Good work, Curbdiverse. Some of you guessed correctly that round 5 of our trivia game, Skispotter, featured one of Lake Tahoe's smaller resorts, and a certain film and business magnate responsible for the creation of some of the world's most beloved cartoon characters.
The answer to Skispotter is Sugar Bowl, and the peak in question is Mt. Disney. Located on Donner Pass, near Truckee, Sugar Bowl was established by Austrian entrepreneur/ski instructor Hans Schroll. Needing investors, Schroll turned to some of his wealthy clients, including Walt Disney. Disney put up the then-princely sum of $2,500 for the resort, and in return, had a peak named in his honor. The first chairlift in California delivered skiers to the summit of Mt. Disney. And there you have it: Sugar Bowl/Mt. Disney. Stay tuned for next week's Skispotter, and don't forget to send us your photos or ideas.
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