Skiing in Boreal Mountain, Truckee, California USA

Vertical Drop:
500 feet/152.4 meters
Elevation summit:
7700 feet/2347 meters
Base Elevation :
7200 feet/2195 meters
Skiable area:
380 acres/1.54 km²
Elevation Village:
6330 feet/1929 meters
Boreal Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in Soda Springs, near Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Nearest city is Truckee and the resort is on Highway 80, in the west of the city.

Typically, it is the first spot to have opened with snow activities in Northern California. It is the perfect place for skiers. It is the only resort in the country that offers night skiing in the night super-pipe.

The resort added a new Magic Carpet in 2007 and a high speed mountain chair lift in 2008. Many features include boxes, c-boxes, wave box, handrails, super half pipe and a 15-step staircase. Average snowfall is at 400 in/1016 cm and its vertical is at 500 ft/152.4 m. Top elevation is at 7700 ft/2347 m and base elevation at 7200 ft/2195 m.

Skiable area covers 380 ac/1.54 km². It offers totally 41 runs. The longest run is 1 mi/1.6 km. The terrain is 30% for beginners, 55% for intermediate and 15% for advanced skiers. There are also lanes for tubing. The lift system has 8 lifts with 2 quads, 2 moving carpets, 1 double and 3 doubles.  Snowmaking is at 75% to 80% terrain coverage.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM South Lake Tahoe
40 miles/64.37 km, 1 hour 5 minutes
Via West shore: Go West on Highway 50. Merge on to Highway 89 North towards Tahoe City. Turn Right onto Nevada SR 28 towards Kings Beach. Via East shore: Go East on Highway 50. Turn Left onto Nevada SR 28 towards Incline Village and Kings Beach.Turn Right/Left onto Highway 267 in Kings Beach.Continue on Highway 267 for 6 miles over Brockway Summit.Turn Left onto Northstar Dr.
BY CAR FROM Sacramento
107 miles/172.20 km, 1 hour 49 minutes
Take Interstate 80 East/West to exit #188B/#188, Hwy 267. Turn Right/Left onto Highway 267 heading South.Continue on Highway 267 for approximately 6 miles through Martis Valley.Turn Right onto Northstar Drive.
Sacramento International Airport,
115 miles/185.07 km

Amtrak serves the entire USA. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.


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