It was reported in a January, 1940, issue of the Sierra Sun that there were 5,000 automobiles parked along the 3 mile stretch of Highway 40 between Soda Springs and Donner Summit for the opening of Sugar Bowl. Traffic control was handled by 2, yes 2!, highway patrolmen who were kept busy for 10 hours convoying single lines of traffic over the 3 mile section of road. I am never going to complain about the congestion again!
There are 2 upcoming ski events for Donner Summit:
Feb 26 at Sugar Bowl: Jam for the Cure- Sugar Bowl joins with Boarding for Breast Cancer and the HERA Foundation. There will be a rail jam in the Switching Yard Terrain Park. Call Sugar Bowl for info 530-426-9000.

Feb 5 at Royal Gorge: 10k Snowshoe Race benefiting the Donner Summit Historical Society.  Contact Royal Gorge for info 530-426-3871.