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.

Your home away from home.

Roughly a third of Sugar Bowl Academy student-athletes live on campus in the residence hall during the school year.

Our residential life program emphasizes respect for one’s self and others, cooperation, healthy relationships, trust, and independence. This framework allows you to develop personal responsibility with opportunities to exercise good judgment and manage your personal time.

The program will also encourage you to have fun and experience life beyond Donner Summit. Evening weekday activities include Trivia Nights, cookie decorating, Master Chef cooking competitions, and soccer matches. On the weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to catch a Reno Aces ball game, master an escape room challenge, go swimming at the lake, go camping, and battle each other at paintball or go-kart racing. 



The small size and low resident to staff ratio of the residential life program will allow you to receive personalized attention on a daily basis. In the family-like atmosphere fostered in the residence hall, residential staff members enjoy being a part of the development of student-athletes beyond the classroom and the hill — and both residents and faculty thrive on the relationships that result. We are excited to be your home away from home and provide you with a safe, comfortable, and nurturing atmosphere where you have the tools to succeed.


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"Being a part of Residential Life at Sugar Bowl Academy is really an inspiring experience. We get to guide a great group of kids as they grow through their unique high school experience."