Situated along Highway 80 on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Boreal Mountain Ski Resort enjoys the unique status of being the closest ski resort to both Sacramento and the Bay Area. Boreal, Lake Tahoe has wonderful snow, incredible skiing terrain, and a host of convenient lessons, rentals, terrain parks for skiing and snowboarding, half-pipes, and obstacle courses that you can use to hone your skills, such as Woodward Tahoe. Those travelers following their dreams of downhill fun and adventure to the mesmerizing slopes of Boreal Mountain Ski Resort can access all the possibilities at 19749 Boreal Ridge Road in Soda Springs.
Great Places to Check Out Nearby
At the Resort Village close by, you’ll find the awesome indoor facility known as Woodward Tahoe, where skiers and snowboarders of all ages can practice their skills and learn a few new ones by taking a few classes.
There are also delicious restaurants like the Boreal Eatery, the Fresh Food Bar, Boreal Bar, the delightful Moondoe’s Café (which has wonderful coffee), Boreal BBQ, and Waffle Cabin. Whether you’re starting your day on a high note, stopping for a lunch break, or capping off your evening with a delectable meal, there are plenty of dining options near Boreal Mountain Ski Resort. Additionally, the Resort Village has shops for high-quality sporting gear and more, such as Underground Sports.
Of course, it never hurts to check out what else the mountain has to offer beyond skiing and snowboarding! Playland Tubing is extremely fun for kids, while the pirate-themed terrain park of Neff Land will have you feeling like a kid again too.
If you’re more interested in soaking up the exquisite natural sights of the mountain, you can always take the Cedar Ridge Lift and revel in the picturesque snow-covered cedars and the tranquil silence of the forest at wintertime, or watch the amazing sunsets that Donner Summit has to offer from the Accelerator Lift. Night skiing is another exhilarating way to explore the beauty of the mountain. Boreal Mountain Ski Resort has some of the best night skiing in the entirety of the Lake Tahoe area, providing serene lights that allow skiers to take full advantage of the mountain at any time of the day.
Hike Your Way to Further Adventure and Fun
While Boreal Mountain Ski Resort is known and loved by locals and visitors alike for its incredible downhill appeal, it’s also a vacation destination that keeps guests close to a long list of hiking trails that can be enjoyed year-round. Whether you take to these trails with boots laced up, or snowshoes strapped in place, there’s something wonderfully invigorating about communing with nature and wildlife as you traverse the beautiful terrain this area provides. The following are just a few options when it comes to hitting the trails in true Tahoe style.
Van Norden Meadow
Accessible at 10187 Spring Street in nearby Truckee, Van Norden Meadow is a wonderful hiking area to get out and enjoy the best that nature has to offer. There’s no camping allowed in this area, making it a truly off the beaten path destination where the trails lead to adventure. Many travelers take to Van Norden Meadow on foot or bike while planning time on the itinerary to stop and soak up the scenery. Van Norden Meadow is home to a creek where frogs and snacks can be spotted as well as a collection of local and migratory birds. If you return to hike in the summer months, Van Norden Meadow is home to a wide variety of wild flowers that are sure to captivate the mind and imagination and look particularly good on camera! Upper Castle Creek runs north of Van Norden Meadow for those looking to turn their trek into a multi-day adventure while the South Yuba River flows below. This hiking area keeps guests within proximity to Lake Van Norden offering up a collection bridges, trails and shorelines that are designed to welcome hikers of all ages.
Hole in the Ground Trailhead
Those hiking enthusiasts looking for a more technical trail to tackle with some amount of proximity to Boreal Mountain Ski Resort by vehicle will find everything they’re looking for and more at Hole in the Ground Trailhead. This hiking area near Truckee provides a challenging path through scenic terrain with anywhere from 16-18 miles of trail greeting hikers on a daily basis. The trail works as a loop that includes a section of road that connect Soda Springs and the trailhead near Boreal.
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