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Tahoe real estate: Sugar Bowl releases 17 luxury home sites

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The Summit Crossing neighborhood is set among a truly authentic European-style mountain village that offers plenty of summer fun, too.
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NORDEN, Calif. — Sugar Bowl ski resort recently announced the release of the last remaining home sites offered at Summit Crossing, a lively trailside community designed for sophisticated adventure seekers. This is a resort community and ownership experience that is unique to all of ski country.

“The Village at Sugar Bowl offers a truly authentic alternative to the slopeside ski resort experience,” says Jeff Hamilton with Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, the brokerage representing this exclusive offering. “This community has attracted a high caliber of buyers who saw something missing from the more ‘commercial’ ski resort villages. Sugar Bowl offers privacy and modern amenities combined with a European-style mountain experience that can’t be duplicated anywhere else.”

In winter months, cars are left behind and the Village is transformed into a charming snowbound enclave. The streets become snowy avenues with direct-connect access to the slopes of Sugar Bowl and the trails of Royal Gorge, America’s largest cross country trail system.

Imagine parking your car then taking a gondola to the Village. From there you and your family are delivered to your front door via a comfortable, heated snow cat. Kids play in the snow until dusk and family and friends gather to create lifelong memories.

“It’s pretty fantastic to see the streets come alive with skiers instead of cars,” says Hamilton. “It feels like you’re part of something special and real.”

Adding to the unique experience is the fact that homeowners don’t just live on the mountain; they own it. A concept that Sugar Bowl calls “Lots for Lifts” means that proceeds from real estate get put right back into the resort improvements such as new chair lifts, facilities and Villager amenities.

According to Sugar Bowl, this “guarantees reinvestment into the mountain, adding modern touches in all the right places.”

Ownership at Sugar Bowl’s Summit Crossing includes private homeowner events, Express Line privileges that send you straight to the front of the lift lines, and 24-hour VIP Village Services to attend to your family’s every need and ensure your home is warm and inviting upon arrival. Village staff will even deliver your Whole Foods groceries directly to your door by snow cat (Village Services fees apply).

An exciting amenity for homeowners, the new Sporthaus, includes a pool, spas, sauna, steam rooms, state-of-the-art training/fitness facility, massage rooms and yoga studio with regular classes.

For families with students and up-and-coming athletes, Sugar Bowl Academy, a world-class college preparatory school, is located right at the base of the mountain. Kids can complement academic success with athletic development as part of the Sugar Bowl Ski Team program.

The ski team is recognized for producing competitive athletes with sights on the World Cup and Olympics, however, the program caters to every skill level with a focus on developing character, athletes, friends and memories for the whole family.

In summer, this community provides an escape from crowds alongside a connection to both nature and adventure. Homeowners enjoy front-door access to miles of wildflower-decorated hiking trails and some of Tahoe’s best mountain biking trails, as well as trails throughout the Village that connect Villagers to Sugar Bowl’s private Lake Mary, where homeowners can swim, paddleboard, boat and fish in a serene setting.

“Summer on the Summit,” as it’s referred to, also includes a variety of Sugar Bowl hosted summer camps for the kids and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

This year-round playground is recognized as Lake Tahoe’s closest major ski resort to San Francisco and just minutes to historic Downtown Truckee which is becoming a hot spot for foodies with its notable array of fine dining options. For out-of-region owners and business travelers, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is conveniently located within an hour’s drive.

Ready to build your legacy property? Start from scratch on one of only 17 remaining homesites or tailor one of the thoughtfully predesigned homes to suit your lifestyle. Regardless of how you approach the new home vision, Sugar Bowl’s optional project management team is committed to making the building process for all owners seamless, simple and financially savvy. Homesites start at $395,000.

Options are available for those looking for move-in-ready ownership, including a brand new contemporary-style home that is currently under construction and will be ready to enjoy before Christmas 2017.

Contact Hamilton to learn about the limited ownership opportunities at this unique mountain community. Call 530-412-2645 or email jhamilton@sierrasothebysrealty.com.

This article was submitted by Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, with eight office locations throughout Lake Tahoe and Truckee: Incline Village, South Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley, Stateline/Village at Heavenly, Tahoe City Gallery, Tahoe Donner, Downtown Truckee and Tahoe City Lakeside. Visit sierrasothebysrealty.com to learn more.