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.



Juggling a full college preparatory course load while training and competing at the highest levels is no easy task  — that’s the nature of a ski academy. But the good news is we understand this, so we make sure that the academic and athletic peaks won't coincide.


2019 - 2020 Sugar Bowl Academy Calendar

While the academic year runs from August to June, our calendar actually runs the entire year, from June to June, and is designed around your training and competition schedules. Rigorous college preparatory course loads in the fall and spring are reduced during the winter months to accommodate your training and travel demands.

Similarly, our daily schedules are designed to facilitate your academic, athletic, and personal growth. In the fall and spring, your seven-hour academic day is broken up by two conditioning sessions; during the winter, you'll ski for three to four hours before four to five hours of academic work.


In the fall and spring, every day every day starts with a 60-minute strength and conditioning session.

The academic day runs 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. All classes meet for 60 or 90 minutes. Throughout the week, there are additional blocks scheduled for all-school meetings and homeroom.

Every day ends with a conditioning session until 5:30 PM.

See a sample fall/spring schedule.


During the winter months (December 2nd - February 27th), we have a unique schedule, ideal for on-snow training, designed to complement our rigorous academic demands.

Monday Mandatory rest day 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM
Tuesday-Thursday On snow: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conditioning: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
1:15 PM to 5:10 PM
Friday On snow: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday-Sunday On snow: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM