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Related Regions: Sierra Nevada, Northern California, California, United States, North America, Lake Tahoe

Elevation

  • 7352ft
    Summit
  • 652ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 6700ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    23%

  • Intermediate Runs

    31%

  • Advanced Runs

    46%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    18

  • Longest Run

    0.4 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    200 ac

  • Snow Making

    20 ac

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Overview

Soda Springs is one of America's original ski resorts, established in 1931. In fact, it’s the oldest operating ski area in California. It has become a cost-saving alternative to the larger Lake Tahoe resorts. It is the first resort located off Interstate 80 in California at the Donner Summit. The resort features two lifts, a tubing carpet and 2 moving carpets. The resort is a favorite among beginners and intermediates.

Where Is Soda Springs Ski Resort Located?

The resort is about a 20-minute drive from Truckee, California, and about 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe. The nearest airport is Sacramento, and it is a one-and-a-half-hour drive to the ski resort. The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is served by most major airlines.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/30/201904/19/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    150
  • Projected Days Open
    144
  • Years Open
    83
  • Average Snowfall
    400"

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Terrain

Soda Springs ski resort has 400 inches of annual snowfall – along with 240 days of sunshine. Vertical rise is 550 feet with the base elevation at 6,750 feet and the summit at 7,300 feet. There are 15 trails, broken out as follows: 30% beginner, 40% intermediate and 30% advanced. The terrain is spread out over 200 acres. Snowboarding and snow tubing area available on the mountain.

There are learn to ski and snowboard programs for people ages 8 and older. There are also private kids’ lessons. The Soda Springs Mountain Resort’s Rental Services offers ski and snowboard rentals as well as lift tickets, lesson packages, demo equipment, helmets and more. It is located on the first floor of the Main Lodge. This is a great resort for families.

Breakfast

  • Donner Lake Kitchen is a venerable local restaurant specializing in pancakes and omelets. 13720 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161

Lunch

  • Squeeze In is the perfect spot for both breakfast and lunch, especially if you like breakfast all day long. 10060 Donner Pass Road B, Truckee, CA 96161

Dinner

  • Trokay is an upscale restaurant that specializes in food and wine pairings. 10046 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161
  • For a more casual restaurant, Old 40 Bar & Grill serves up homemade pies and comfort food. 19320 Donner Pass Road, Norden, CA 95724

Après/Nightlife

  • Belt Room Bar has an expansive deck to sit on and watch the sunset while you sip your drink of choice. 629 Sugar Bowl Road, Norden, CA 95724

Soda Springs Reviews

Laks Pusuluri
27th December 20184
We took a season pass , so it is best deal for kids to learn skiing when they Are beginners. That resort...Full review
robert
13th June 20165
My family bought season passes for Soda Springs and had a great year. ~$400 total for 4 season passes with no blackout...Full review
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