North America’s largest XC resort, Royal Gorge offers 200km of groomed trails across 6,000 acres of pristine terrain, on six distinct track systems featuring eight different warming huts. From classic striding to XC skating snowshoeing, snowkiting and even fat tire snowbiking, Royal Gorge offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy scenic winter adventures with some of the finest views in the Sierra. Under new ownership and operation of neighboring Sugar Bowl Resort, Royal Gorge skiers are rejoicing at extensive enhancement and improvements, as Royal Gorge is on a triumphant return to its once & former glory



  • Trail Classification

  • Trails: 75
  • Beginner: 30%
  • Intermediate: 50%
  • Advanced: 20%


Sugar Bowl-Royal Gorge has a history of making an impact. Beyond boasting the most extensive XC ski terrain in North America and the oldest resort in Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl-Royal Gorge proudly commits itself to being a positive force in local community endeavors to bolster education, the arts, and the health and well-being of our residents and the Tahoe Basin. A visionary leader in the numerous communities it serves, Sugar Bowl-Royal Gorge increases its impact by supporting the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, whose inexhaustible philanthropic efforts support more than 200 nonprofits and 180 different types of funds, scholarships and grants. Through their combined efforts, TTCF and Sugar Bowl-Royal Gorge demonstrate effective community leadership and environmental stewardship. Sugar Bowl-Royal Gorge owners and staff further involve themselves within the community by serving on various non-profit and philanthropic boards demonstrating their deeply rooted desire to make our communities a better place to live.

  • 2019/2020 Tahoe50 Perks

  • Transferable Pass
  • No black out dates