Dec 08 2012

Event: Sugar Bowl hosts apres ski BC Ball


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Sugar Bowl ski resort, the Tahoe’s most backcountry friendly resort will be hosting a Backcountry Ball next Sunday, Dec. 16th from 3pm to 6pm upstairs in the Judah Lodge.

What: Apres Ski Backcountry Ball

When: Sunday, Dec. 16th from 3pm — 6pm

Cost: FREE

Both seasoned backcountry skiers and resort skiers curious about what lies beyond the resort boundary will have the chance to preview the latest backcountry gear, talk to experts and learn about guided backcountry trips at Sugar Bowl Resort’s après ski Backcountry Ball event on Sunday, Dec. 16.

Sugar Bowl Ski Ambassador Daron Rahlves will host the event, ski brands such as Atomic will showcase their latest backcountry-specific gear, and informational booths by organizations including Alpine Skills International and the Sierra Snowkite Center will educate skiers and riders on the local backcountry offerings.

“Sugar Bowl’s commitment to backcountry skiing goes beyond a simple open boundary policy,” said John Monson, Director of Marketing for Sugar Bowl Resort. “As the only resort in Tahoe with a full-service backcountry adventure center, we provide education, information and training for everyone from the novice backcountry skier to the seasoned veteran. The Backcountry Ball celebrates Sugar Bowl’s commitment to backcountry skiing.”

Backcountry skiing’s popularity has grown rapidly in the last five years as advancements in gear provide easier access to more backcountry terrain. Sugar Bowl’s open boundary policy and expansive neighboring backcountry terrain has made it a favorite destination of skiers and riders interested in both lift-assisted backcountry skiing and long backcountry tours in world-class terrain.

Sugar Bowl Resort responded to that demand by partnering with internationally acclaimed guide service Alpine Skills International to open the resort’s Backcountry Adventure Center, a full-service backcountry guide, rental and education center in 2009.

Backcountry Ball attendees can talk with Alpine Skills International guides about the season-long schedule of guided tours, avalanche education workshops and other services offered at Sugar Bowl’s Backcountry Adventure Center.

The event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Coldstream Room upstairs in the Mt. Judah Lodge. The Backcountry Ball is free and open to all members of the public.