Structure Type: built works - recreation areas and structures - sports complexes

Designers: Wurster, William W., Architect (firm); William Wilson Wurster (architect)

Dates: constructed 1939

3 stories

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629 Sugar Bowl Road
Norden, CA 95724

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San Francisco architect William W. Wurster (1895-1973) designed the Sugar Bowl Lodge for Austrian-born skiier, Hannes Schroll (1909-1985), President of the Sugar Bowl Corporation. Financial backers of the investment company included Wellington Henderson, Sherman Chickering and Donald Gregory, all of whom were acquainted with architect Wurster. Wurster designed Henderson's Hillsborough, CA, residence, and had worked with the Gregory and Chickering Families on houses in the 1920s and 1930s.

According to his biographer, Michael Barrier, Walt Disney (1901-1966) invested some of the money that he raked in from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio and Bambi in the late 1930s, in Austrian-born skiier Hannes Schroll's ski resort venture at the snow-rich location of Sugar Bowl. (See Michael Barrier, The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney, [Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007], p. 134.) Tel: 530.426.9000 (2012) As a result of Disney's investment, Schroll named a nearby peak, "Mount Disney."

PCAD id: 17530