Boreal Mountain Resort, Truckee

#4 of 6 in Winter Sports in Truckee
Ski Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Boreal Mountain Resort is a ski area in Soda Springs, near the Lake Tahoe area of California. It has nine chairlifts and offers night skiing until 9 pm. It is owned by Powdr Corporation.

Located on Highway 80, West of Truckee, California, Boreal is typically the first area to open for skiing and snowboarding in Northern California. For the 2017-2018 season, Boreal was the first resort to open in all of California, opening on November 8, 2017. Although it is relatively small compared to other Tahoe area resorts, Boreal hosted the US Snowboarding Grand Prix in 2009.

Boreal added a new Magic Carpet for the 2007 season and a high-speed mid-mountain chair lift for the 2008 season. The Terrain park is the main feature for many "park" skiers and snowboarders. Features include handrails, boxes, super half-pipe, as well as new features such as c-boxes, a 15-step staircase, and a wave box. The family snow play area, called "Playland" has been redesigned and features snow tubing and snow play for the entire family. Playland snow tubing is accessible from the Magic Carpet surface lift.
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  • For beginners learning to ski, this is a convenient ski resort that has relatively easy slopes to learn on. With young kids in the family, the lift ticket pricing is really reasonable, as compared to....  more »
  • This is a ski area that is very easy to get to because it is right on I-80. And it's a no-frills place that has reasonable prices. Well-maintained.  more »

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