Boreal Mountain Resort is a ski area in Soda Springs
, near the Lake Tahoe area of California
. It has nine chair lifts and offers night skiing until 9 pm. It is owned by Powdr Corporation.
Located on Highway 80, West of Truckee
, California, Boreal typically is the first area to open for skiing and snowboarding in Northern California. 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 hand rails, boxes, super half pipe as well as new features such as c-boxes, a 15 step stair case, and a wave box. The family snowplay area, called "Playland" has been re-designed and features snow tubing and snowplay for the entire family. Playland snowtubing is accessible from the Magic Carpet surface lift.
Top elevation :
7,700 ft (2,300 m)
Base elevation :
7,200 ft (2,200 m)
Skiable area :
380 acres (150 ha)