Lake Tahoe is well known for developing world-class skiers and winter Olympians. The Sugar Bowl Academy [SBA] nestled in a quaint European-style ski village at the base of Sugar Bowl ski resort is recognized for nurturing that talent while providing top level academics.
In fact, Sugar Bowl Academy is the only school in California to focus its sports program entirely on skiing – downhill, nordic and freeride.
There are about 20 similar ski academies across the U.S. in Colorado, Idaho, Utah and on the East Coast. “Sugar Bowl Academy is unique among ski academies in that it is located right on the mountain allowing for training and school to integrate and for immersion in the full mountain lifestyle,” says Sidney Scott. A Sugar Bowl homeowner and parent of SBA students, Scott says the benefits of having a ski academy in your back yard really set Sugar Bowl apart during their search for the perfect mountain home and lifestyle.
For those seeking a similar experience, look no further than 790 Twinberry located in the heart of Sugar Bowl’s trailside village. Situated just steps from the Sugar Bowl Academy, this newly built mountain modern-designed home is being offered with one year of tuition to the Academy — a $35,000 value.
“The home is designed to maximize all that Sugar Bowl has to offer,” says Scott. The coveted central village location offers convenient proximity to the Sporthaus, to Sugar Bowl Academy, and to year-round parking, a perk that you won’t find with most Sugar Bowl homes in the winter. Other features include sunny exposure, an open floor plan that can accommodate the whole gang and big panoramic views of all the major peaks. Extra storage for all the winter and summer toys completes this home as the perfect retreat for families pursuing a college prep / ski academy experience or for those who simply seek a slower paced mountain lifestyle.
“This community is attracting a high caliber of buyers who see something missing from the more ‘commercial’ ski resort villages,” says Jeff Hamilton of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty. “For many, the ski academy is one of the missing elements and sellers are nurturing that connection to the community.” Hamilton a former winter Olympian and parent of an SBA graduate says, “It is one of the few academies offering a ski-in, ski out experience at the base of a world class mountain that backs to one of the largest nordic centers in America.”
The village itself is designed for those seeking true mountain charm. “Sugar Bowl offers an authenticity that you won’t find in many of the mountain communities where the connection to nature feels more and more ‘manufactured’,” says Hamilton.
“The consistent theme among villagers is the feeling that they are comfortable letting their kids play outside and explore with other kids knowing they are safe and looked after by their neighbors.”
In the winter, this couldn’t be truer as the streets are transformed into cross country ski trails with no automobile access. Cars are left behind as homeowners are transported to their upscale residence via a comfortable, heated snow cat. “This place was designed for sophisticated adventure seekers,” says Hamilton. “Once the snow falls, it becomes a snowbound village with an authentic European feel,” he adds. “It’s pretty fantastic to see the streets come alive with skiers and kids towing sleds instead of cars.”
In summer, homeowners have front-door access to miles of hiking and biking trails with bursts of wildflowers decorating the hillsides and meadows. Trails also connect to Sugar Bowl’s private Lake Mary, an oasis for swimming, paddle boarding, boating and fishing. “Summer on the Summit,” as it’s referred to, also includes a variety of popular summer camps for kids, an outdoor lakefront dinning series and activities for the whole family.
Privacy is another important factor in choosing to own at Sugar Bowl. “Villagers know they can expect a high level of service coupled with a discreet, intimate natural setting, says Hamilton. “It’s like stepping back in time but you still have all the modern amenities and services.”
Amenities include private homeowner events, express line privileges and 24-hour VIP village services such as grocery delivery and house warming prior to a homeowner’s arrival. Owners and SBA students share access to the Sporthaus, which includes a pool, spa, sauna, steam rooms, world-class training and fitness facilities, massage rooms and yoga classes.
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SBA was founded in 1998 by Tricia Hellman Gibbs, a former U.S. Ski Team athlete whose father founded a ski academy in Vermont, the Stratton Mountain School. The school offers an 8th-12th grade independent college preparatory boarding and day high school designed for competitive alpine, nordic and freeride skiers. Sugar Bowl 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.