Boreal Mountain Resort

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Boreal Mountain Resort
Boreal Mountain from the lodge
Boreal Mountain from the lodge
Location Boreal Ridge
Nearest city Truckee, California
Coordinates 39°19′54″N 120°21′04″W / 39.3317°N 120.3511°W / 39.3317; -120.3511Coordinates: 39°19′54″N 120°21′04″W / 39.3317°N 120.3511°W / 39.3317; -120.3511
Top elevation 7,700 ft (2,300 m)
Base elevation 7,200 ft (2,200 m)
Skiable area 380 acres (150 ha)
Runs 41 total
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg 30% beginner
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg 55% intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg 15% advanced
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)

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 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.

Parking lot at Boreal 

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