Soda Springs Mountain Resort

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.


Soda Springs Mountain Resort is the closest and easiest resort to access from all parts of Northern California. Located just one mile off Interstate 80 at Donner Summit. Follow-up the road for about 1/4 mile to the yellow blinking light and turn right. Soda Springs Mountain Resort offers 3 parking lots for your convenience.


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


  • Base Elevation: 6,700’
  • Peak Elevation: 7,352’
  • Vertical rise: 652'


  • Average Annual Snowfall: 400 inches
  • Snowmaking: 20 acres of snow making

Trail Classification (total mountain acreage)

  • 23% Beginner
  • 31% Intermediate
  • 46% Advanced
  • 0% Expert

Skiable Acres: 200 acres

  • Trails: 13
  • Terrain Parks: 0

Lift System

  • Total Number of Lifts: 4
  • Triple Chairs: 1
  • Double Chairs: 1
  • Surface Lifts: 2


Soda Springs Mountain Resort 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

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