Boreal Mountain Resort

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.

Location

Located off Highway 89, between Truckee and Tahoe City, on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Alpine Meadows is just 42 miles from Reno, 96 miles from Sacramento and 196 miles from San Francisco via all weather Interstate 80.

Seasons

  • Winter: November – Mid-May
  • Daily Lift Operations: 9am-4pm, subject to change due to weather and conditions

Elevations

  • Base Elevation: 7,200 ft (2,200 m)
  • Peak Elevation: 7,700 ft (2,300 m)
  • Vertical rise: 500'

Snow

Average Annual Snowfall: 400 inches (1,000 cm) Snowmaking: 200 acres snowmaking coverage

Trail Classification (total mountain acreage)

  • 30% Beginner
  • 55% Intermediate
  • 15% Advanced
  • 0% Expert
  • Skiable Acres: 380 ac
  • Trails: 33
  • Terrain Parks: 6

Lift System

  • Total Number of Lifts: 8
  • Express Quad: 2
  • Triple Chairs: 3
  • Double Chairs: 1
  • Surface Lifts: 2

Climate

Boreal sees more than 300 days of cloudless, sunny skies per year. Average daytime highs and night time lows in Fahrenheit.
  • Nov: 47 high, 24 low
  • Dec: 40 high, 20 low
  • Jan: 36 high, 16 low
  • Feb: 39 high, 18 low
  • Mar: 44 high, 21 low
  • Apr: 50 high, 26 low
  • May: 60 high, 32 low