Lake Tahoe Skiing: Boreal
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    Escape the couch. Escape to Boreal, located off Interstate 80 atop Donner Summit, just 90 minutes from Sacramento, 35 minutes from Reno and only 8 miles from Truckee. Escaping has never been easier. Boreal is the closest and most affordable ski resort in northern California.A leader in the terrain parks, Boreal offers terrain park features throughout the mountain for all ability levels. Boreal Mountain Resort offsets 100 percent of its electricity by purchasing green power. The resort also prides itself on becoming the first in northern California to fire up its chairlifts each season.


    Average snowfall: 400 inches
    Snowmaking: 75 to 80 percent terrain coverage 
    Top elevation: 7,700 feet
    Vertical rise: 500 feet
    Rideable acres: 380
    Longest run: 1 mile
    Terrain: 41 trails
    Base elevation: 7,200 feet
    Sledding for kids


    Lifts: Boreal has 3 quads, 3 triples, 1 double, 2 moving carpets, 1 moving carpet at tube park.


    Beginning trails: 30%
    Intermediate trails: 55%
    Advanced Trails: 15%

    Lift hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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