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.



Every year, student-athletes from all over the country and world spend 8th through 12th grade pursuing their passions and striving towards big goals. Very quickly, they'll become your extended family.

But it's not just the student-athletes that make Sugar Bowl Academy what it is. It's the teachers, coaches, and staff that truly make this a supportive community. Not only are they dedicated to helping you learn and grow as skiers and as global citizens, but they will be your mentors, advisors, and guardians.

Their commitment to you and the Academy extends well beyond the school day. From making delicious meals (everyone loves Taco Tuesdays) and creating meaningful XeD experiences, they make Sugar Bowl Academy a home away from home, whether you're a day student or living in the residential hall.

And you have the opportunity to be a mentor, too. There are over 400 Sugar Bowl Ski Team members ages 4+ who will consider you a superhero. Which is appropriate. Because this program takes a superhero level of commitment.

Whole Child Program

At the center of Sugar Bowl Academy's mission is a deep commitment to your intellectual, physical, and social and emotional development. Respectful, inspirational, and close relationships with all members of the school community promote grit, grace, and courage as you strive to become a passionate global citizen.

You will be matched with a staff member who will serve as your Point Person for your time at the Academy. Your Point Person will be your champion, mentor, shoulder to lean on, and guide through your journey as a student-athlete. Formal meetings at least once a month to review your goals, successes, and struggles will be something you look forward to and depend on.

"Although ski academies will always be considered 'unconventional,' it is the eccentricities of Sugar Bowl Academy that make it a priceless learning experience. Where else are students close enough with their teachers or coaches that they share stories, dinners, games, trips and even clothes?"