • hiking

Local Excursions

  • All Tahoe ski resorts
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Donner Lake
  • Reno
  • South Shore Tahoe for gambling
  • Truckee


  • rooms and suites
  • TV/DVD player
  • lounge area with wood-burning fireplace and games
  • onsite restaurant and bar
  • WIFI in rooms and public areas
  • daily housekeeping
  • front desk for local assistance
  • babysitting on request
  • ski storage
  • private indoor parking