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


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    Vertical Drop
  • 6700ft


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  • Longest Run

    0.4 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    200 ac

  • Snow Making

    20 ac


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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 Closing11/30/202004/19/2021
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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.


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

Jason undefined
10th March 20204
We have been taking our six year old daughter here for a few seasons now.Rentals and lift tickets are very affordable and...Full review
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
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