Sugar Bowl set for Thanksgiving opening

Sun Staff report

DONNER SUMMIT, Calif. and#8212; With an upper-mountain base of 20 inches and more than 55 inches of natural snow falling so far and#8212; with more in the forecast and#8212; Sugar Bowl Resort plans to open for the 2011/12 ski season Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.

Resort Operators were pleasantly surprised on Sunday morning with more than 12 inches of fresh snow atop Mt. Lincoln. And with colder snowmaking temps and yet another storm system forecast to move in late Wednesday, all mountain operations were put into motion for a Thanksgiving Day ski and ride holiday.

Conditions permitting, operational plans will be as follows:

and#8226; Thursday, Nov. 24: Open through the Judah Portal only, with both White Pine and Jerome Hill lifts spinning. Lift Ticket prices will be $52 Adult; $45 Young Adult/Senior; and $20 Child/Super Senior.

and#8226; Friday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 27: Open through the Judah Portal only, with White Pine, Jerome Hill, Christmas Tree, Mt. Lincoln and Nob Hill lifts spinning. Lift Ticket prices TBD.

and#8226; CLOSED Monday, Nov. 28 through Thursday, Dec, 1.

and#8226; Re-opening Friday, Dec. 1, with lifts and terrain announced based upon current conditions.

Skiers and riders should stay tuned to for all opening day information, including projected lift openings and terrain status. Early-season operating plans are dependent upon conditions.

Sugar Bowl season passes and Daily CORE passes are still on sale for the 2011/12 season, available by calling (530) 426-6783 or online at

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