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Boreal Mountain Resort Ski Resort

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Overview

Located on Interstate 80 along Lake Tahoe, Boreal Mountain Resort is one of the easiest resorts to access from Northern California and Nevada. Boasting almost 80% snowmaking coverage, Boreal is one of the first Lake Tahoe resorts to open each winter. The mountain averages 400 inches of snowfall per season alongside 240 days of sunshine a year.

The resort is home to family friendly terrain combined with more advanced intermediate trails. The resort is known for having a great atmosphere and provides spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.

Where Is Boreal Mountain Ski Resort Located?

You can drive to Boreal Mountain from San Francisco (3 hours), Sacramento (1.5 hours) and Reno (45 minutes). All these cities have airports served by many different airlines.

Transportation

36-room motel at slope. Lodges and motels available in Soda Springs three miles away.

Restaurants

Breakfast Places

  • Squeeze In is a local chain that creates amazing Bloody Mary’s and omelets. 10060 Donner Pass Road B, Truckee, CA 96161

Our Favorite Lunch Spots

  • Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market serves up fresh seafood sandwiches and amazing mountain views. 10089 W River St, Truckee, CA 96161

Dinner

  • For a hearty, Northern Italian-inspired dinner, head to Pianeta. Take advantage of the extensive wine list. 10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161

Apres/Nightlife

  • Truckee Tavern and Grill offers nightly specials, including happy hour specials, in a rustic atmosphere. 10118 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161

Terrain

Terrain

The ski resort has 41 runs that are spread across 380 acres of skier and rider accessible terrain, which are served by 8 lifts. Family friendly and freestyler friendly, Boreal is also home to several progressive terrain parks, including a 13-foot minipipe. Boreal also hosts the Woodward Tahoe training facilities for those looking to sharpen their skills all year long. 

The top elevation is 7,700 feet, and the base elevation is 7,200 feet. The breakout of runs is 30% beginner, 55% intermediate and 15% advanced. The longest run is one mile.

Inside Scoop

Boreal Mountain Resort provides a cafeteria with a bar and lounge. Ski and snowboarding lessons are offered for all ability levels. The Woodward Tahoe facility is open year round and features summer camps, specialty programs and pricing. The resort offers half and full-day children programs with progression zones that can help build skills.

You can save money on Boreal lift tickets if you buy them online, and they’re also slightly cheaper during the week than on the weekends.

Plan Your Trip

Boreal Mountain Resort Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

105"
65"
44"
22"
0"
25"
Dec
87"
Jan
48"
Feb
28"
Mar
0"
Apr

Terrain Overview

26%
Beginners Runs
29%
Intermediate Runs
44%
Advanced Runs
34
Runs in Total
1 mi
Longest Run
380 ac
Skiable Terrain
200 ac
Night Skiing
200 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 8

1
High Speed Quads
1
Quad Chairs
3
Triple Chairs
1
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

7700'
Summit
500'
Vertical Drop
7200'
Base

Important Dates

October 29, 20212021/10/29
Projected Opening
April 17, 20222022/04/17
Projected Closing
141
Projected Days Open
150
Days Open Last Year
56
Years Open
400"
Average Snowfall
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