Boreal

19659 Boreal Ridge Rd., Truckee , CA (Driving Directions to Boreal)
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Last Updated: 4/16/2014 6:47 PM

Boreal Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 12 Beginner
  • 11 Intermediate
  • 13 Advanced
A wonderful family resort offering over 480 skiable acres with terrain for all ages and ability levels, a wide variety of terrain parks, family tubing and Woodward Tahoe!

Boreal Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Boreal Operations

Status

Open

Lifts Open/Total

4 of 8

Weekday Hours

Mon-Fri: 9a-9p

Trails Open/Total

26 of 36

Weekend Hours

Sat/Sun: 9a-9p

Acres Open/Total

280 of 480

Boreal Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

7,200 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

500 ft

Avg Base Depth

80"

Peak Elevation

7,700 ft

Boreal Ski Pictures and Photos

Boreal Logo
Boreal Logo
Boreal Trail Map
Boreal Trail Map
Woodward Tahoe On-Snow Freeski Day Camp, February 19, 2013
Boreal Mountain 1 Day Lift Tickets, February 15, 2012
Boreal Mountain 1 Day Lift Tickets, February 15, 2012
Boreal Mountain 1 Day Lift Tickets, February 15, 2012
Boreal Mountain 1 Day Lift Tickets, February 15, 2012
Boreal Mountain 1 Day Lift Tickets, February 15, 2012
Boreal Mountain 1 Day Lift Tickets, February 15, 2012
Woodward Tahoe On-Snow Freeski Day Camp, February 19, 2013
Woodward Tahoe On-Snow Freeski Day Camp, February 19, 2013
Boreal Mountain 1 Day Lift Ticket + Woodward CORE Membership, February 21, 2013
Boreal Mountain 1 Day Lift Ticket + Woodward CORE Membership, February 21, 2013
Boreal Mountain 1 Day Lift Ticket + Woodward CORE Membership, February 21, 2013
Boreal Mountain 1 Day Lift Ticket + Woodward CORE Membership, February 21, 2013

Boreal Reviews & Tips (14)

Like all things in life you get what you pay for. Boreal is no Squaw or Heavenly, but it is the closest ski area to the Bay Area in Tahoe (3 hours door to door) and as a result is a large draw. The mountain is small, but if you're creative and the management is willing, the territory opens up. I'll explain what I mean by the latter part of my previous statement. I went on 04/03/14, and there were only 3 lifts running (Accelerator, Gunnar's, and Claim Jumper) out of a total of 9. I asked several members of Boreal personnel about the other lifts, because there was good snow cover and it would have provided many more options. I was told point blank that a lot of the lifts would not be running, no reason. They said that they may be open over the weekend. That said, if you were willing to mush over to Skier's left, there was good snow on Waterfall and West Face, but short of hiking your own routes on skier's right, or down the backside the options were limited at best. C'mon Boreal, bite the bullet and get the lifts running, especially when there's a storm surge and some good snow.
Boreal review written Apr 07 2014 - 10:22 AM
 
Scip Advanced Snowboarder
save your money and go else where - only half the lifts were open, runs were not groomed and young staff not to good with customer service skills. it was spring break and a perfect snowing day - really upset with the lack of groomed runs and then only a handful open. shame on you. never going back.
Boreal review written Apr 03 2014 - 03:28 PM
 
Di Intermediate Skier
There must be some fair formula that if half of lift chairs are running. They should charge only half price.Only a quarter of the trails open, They should charge a quarter of regular price. There were 2 good beginner chair running. We have only one chair to ride for non-beginner. So it get boring very quick. The base area are too flat to glide. We need to walk up to get to the base of lift every time. Even we are paying to do down hill skiing. They force you to do more hiking.
Boreal review written Feb 01 2014 - 04:33 PM
 
Sam Intermediate Skier
Good beginner mtn, with short runs and lots of low grade hills. Due to the lack of rain, there was very little snow and the blown snow was slushy by afternoon. Wait until it rains to go here.
Boreal review written Jan 07 2014 - 03:04 PM
 
David Intermediate Snowboarder
The skiing was great. I was teaching my 9 year old to ski for the second time as he had complications the first go around, 4 years earlier. This time he had a blast. My older son and I also enjoyed ourselves. I would caution that if you can avoid using their rental boots you may be better off as I developed welts on my calves from wearing their boots. Had I known of this I would have found a way to transport my skis and boots. Until I got back to the motel though I had a great time and didn't notice the pain to my calves.
Boreal review written Jan 05 2014 - 10:36 PM
 
Bruce Advanced Skier
BEWARE OF THEFT! My son's snowboard was stolen while he was inside bunker getting a drink. I had read about recent theft at Boreal and cautioned by teen boys.. however, the end result was snowboard was stolen anyway! it was not even a new or particularly nice board!!
Boreal review written Dec 30 2013 - 02:13 PM
 
veebee Intermediate Snowboarder
Great slope for beginners. My girlfriend is learning how to snowboard here. Lesson prices are great and there are enough straight green runs to cut your chops. As an intermediate: I found this resort to be way to small for my wants. You are going to spend more time on lifts than you will going down the actual hill. Not bad for a season warm up day. Note: If you ride parks, do tricks and such, this place has more terrain features than anything else I have seen. Highly recommend checking out if you like jumps and rails.
Boreal review written Dec 18 2013 - 04:01 PM
 
Justin Intermediate Snowboarder
Woodward can start to get crowded around 3pm-4pm....if you can get there early, you have much fewer people!
Boreal review written Mar 02 2013 - 09:27 AM
 
Richard Advanced Skier
Nice bunny slope. I've had some which dump you off on what seems like a 10' drop off, then mellow out to a bunny hill, but Boreal's was nice and smooth from the start. The staff was very helpful in directing me to places, and were pleasant to deal with. This is a nice park for families and beginners, not to mention right off the freeway so you don't have to deal with too much in the way of snowy, unplowed roads. I went 2/9/13, & they were making snow on that gorgeous day. The quality was perfectly soft on the bunny slope, & a little icy on the intermediate run. The slopes weren't overly packed, but the parking lot was. We got there at noon, but I'd go earlier to get a parking space.
Boreal review written Feb 11 2013 - 02:18 PM
 
Paula Beginner Skier
I thought the trip was great! I brought my daughters for their first time skiing and they had SO much fun. Most of the lifts were open, though my wife and kids only used the easy slopes, which was just fine. There weren't many people there at all and we didn't have to wait once for a lift. One of my daughters had a lesson and the staff was great. I think she has more confidence than me now. We got a great deal through Liftopia for rentals and lift tickets and saved a lot of money too! Definitely gonna do it again. Try going on a weekday if you can.
Boreal review written Apr 07 2012 - 05:31 PM
 
Doug Intermediate Skier
Its a great place to ski on your way up to Tahoe, since you can get there late and still ski until 9 pm. I agree with the other reviewers that some lifts were closed and I was disappointed. But after asking around and at other resorts, this seems to be a really slow season and many resorts had some lifts closed.
Boreal review written Apr 07 2012 - 09:42 AM
 
Gina Intermediate Skier
I bought a ticket that included one lift ticket and one tubing ticket. I was really excited to go tubing after snowboarding, but the tubing area was closed when my friends and I walked over at 2:30pm (a full 90 minutes before the entire resort was closing). So if you want to go tubing, go early or ask what time they'll close!
Boreal review written Mar 21 2012 - 04:51 PM
 
Jessica Intermediate Snowboarder
I went on a Monday, and there were only two lifts open and only a couple possible runs. I hadn't been skiing in years and I was really looking forward to it, but I found myself bored after only a few trips down the mountain. If you're going to go to this resort, confirm beforehand that they have most of their lifts open. Otherwise this resort gets very boring very fast.
Boreal review written Feb 08 2012 - 02:13 PM
 
Scott Beginner Skier
Explore around Boreal. There is so much more than you can see from I-80.
Boreal review written Aug 19 2009 - 12:53 PM
 
Curtis Intermediate Snowboarder

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