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.
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.
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.
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.