Sugar Bowl Resort | Royal Gorge XC

It's your turn! Work and Play at Sugar Bowl Resort | Royal Gorge XC near Tahoe!

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.

Sugar Bowl enjoys many natural attributes including four distinct alpine peaks, Tahoe’s deepest snow, close proximity to the Bay Area, and a world-class location atop Donner Summit.

About Sugar Bowl Resort | Royal Gorge XC

Work, Live, Play at Sugar Bowl!

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 slopeside 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.


To provide a safe working environment and ensure consistent daily operations, Sugar Bowl Resort is requiring that all staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of November 15, 2021.

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.

Room and Board

We highly suggest you find accommodations in the Donner Summit or Truckee area. However, Sugar Bowl does offer, for a fee, employee housing to qualified staff members.

Dorms: Dorms owned by Sugar Bowl house 2-3 people per room with community bathrooms. Prices are affordable, ranging from $350 up to $450 per month including all utilities. Dorm rooms are located at our Summit House, Village, and Donner Summit Lodge locations (dorms are located on and offsite).

For all rooms, you must bring your own linens/pillows/towels. You must also bring a HEAVY comforter with you for your top sheet. Additionally, we cannot determine whether you will have a twin or double bed until you arrive, so bring a sleeping bag and buy sheets after you get here.

Employee Perks

Working at Sugar Bowl has its advantages

  • Free Unrestricted Season Pass
  • Season Passes for dependents (some restrictions apply)
  • 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.

Or email a member of our Recruiting Team at 

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