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Snow Kiting in Soda Springs Ski Resort, Truckee, California USA

Season :
November to May
Wind Direction:
southwest, west and northwest
Level:
advanced
Wind speed:
10 mph/16 kph
Soda Springs ski resort is located near Soda Springs, Nevada County, California, USA. Soda Springs ski resort is just off of Highway 80, near the Donner Summit.

It is the perfect place to snow kite. The terrain is very dangerous and challenging, but also one of the most rewarding. Because of the significant drop off, it is suggested that you shouldn’t get near to the eastern ridge. It is easy to keep your distance. Season for snow kiting is from November to May.

Wind direction is southwest, west and northwest. Level is advanced, so you should be an expert to snow kite at this spot. Launch is made on an open ridge line with multiple launch locations. Forecast is 10 mph or more southwest, west and northwest.

It is highly recommended, if you want to snow kite at this spot, to contact KGB for updates on conditions.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Reno
49.6 miles/79.82 km, 1 hour 21 minutes
Take interstate 80 west to Trruckee. For the latest route from Truckee, take the last Truckee exit at Donner Pass Road.
BY CAR FROM Sacramento
91.6 miles/147.42 km, 1 hour 34 minutes
Take interstate 80 east, towards Donner Summit. Then exit at the Norden/Soda Springs off ramp, Exit 174. Turn right on Highway 40 eastbound, and continue 3 miles to Sugar Bowl's Village Gondola parking lot. The covered parking lot is on your right. Or for faster access to the slopes and terrain park, continue on Highway 40 another 1/2 mile. Turn right at the Main entrance and park in the Main Lot for convenient slope-side parking near the new Main Lodge.
BY CAR FROM San Francisco
178 miles/286.46 km, 2 hours 51 minutes
Take the Bay Bridge to Interstate 80, head east towards Sacramento/Reno. Just before you reach Donner Summit look for the "Sugar Bowl Next Exit" sign then exit at the Norden/Soda Springs off ramp. Turn right on Highway 40 eastbound, and continue 3 miles to Sugar Bowl's Village Gondola parking lot. The covered parking lot is on your right. Or for faster access to the slopes and terrain park, continue on Highway 40 another 1/2 mile to the Main Lot and convenient slope-side parking beside the new Main Lodge.
BY CAR FROM San Jose
208 miles/334.74 km, 3 hours 18 minutes
When you reach Sacramento, take Hwy 80 towards Reno. When you see the "Sugar Bowl Next Exit" sign on I-80, just before Donner Summit, exit at the Norden/Soda Springs exit. Turn right on Highway 40 eastbound, and continue 3 miles to Sugar Bowl's Village Gondola parking lot. The covered parking lot is on your right.
BY CAR FROM Tahoe City
22.1 miles/35.56 km, 34 minutes
Take Highway 89 north to Highway 80. Continue under the freeway to Donner Pass Road at the Gateway Shopping Center in Truckee. Turn left on Donner Pass Road and follow it past Donner Lake, three miles up and over the summit. Note: Donner Pass Road (Highway 40) is frequently maintained and open as conditions permit. It's the fastest route from Truckee, and much quicker than Interstate 80. Turn left at Sugar Bowl's Main Entrance for convenient slope-side parking near the new Main Lodge and quick access to our express quads and terrain parks. Or for a fun, scenic ride aboard the Village Gondola, continue 1/2 mile to the Village Gondola parking area.
BY CAR FROM Truckee
9.5 miles/15.29 km, 18 minutes
Take Donner Pass Road past Donner Lake. Head three miles up and over the summit. Note: Donner Pass Road (Highway 40) is frequently maintained and open as conditions permit. It's the fastest route from Truckee, and much quicker than Interstate 80. Turn left at Sugar Bowl's Main Entrance for convenient slope side parking near the new Main Lodge.
BY AIR
Sacramento International Airport,
100 miles/160.93km
BY TRAIN

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