Boreal Mountain Resort

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Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price
Donner Lake Village
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
12% off $422
Cedar Point - 3 Br Home
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
8% off $1,629
Cutest Donner Lake ! 3br + Loft, New Listing 3 Bedroom Cabin
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
8% off $1,301

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One of the closest ski resorts to San Francisco, Boreal Mountain is a mostly park/jibber mountain with extensive night skiing and home to Woodward Tahoe, a year-round playground. The extensive snowmaking here makes it one of the first to open each season and its proximity to their sister resort Soda Springs provides a great affordable alternative for families.

16/17 Historical Snowfall

Boreal Mountain Resort

Boreal Mountain ResortBear Mountain
beginner30 %42 %
intermediate55 %39 %
advanced15 %3 %
expert-16 %
total runs33 38
ski area380ac 748ac
summit elevation7,700ft 8,804ft
total lifts8 13
child lift ticket$5 $40
adult lift ticket$79 $99
back country
value for money
average total snowfall271″ 58″

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Boreal Mountain Resort Reviews

Average 3.5 / 5
based on 14 reviews

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Poor!1.2 / 5Apr 29, 2019
Boreal Mountain Resort ReviewsYasmin B.
beginner snowboarder
It's good if you have your own equipments.They could not rent me the right snowboard and the binding came off twice while i was snowboarding.The workers are rude and unpleasant.The facilities are dirty.... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Feb 18, 2019
Boreal Mountain Resort ReviewsBradford M.
advanced skier
Really fun for beginners or advanced riders/skiers interested in the terrain park. Terrain park of all ability levels for riders to progress. Great learn to ride program - 3 lessons and you get a free pass. Nice open window lodge for family members to watch beginners/park riders. Good value overall. Plus, there's woodward for bad weather days. Easy... More
Poor!1.8 / 5Feb 18, 2019
Boreal Mountain Resort ReviewsCarey C.
beginner skier
Zero stars for Thomas and the team at Boreal - was rude to and made my 12 year old daughter cry, took our money, wouldn't let us ski, and then wouldn't give us a refund: I am a long time skier, and this year we decided to do the Take 3 Ride Free program at Boreal for my wife and our 4 kids who wanted to learn how to ski. They all took 1 lesson... More
Good!3.8 / 5Feb 18, 2019
Boreal Mountain Resort ReviewsDonald P.
advanced snowboarder
The resort is beginner friendly with many new rider friendly promotions like the take 3 lessons and get a season pass for free. The slopes tend to be more mellow but being the only resort that offers night riding makes up for it.... More
Good!3.7 / 5Jan 14, 2019
Boreal Mountain Resort ReviewsJohn C.
advanced snowboarder
If your flight lands in the afternoon and you wanna warm up for your Tahoe trip with some night skiing, this is the place to go. In size and feel it reminds me of a ski resort you'd find in northeast PA - Same sorta shorter, flatter runs, but with way better snow. Great for beginners and intermediates. And of course, how can you forget all the... More
Average!2.8 / 5Sep 07, 2018
Boreal Mountain Resort ReviewsBob S.
advanced snowboarder
Boreal is fine for the beginner and park rider. They always have snow because they can make it at warmer temps. athey fail at customer service. Rarely do they have the whole mountain available or groomed. Don't know why they closed the backside years ago,but it could really help decongest the frontside traffic. Benefits are the price if you get a... More
Average!3.4 / 5Apr 26, 2018
Boreal Mountain Resort ReviewsBob S.
advanced snowboarder
Boreal has always been known as the local resort that is cheap with lots of parks. It's no longer. Cheap if you buy one full prices ticket, but there are many ways to save money. The parks are a plenty, but skill level has moved to a high level over the last decade. The full mountain and all the lifts are rarely 100% open and operational, which... More
Good!3.9 / 5Dec 03, 2017
WLWilson L.
intermediate skier
Great place to be with friendly staff and good operations. Wish they opened more lifts instead of only 3 max. Love the expert accelator, brings you up the mountain very fast and always no line for it... More
Good!3.8 / 5Nov 30, 2017
MDMatthew D.
intermediate snowboarder
Boreal is a great starter mountain. The resort is not very large but there are a number of different runs. Lift tickets a pretty cheap, and night ride is a great value. Overall I enjoyed this park.... More
Average!3.4 / 5Nov 24, 2017
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
If you like to rock jibs then Boreal is the mountain for you. You can find features pretty much on every trail and it is super easy to hike to dial something in or to stack some clips. There isn't anything too challenging for terrain other than the features they build, which are impeccable, but you can definitely push yourself here. The Woodward... More

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