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Sugarloaf Ski Resort Guide

Sugarloaf, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length88km55 miles
Highest Lift1,290m4,232ft
Resort Height430m1,411ft
 Nearest AirportsDenver International and Colorado Springs
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The American ski resort of Sugarloaf is at an altitude of 430m1,411ft, with 88km55 miles of marked runs.


Sugarloaf has direct access to 88km55 miles of downhill skiing, with 129 marked pistes, served by a total of 15 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


Sugarloaf offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


Sugarloaf is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Sugarloaf.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'High Rigger (backside of snowfields)'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Sugarloaf?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Sugarloaf.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Sugarloaf

Ski Area Stats

Sugarloaf Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
5935km22 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
4024km15 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
3429km18 miles
Total Length
88km55 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
105km65 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Sugarloaf Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,290m4,232ft
Lowest Piste430m1,411ft
Resort Altitude (Sugarloaf)430m1,411ft
Max Vertical860m2,822ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Sugarloaf
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Sugarloaf?

This ski resort is in Boulder, Colorado, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Sugarloaf is Denver International, 67 minutes drive away.

Colorado Springs, Portland, Laramie and Vail/Eagle airports are all within three hours drive.

Denver International is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 15 ski lifts are able to uplift 21,805 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 80km50 miles of ski runs, with 1000 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Sugarloaf open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Sugarloaf, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Sugarloaf Tourist Office for the latest.

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