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.

Explore outside the bounds.

We're going to take you beyond the classroom and traditional "book learning" with amazing adventures and hands-on opportunities designed to ignite your passions and infuse you with direct, real-world experience.

Experiential Education (XeD) Adventures

Backpack along 24 miles of Northern California coastline. Become open-water SCUBA certified. Build your own bicycle and explore what makes Denmark the "happiest nation in the world." Hike up to Machu Picchu. Visit the Forbidden City and walk along the Great Wall of China. Learn how to fly fish. Pound nails for Habitat for Humanity. Learn about the environment you train in every day.

2017 - 2018 XED Offerings

Hands on, brains on

To us, "hands on" means "brains on" and all neurons firing. The more you experience firsthand, the more the lesson is ingrained in you. That's why we offer a range of comminity-building and co-curricular activities from drama, to Model UN, to the Century Ride, to weeklong experiential education adventures.

"I went backpacking for the first time. We learned how to make fires and survive in the wilderness. We saw whales, dolphins, sea lions, starfish, crabs, deer, mice, snakes and insects!"

— SBA Student