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.


Norden, CA (June 12th, 2018) – Sugar Bowl Academy tenth grade student-athlete, Georgianna Sullivan was awarded the 2017 – 2018 Berlack/Astle Memorial Fast Skier Award. The award recognizes a deserving male and a deserving female U16 alpine skiers who excel both on and off the hill. Past recipients of the award also possess solid character, community involvement, and a passion for skiing. 

For thirteen years, Georgie has been a member of the Sugar Bowl Ski Team and is now a rising FIS athlete at Sugar Bowl Academy. Georgie brings a passion and dedication to the sport that is not seen often in young athletes. Says SBA Alpine Director Eric Harlow, “We are proud of Georgianna’s accomplishments as a U16 athlete and appreciative of her deep involvement in our close-knit community. She’s got lofty goals in the sport and her results show that she’s on track to achieving them.”

The Berlack/Astle Memorial Fast Skier Award is named after two USST alpine ski racers, Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle who were freeskiing in Solden, AUT as part of a USST training program and lost their lives in an avalanche. They were both dedicated passionate skiers both on and off the snow. This award is a strong representation of how these two young men lived their lives. 

The Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy (SBSTA) is a nationally recognized Alpine, Freeride, and Nordic ski team and ski academy that has produced multiple US Ski Team members, NCAA collegiate competitors, national champions in virtually all age groups, and numerous nationally ranked athletes.  Sugar Bowl Academy located in Norden CA is the country’s only ski in/ski out ski academy. Sugar Bowl Academy inspires and empowers passionate, highly motivated students, setting the stage for competitive skiers to seek and celebrate challenge with grit, grace and courage. Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy student-athletes thrive on the dual pursuit of rigorous academics and competitive skiing in an environment that celebrates hard work and the pursuit of worthy goals.