Snowboarding 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 snowboarders. It is the only resort in the country that offers night snowboarding in the night super-pipe.

The resort added a new Magic Carpet in 2007 and a high speed mountain chair lift in 2008. Although it is rather small in comparison with other ski resorts in Tahoe Area, the US Snowboarding Grand Prix has been hosted in this location in 2009. 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 snowboarders.

There are also lanes for tubing. The lift system provides 8 lifts with 2 quads, 2 moving carpets, 1 double and 3 doubles.  Snowmaking is at 75% to 80% terrain coverage.