Boreal Mountain Resort

Boreal mountain resort
Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee
SnowPak review
Customer reviews


Boreal Mountain Resort is one of the top resorts in California. With 33 runs spanning 380 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Boreal Mountain Resort vs
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

Boreal Mountain Resort Reviews

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WLWilson L.
intermediate skier

3.9 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
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
MDMatthew D.
intermediate snowboarder

3.8 / 5

Nov 30, 2017
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
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder

3.4 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
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... More
LVLogan V.
advanced snowboarder
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
This was a fun resort for my wife and I. It was a little crowded,but had good runs that she was comfortable on. The park there is awesome with some unique features. There did seem to be a little bit of an attitude that good snowboarders are the ones that rule the hill, but for... More
TZTaylor Z.
expert snowboarder

3.9 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
Boreal and Woodward Tahoe are amazing for all experience levels! Right off of I-80 on Donner Summit between Sacramento and Reno/Tahoe make it accessible for a day on the slopes for everyone. Top of the line Terrain parks and snowmaking. Great lesson package deals, friendly staff,... More
CHChristopher H.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 19, 2017
This is an excellent resort to learn to ride. Not too small to get bored on and also not to large to get lost on. I highly recommend this resort for anyone who just wants to get out and ride.
FAFabio A.

5 / 5

Oct 09, 2017
Boreal is the first resort I went to when I started snowboarding 2 seasons ago, it is a great place for people to learn how to ride, and also has great runs for those looking for something more of a challenge.
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