Boreal Mountain Resort, North Lake Tahoe, CA

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Boreal Mountain Resort near Lake Tahoe and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Boreal Mountain Resort is a family-friendly ski and snowboard area located on Boreal Ridge at the Donner Summit, west of Truckee, California. The ski area is only 90miles/145km from Sacramento, California and is […]

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Boreal Mountain Resort near Lake Tahoe and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Boreal Mountain Resort is a family-friendly ski and snowboard area located on Boreal Ridge at the Donner Summit, west of Truckee, California. The ski area is only 90miles/145km from Sacramento, California and is adjacent to Interstate 80 or I-80. The ski area opened in 1964 and since then has been providing a great winter experience for over 50 years to snow seeking enthusiasts of all types. Today, Boreal Mountain Resort has grown into a ski area that features 34 runs that are accessible by 8 lifts and suitable for all ability levels. The ski area is divided into 5 unique zones each offering a different experience. The zones are Accelerator, Beginner, 49er, Cedar Ridge and Flying Dutchman. Boreal has earned a reputation as a place where terrain park lovers can come and enhance their skill set. It is also the only ski area in the Lake Tahoe region to offer night skiing 7 days a week. A unique feature at Boreal is the Woodard Tahoe, one-of-a-kind indoor training facility where you can improve your skills before taking to the slopes. Boreal Mountain Resort is known for its great atmosphere and provides a varied selection of things to do for everyone in the family.

On the Slopes

  • Boreal Mountain Resort provides snowmaking coverage on nearly 80% of the mountain when Mother Nature is not so generous. The lift systems are positioned to allow ease of movement for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy the entire mountain.
  • If you love terrain parks, you have a choice of 8 different parks at Boreal each with a different theme and challenge for all skill levels. Remember to ride with care.
  • Boreal Mountain Resort features many types of ski and snowboards lessons ranging from group, private and children’s program to Ride with Woodward and the 360 Program. Their dedicated instructors will boost your confidence level while taking your skiing or snowboarding to the next level.

Off the Slopes

  • There is no lodging at Boreal Mountain Resort. However, the town of Truckee, which is located east of the ski area provides a good selection of lodging, dining, and shopping options.
  • If you are considering working at Boreal Mountain Resort, there is employee housing available for up to 130 people. The accommodations are close to the ski area and provide bunk bed style beds, WI-FI, microwaves, TV’s, and fridges in each room.
  • Playland Snow Tubing is a popular family-fun activity at Boreal Mountain Resort. There are two dedicated moving carpets and quality groomed tubing lanes. Passes are sold on an all day or 90-minute session basis.
  • Nightlife, extended shopping, and dining options are limited at Boreal Mountain Resort. However, The Boreal Bar is located on the 3rd floor of the base lodge features a relaxing atmosphere after a great day on the slopes. Moondoe’s Café, the Waffle Cabin, and the Boreal Eatery are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and are located on the 2nd floor.
  • Stop by the Underground Sports retail shop located on the first floor of the Boreal Base Lodge for any items that you need. They carry the most popular brands in the industry.
  • Truckee Transit operates from Dec to Mar and will take you from town to the slopes for a fee of $2.50 (each way). Transit is free for Boreal employees.

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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
500 ft / 152 m

Base Elevation:
7200 ft / 2195 m

Summit Elevation:
7700 ft / 2347 m

Skiable Area:
480 acres

Average Snowfall:
400 in / 1016 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 34

Beginner: 8 (24%)

Intermediate: 11 (32%)

Advanced: 15 (44%)

Expert: 0 (0%)

Terrain Parks: 8

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: Yes

Half / Mini Pipe: Yes

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free and Paid

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: No

Adaptive Ski Programs: Limited

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Reno NV , 46mi / 74km

Nearest Major City:
Reno NV, 42mi / 68km

Nearest Town/City:
Truckee CA, 10mi / 16km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: N/A

Direct Phone: 530-426-3666

Snow Phone: 530-426-3666

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 17 to Apr 15

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
9:00am to 9:00pm : See website for any updates.

Night Skiing: Nightly

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 8

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0

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Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 1

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 1

Triples: 3

Doubles: 1

Surface Lifts: 2

Lodging

Mountainside: No

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Reno-Tahoe Intl Airport  (RNO)
Distance: 46 mi / 74 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Sacramento Intl Airport  (SMF)
Distance: 98 mi / 158 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

More Helpful Links

I-80 Traffic Cams