Located on Interstate 80 along Lake Tahoe, Boreal Mountain Resort is one of the easiest resorts to access from Northern California and Nevada. Boasting almost 80% snowmaking coverage, Boreal is one of the first Lake Tahoe resorts to open each winter. The mountain averages 400 inches of snowfall per season alongside 240 days of sunshine a year.
The resort is home to family friendly terrain combined with more advanced intermediate trails. The resort is known for having a great atmosphere and provides spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.
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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|
|Terrain Parks & Pipes:||8|
SUGAR BOWL RESORT
One of the oldest ski resorts in California, Sugar Bowl has a storied past with ties to Austrian ski culture, Hollywood and Walt Disney. This special resort helped bring skiing to “sunny California,” was home to the state’s first chairlift, and the west’s first ski gondola.
Perched atop Tahoe’s Donner Summit, Sugar Bowl Resort is the closest major resort to Sacramento and the Bay Area. Sugar Bowl offers terrain to accommodate beginners and challenge experts, spreading across four peaks serviced by 12 lifts and 1500 acres with 500 inches of annual snowfall. Guests can access the resort through two portals–a quick ride on the historic gondola to the snow bound Village or slope side parking at the modern Mt. Judah Day Lodge.
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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|
Located in North Lake Tahoe, nothing beats escaping to Northstar to explore skiing, snowboarding and other winter activities. Acknowledged by Travel + Leisure as the “premier family destination,” Northstar is continuously regarded as the mountain that makes guests from both near and far feel right at home. Northstar’s 97 trails are skewed toward the intermediate skier (60%) but there also are 347 acres of gate-accessible advanced terrain.
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|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|