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.


Our program promotes the value of hard work and perseverance, emphasizes a positive atmosphere, stresses long term athletic development through sport science, and challenges and supports student-athletes by pushing them beyond what they think they can achieve.


Athletic development is focused on the long term, emphasizing ultimate peak performance rather than success at the next competition. You'll be pushed to develop strong understandings of all factors that may affect your performance including technique, tactics, strength and conditioning, injury prevention and recovery, psychological training, and equipment. You'll have access to year-round training and competition programs allowing you to develop broadly and achieve excellence at every level.


Through a myriad of tools, athletic staff members will differentiate your instruction, training and competition plans to challenge and support your specific needs.

Through athlete-centered and community-based programs, you'll be supported in your pursuit of individualized performance-based goals.


Athletic staff members will consistently monitor and evaluate your progress and adapt training tactics as necessary.

Your coaches and trainers will take advantage of the latest, scientifically based methods and tools to ensure that each training and preparation opportunity is as productive and efficient as possible.


  • 300+ days of sunshine.
  • 500+ inches of snow each season.
  • Ski-in/ski-out academy — Roll out of bed and onto the trails.
  • Supervised access to unrivaled backcountry terrain.
  • 103 Trails across 1,700 acres and 4 peaks.
  • 6,000 acres in North America's largest XC resort
"I still get nostalgic when I think about my years on the summit, and I regard my choice to go to school at Sugar Bowl Academy as one of the best decisions I've ever made."