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Best Downhill Ski Rentals and Tours in CA - Truckee

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Black Tie Ski Delivery Boreal Mtn
FROM$50 per day
5.0
Based on 77 reviews

With Black Tie Ski Rentals’ delivery service, you can book top-of-the-line ski and snowboard gear before you arrive, and relax as your equipment is delivered right to your accomodation. Save 10% by booking on TripOutside! read more

Black Tie Ski Delivery Northstar
FROM$50 per day
5.0
Based on 77 reviews

With Black Tie Ski Rentals’ delivery service, you can book top-of-the-line ski and snowboard gear before you arrive, and relax as your equipment is delivered right to your Northstar accomodation. Save 10% by booking on TripOutside! read more

Black Tie Ski Delivery Sugar Bowl
FROM$50 per day
5.0
Based on 77 reviews

With Black Tie Ski Rentals’ delivery service, you can book top-of-the-line ski and snowboard gear before you arrive, and relax as your equipment is delivered right to your Sugar Bowl accomodation. Save 10% by booking on TripOutside! read more

TrueNorth – Ritz Carlton
FROM$67 per day
4.5
Based on 28 reviews

Slopeside ski and snowboard rental with TrueNorth conveniently located in the Ritz Carlton. Easy on-mountain pickup or free delivery, plus free ski valet. Save up to 20% by booking online! Pick up gear any time after 3pm the day before your rental. Free cancellation up to 24 hours before reservation.read more

Northstar – Performance Demo
FROM$67 per day
4.2
Based on 24 reviews

Rent premium ski and snowboard equipment with Northstar Performance Demo located right at the base of Northstar Resort in Truckee. Save up to 20% by booking online! Easy pickup or free delivery option. Pick up gear any time after 3pm the day before your rental! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before reservation.read more

Northstar – Village Rental
FROM$51 per day
4.0
Based on 21 reviews

Rent your ski and snowboard equipment with Northstar Village Rental located in the Northstar Resort Village. Save up to 20% by booking online! Easy pickup or free delivery option. Pick up gear any time after 3pm the day before your rental! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before reservation.read more

Northstar Adventure Center
FROM$75 per day
4.0
Based on 1 reviews

Rent your ski and snowboard equipment with Northstar Adventure Center in the Northstar Resort Village. Save up to 20% by booking online! Easy pickup or free delivery option. Pick up gear any time after 3pm the day before your rental! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before reservation.read more

TRUCKEE CALIFORNIA SKI RESORTS

The Truckee area has a plethora of ski resorts, with six main ski areas nearby.  Even the city of Truckee averages over 200 inches of snow annually, which makes it one of the snowiest cities in the US.  The quaint town, with it’s happening restaurant and entertainment scene, makes a great base camp for visiting these superb Northern California ski resorts.

Northstar California Resort – 7 miles

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area – 7 miles

Sugar Bowl Resort – 10 miles

Boreal Mountain Resort – 10 miles

Soda Springs Mountain Resort – 13 miles

Donner Ski Ranch – 16 miles

SKI RESORTS IN TRUCKEE & NORTH TAHOE

BOREAL MOUNTAIN

Just a 3 hour drive from San Francisco and 45 minutes from Reno, Boreal Mountain Resort is located along Interstate 80 with easy access from both Northern California and Nevada.  Boreal is one of the first Lake Tahoe resorts to open each winter due to it’s snowmaking abilities.  Though it is a smaller resort by major ski resort standards, with 34 trails across it’s 480 acres, it offers a variety of family friendly terrain and spectacular views of the Tahoe area. The resort averages 400 inches of snowfall per season.

Click here for the interactive Boreal Mountain trail map.

BOREAL MOUNTAIN STATS

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
Total Trails: 34
Beginner: 8 (24%)
Intermediate: 11 (32%)
Advanced: 15 (44%)
Expert:  0 (0%)
Terrain Parks & Pipes: 8
Snow Cross: No
Super Pipe: Yes
Half Pipe: Yes
Jib Park: Yes

NORTHSTAR RESORT

Located just 15 minutes from Truckee, Northstar Resort is one of the most popular resorts in North Tahoe.  The resort was recommended by Travel + Leisure as the “premier family destination,” and Northstar is continuously regarded as the mountain that makes guests from both near and far feel right at home.  With 60% of Northstar’s 97 trails dedicated to intermediates, this resort is a great place for intermediate skiers to play and practice.  For the advanced skiers and riders, the ski area also features 347 acres of gate-accessible advanced terrain.

Click here for the interactive Northstar trail map.

NORTHSTAR STATS

Base Elevation: 6,330 ft
Summit Elevation: 8,610 ft
Total Acres of Skiable Terrain: 3,170
Vertical Rise: 2,280 ft
Number of Trails: 100
Annual Snowfall: 350 inches
Longest Run: 1.4 miles
Terrain Parks: 9
Lifts: 20
Easiest: 13%
Intermediate: 60%
Advanced: 27%

SUGAR BOWL RESORT

Sugar Bowl is one of the oldest ski resorts in California, and has ties to Austrian ski culture and Hollywood.  The resort was the first in California to have a chairlift, and also built the West’s first gondola.

Although it is smaller than some of the larger Tahoe area ski resorts, it offers terrain for those new to the sport as well as experts.  Runs are spread across four peaks and 1500 acres, and served by 12 lifts. The incredible 500 inches of annual snowfall, and the fact that it is the closest ski resort to the Bay area, make it a popular choice in Northern California.

Click here for the interactive Sugar Bowl trail map.

SUGAR BOWL STATS

Base Elevation: 6,883 ft
Summit Elevation: 8,383 ft
Total Acres of Skiable Terrain: 1,650
Vertical Rise: 1,500 ft
Number of Trails: 105
Annual Snowfall: 500 inches
Longest Run: 3 miles
Lifts: 12
Easiest: 15%
Intermediate: 45%
Advanced: 28%
Expert: 12%
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