SF Ski Bus to Sugar Bowl
Going skiing and snowboarding from San Francisco has never been easier. Day trip to the Lake Tahoe slopes.
ExperienceGet ready for a day of skiing or snowboarding. Whether you have never been before or have some experience, the Liftopia ski bus is the most convenient way to get to the mountains. You get round-trip transportation from your choice of several Bay Area pick-up locations to Sugar Bowl Resort in Lake Tahoe. Standard package includes transportation and a lift ticket, but you can choose bus-only if you have a pass. There are options for equipment rentals and lessons.
A trained Liftopia Host accompanies each trip to ensure the day runs smoothly. In addition to distributing lift tickets and rental & lesson vouchers, the Liftopia Host will answer questions and guide you through the process. If you are new to Sugar Bowl, the Liftopia Host can guide you to the best runs for your skill level and other resort tips.
About Sugar Bowl
Located just off I-80, Sugar Bowl is the closest major resort to Sacramento and the Bay Area. With 13 lifts servicing four iconic peaks and 98 trails, there is a wide variety of terrain for all levels.
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What You’ll Get
Frequently Asked Questions
No, lunch is not included in your ticket. There are multiple food options at the mountain, which can be found at their the base lodge or summit lodge.
Nope! One of the reasons for Liftopia Ski buses is to get more people out to the mountains. For first-timers from San Francisco we recommend a Learn to Ski/Snowboard package available on our Boreal Trip.
Goggles, gloves, ski pants, ski jacket, sun screen, and cash or a credit card for lunch at the mountain. If you are not renting equipment, you should also bring your own along.
Unfortunately, the bus transportation is only valid for use within a single day. This is to ensure that all of our customers have available seats for the return to journey to San Francisco on any given day.
Unfortunately, driving yourself is prohibited. We do this for logistical and liability reasons.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
- Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately.
- Skiing/Snowboarding/Tubing are physical activities.
- Minimum age is 18 years for ski/snowboard trips; 21 for tubing and brewery visits.
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Trip is nonrefundable. No full or partial refunds are given to customers who miss the event. In the event of a cancellation by the operator, your ticket will be fully refunded. Event subject to change/cancellation based on weather/river/snow level conditions. All trips run rain or shine; in the unlikely event of a cancellation you will be notified via email. For reschedules within 10 days of departure there is a $35 rescheduling fee per person. There are no reschedules or refunds for missing the bus or no-shows. Each ticket is good for one (1) person, unless specified otherwise. Trips involving alcohol are 21+ , valid ID required. All other trips are 18+. The deal is valid only for tickets on the date[s] of the event as listed and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates. Provided transportation by Liftopia and Sourced Adventures is required; you may not drive yourself. In order to attend any Liftopia Experience partnered with Sourced Adventure whether your ticket is purchased directly through Liftopia, Sourced Adventures, Inc. or any of their affiliates, distributors or partners you are required to sign and submit a copy of our release of liability waiver before departure. We will collect your waiver on-site and by attending you must agree to our release of liability terms outlines in our waiver.