Ski Resorts Statistics
Planning a ski trip and looking for ski resort facts? Our Tahoe ski resort list all the facts you'll need to have a great day on the mountain. Click on each Lake Tahoe and nearby ski resort to see a list to get all their information including a terrain breakdown, mountain stats, number of lifts, average snowfall, base area and summit elevations, and other records and information of each ski resort that guests can use to learn more before you explore on the hill. Your next ski vacation starts right here!
Bear Valley is a friendly and relaxing High Sierra escape located in the beautiful Central Sierra Mountains. Nestled off Scenic Highway Highway 4, this year-round destination offers activities from relaxation to extreme adventure in every season. Whether you’re looking to get your heart racing or to just slow down and savor the Sierra, Bear Valley is the perfect destination to enjoy the outdoors as Mother Nature intended. The ski area is comprised of great intermediate and advanced terrain mixed with multiple options for beginners and intermediates. The resort is known for being a relaxing High Sierra escape complete with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains.
Located on Interstate 80 along Lake Tahoe, Boreal Mountain Resort is one of the easiest resorts to access from Northern California and Nevada. Boasting almost 80% snowmaking coverage, Boreal is one of the first Lake Tahoe resorts to open each winter. The mountain averages 400 inches of snowfall per season alongside 240 days of sunshine a year. The resort is home to family friendly terrain combined with more advanced intermediate trails. The resort is known for having a great atmosphere and provides spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.
Diamond Peak is a ski resort in the western United States, located in Incline Village, Nevada. Near the northeast shore of Lake Tahoe, the resort has 6 chairlifts, 31 runs, open glades, and tree skiing on its 655 acres (2.65 km2) of terrain. It's summit elevation is 8,540 feet (2,603 m) above sea level, yielding a vertical drop of 1,840 feet (561 m), sixth among the ski areas surrounding Lake Tahoe. Its season ranges from December to April, and its longest run is 2.5 miles (4.0 km). Lifts include the "Lakeview Quad" which features a view of Lake Tahoe during the lift's ascent.Incline Creek and its associated trail ascends gradually to Camp Folsom and back to the Diamond Peak Resort.
Heavenly Ski Resort averages 360 inches of annual snowfall covering 4,800 skiable acres and a 3,500-foot vertical drop. Sitting on the border of California and Nevada that you can actually ski across, it’s easy to find a variety of entertainment and nightlife after a day on the slopes at Heavenly. The resort offers options for après ski, from its Tamarack Lodge to the surrounding south Lake Tahoe area. Heavenly’s top-notch terrain combined with world-class luxury make it a skier and snowboarder favorite.
Homewood Mountain Resort boasts some of, if not the best views in California’s entire Lake Tahoe region. Easily accessible from Interstate 80 and California Highway 89, the resort rises 1,650 vertical feet from the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe to its 7,880’ summit elevation. The resort averages 450 inches of snowfall and 300 days of sunshine each year. While there are beginner terrain options (15%) and advanced terrain (35%), skiers and snowboarders often come to enjoy an abundance of intermediate terrain (50% of the mountain) while taking in the views of crystal clear Lake Tahoe.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a year-round mountain destination located along the Sierra Crest in the Eldorado National Forest south of Lake Tahoe in California. The terrain at Kirkwood offers skiers and riders everything from long groomed trails to expert lines and chutes. The resort receives abundant snowfall each season coupled with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. The village contains ski in, ski out accommodations with adjacent shops and restaurants. The resort also plays host to other activities including cross country skiing, snow shoeing, dog sled tours and backcountry access.
Mount Rose Ski Tahoe is the closest ski resort to Reno, Nevada. And the only ski resort that offers a 360 degree view into Nevada's Truckee Meadows and Lake Tahoe. At the top of the peak on a clear day one can see a unique transition of arid desert to the east and lush evergreen forest of the Sierra Mountain Range to the west. The Resort is located about 30 miles (50 km) south of Reno in the Carson Range. Mt. Rose is Tahoe's highest base elevation at about 8,260 ft (2,520 m) and the summit is 9,700 ft (3,000 m). The resort area is 1,200 acres (4.9 km2), and is located in the Toiyabe National Forest.
Northstar California, previously known as Northstar-at-Tahoe, is located near the north shore of Lake Tahoe and is home to over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. The resort is known for its laid back atmosphere coupled with high-end luxury accommodations, shopping and dining. The resort is home to impeccable grooming, incredible tree skiing and a variety of terrain options suitable for any ability level. The resort also contains world-class terrain parks and a 22-foot superpipe designed by Olympian Shaun White.
Since its inception in 1946, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort has grown into its role as one of Lake Tahoe's largest resort areas. Sierra-at-Tahoe features 14 chairlifts that access 2000 acres of skiable terrain and 2,212 feet of vertical. The resort also provides 5 backcountry access gates into Huckleberry Canyon. The resort includes 8 food outlets, 6 bars, ski & snowboard group and private lessons as well as a telemark and backcountry center. The 46 available trails average 400 inches of snow per year. Blizzard Mountain provides tubing hills and a snowplay area. In addition, visitors will find 3 miles of snowshoe trails.
As the longest running ski resort in California, Soda Springs Mountain Resort is the best place to explore the magic of winter in Tahoe. Secluded in the picturesque pines and conveniently located directly off of Interstate-80, the welcoming resort spirit and relaxed atmosphere is perfect for families new to snow. In fact, Soda Springs offers Planet Kids, a dedicated snowplay area designed for children ages 8 & under. Although, big kids can play too! Planet Kids is best described as a snow playground featuring tubing carousals, snow-tubing lanes, ski/snowboard specific learning areas, snow volcanoes to climb and more. If you’re looking to speed things up a bit, Tube Town is Tahoe’s premier snow tubing area with up to 20 runs and a 400ft. surface lift.
Voted 2016 'Best Ski Resort' in North America by USA Today and 10Best Readers' Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and nearly 60 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the spring skiing capital as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. Listed below are all Apline Meadow Mountain statistics. To see Squaw Valley mountain statistics here.
Perched atop Tahoe’s Donner Summit, Sugar Bowl Resort is the closest major resort to Sacramento and the Bay Area. Sugar Bowl offers terrain to accommodate beginners and challenge experts, spreading across four peaks serviced by 13 lifts and 1500 acres with 500 inches of annual snowfall. As one of the country's oldest ski areas, Sugar Bowl has kept it's classic ski atmosphere while providing modern amenities. Guests can access the resort through two portals--a quick ride on the historic gondola to the snow bound Village or slope side parking at the modern Mt. Judah Day Lodge.
You'll discover Tahoe Donner in the upper reaches of Truckee. It is five miles from Donner Lake and less than 20 miles from Lake Tahoe. You will find one quad chairlift, one double chairlift and one surface lift accessing 14 runs with over 120 skiable acres. Tahoe Donner Ski Area is committed to being "the best place for family fun and learning." Wide-open bowls, uncrowded slopes, great beginner terrain, excellent grooming, and a friendly, courteous staff await all. Sledding is open during weekends and holidays periods at the Snowplay Area located at the Trout Creek Recreation Center.