Sugar Bowl Resort | Royal Gorge XC

It's a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.

Since its founding in 1939, Sugar Bowl has been consistently recognized as a mountain that delivers great snow, diverse terrain and outstanding customer service. Our unique resort community and the way we work together is an important part of our heritage and is demonstrated in the way we respect and care for our guests, our homeowners, and each other.

Located atop of Donner Summit in the Tahoe National Forest of Northern California. About 15 minutes from Truckee, CA and 25 minutes from Lake Tahoe.

About Sugar Bowl Resort | Royal Gorge XC

Proudly Independent! 

Steeped in tradition yet modern in amenities, Sugar Bowl has been serving up some of the best skiing and riding in the Tahoe region since 1939.  Offering vast and varied terrain that both challenges the experts and accommodates the beginners, Sugar Bowl boasts 1,500 acres and 1,500 vertical (with an open boundary policy for access to the backcountry), 4 peaks, three progressive terrain parks, and the most annual snowfall in North Lake Tahoe at 500” annual average (over 800” in 10/11 alone!).  As the closest major Tahoe resort to Sacramento and the Bay Area, guests enjoy convenient access with hundreds of slope-side parking spots.  And with a charm and character ever-present, Sugar Bowl truly offers a unique and memorable ski & ride experience that few resorts in all of ski country can match.

Royal Gorge, America’s Largest Cross Country Ski Resort!

Royal Gorge offers the most diverse trail system with over 200 kilometers of groomed terrain —not to mention the most spectacular views in the entire Tahoe region.

A full-service resort complete with equipment rentals, ski school, and dining, the job possibilities are endless! Come check out what we have to offer and enjoy all the perks Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge have to offer.

The Employee Experience

We cultivate a friendly, safe and rewarding work environment, highlighting the pure pleasure of skiing and riding while making the most out of every day.

Ideal Candidate

Love of the outdoors, respect for nature, resort life, work hard and of course play hard!  Respect for yourself and others around you.  Teamwork and work-family vibes!

Room and Board

We know how difficult finding suitable housing in our highly desirable location is –we make our accommodations available to those who demonstrate their commitment to Sugar Bowl | Royal Gorge Resort. In order to ensure that each department can meet its staffing needs for the season, housing units are allocated on a department-by-department basis. Team members must be 21 years or older to live in employee housing.

We have nearly 150 beds for seasonal employees. We have additional housing units which serve as home to year-round managers and supervisors, and to certain key resort positions as well.

Some of our housing is located within the resort, and much of it is located along Donner Pass Road from 1-3 miles from our main gate. Most of these units are dorm-style, with shared facilities.

Employee Perks

Working at Sugar Bowl has its advantages

  • Free Unrestricted Season Pass
  • Season Passes for dependents (some restrictions apply)
  • Health benefits now offered to seasonal employees
  • Flexible schedules
  • Housing opportunities
  • 50% off food in the day lodges
  • Rental and retail discounts
  • Free lessons (some restrictions apply)
  • A variety of employee activities including: parties, dinners, races, and bus trips to surrounding areas.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Sugar Bowl offers a free shuttle service for our employees from the nearby towns of Truckee and Soda Springs, and from our housing facilities to the resort. It operates daily from Mid December until April.

For Fun

Recreational opportunities abound in the Lake Tahoe region. Besides skiing and boarding, the region offers snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, shopping, nightlife, and fantastic restaurants.

How to Apply

Please complete our online application by clicking on Apply Here.

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