Sugar Bowl Receives Awards For Environmental Stewardship


(Donner Summit, Calif.) – The Ski Area Citizens' Coalition (SACC) issued its annual Ski Area Report Card, naming Sugar Bowl Resort as one of the top ten resorts nationwide, earning an overall grade of “A.” The annual report card is issued based upon a resort’s efforts to protect habitats and watersheds, address global climate change, and implement environmental policies.

In addition to national recognition by the SACC, Sugar Bowl also received the California Department Of Resource Recycling and Recovery Waste Reduction Award. In 2010 Sugar Bowl diverted 177 tons of waste, translating to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to taking 94 cars off the road for a year, and a cost savings of more than $10,000. This is the third year the resort has received a Waste Reduction Award by the State of California.

Sugar Bowl’s environmental efforts are designed and implemented by the resort’s environmental committee, comprised of resort employees and the newly created Energy Conservation Lead position, meeting monthly to brainstorm ideas and improve existing programs.  For more information on Sugar Bowl's environmental efforts visit

Steeped in tradition and modern in amenities, Sugar Bowl Resort has been California owned & operated since 1939. For more information visit or call (530) 426-9000.