Located at Lake Tahoe, California, Sugar Bowl Academy is a fully accredited college preparatory high school for competitive skiers. It's a world-class ski academy for Alpine, Nordic and Freeride athletes.


Do you want to pursue ski racing at the highest level? Then our Alpine Ski Racing program is for you. We build year-round athletic calendars taking into account your ability, experience and physical condition and tailored to your goals. Whether you want to make the U.S. Ski Team, race for an NCAA or USCSA collegiate program, we'll provide you with every opportunity to take your skills as far as they can go.


Throughout the competition season, you'll be on-snow five to six days per week, either training or racing. While at Sugar Bowl, your daily training schedule will allow time for all facets of alpine ski racing including on-snow training, video analysis, physical recovery and equipment maintenance.

Watch our Men's U19 FIS Team training in Europe in the fall of 2017:


The preparation period begins after the final race of the season — and we'll be ready with a comprehensive offering of on-snow camps. We recommend that you find time to ski at least 30 days prior to December 1st, but if you’re looking for more, we offer that too.

We plan camps locally (Tahoe and Mammoth), nationally (Mt. Hood and Colorado) and abroad (Chile, New Zealand, Europe) to enable you to be on-snow up to 60 days before the ski racing season begins. You’re encouraged to work with our coaches and find out what makes most sense for your family — one size does not fit all. We provide the opportunities; you take advantage.

2019-2020 prep period and projects

  • May Camp

    • Project #1: May (Sugar Bowl, CA)
      May 9-12, 2019 - 4 days on-snow
      Open to: All full time SBSTA
      Estimated Project Cost: $200


  • A private race arena at Sugar Bowl Resort accessed by a high-speed quad, outfitted with a cutting-edge watering system and dedicated snowmaking equipment.
  • Multiple full-length Giant Slalom and speed training venues at Sugar Bowl Resort as well as alternate training venues at neighboring resorts to ensure the appropriate variety in terrain.
  • Unique ski-in/ski-out access to 1,500 vertical feet, 1,700 acres and 13 lifts.