Boreal Mountain Resort
|Boreal Mountain Resort|
Boreal Mountain from the lodge
|Nearest city||Truckee, California|
|Top elevation||7,700 ft (2,300 m)|
|Base elevation||7,200 ft (2,200 m)|
|Skiable area||380 acres (150 ha)|
|Longest run||1 mi (1.6 km)|
|Lift system||8 lifts: 2 quads, 3 triples, 1 double, 2 moving carpets|
|Snowfall||400 in (1,000 cm)|
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 handrails, boxes, super half-pipe, as well as new features such as c-boxes, a 15-step staircase, and a wave box. The family snowplay area, called "Playland" has been redesigned and features snow tubing and snowplay for the entire family. Playland snowtubing is accessible from the Magic Carpet surface lift.