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Boreal Mountain Resort

Interstate 80 at Castle Peak Exit, Truckee, CA 96160
+1 530-426-3666
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Not for true skiers.

Well, Boreal's nickname is BoringHill. Name says it all. It's definitely a beginner hill but they... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve R
Roseville, California
Best season pass

I learned to ski here 40 years ago. Much improved over the years and still a bargain. Ski on week... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Roseville, California
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Snowboarding ski resort, offering snow play activities for everyone, including special programs for toddlers.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good20%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Interstate 80 at Castle Peak Exit, Truckee, CA 96160
+1 530-426-3666
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, Boreal's nickname is BoringHill. Name says it all. It's definitely a beginner hill but they do have a good terrain park and snow boarders seem to like it. They also have night skiing which is cool. Right off I-80, so easy quick access. Also,...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I learned to ski here 40 years ago. Much improved over the years and still a bargain. Ski on week days if you can.

Thank jazzrockskier
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We went here on Thursday, April 20 and my 5 year old did a 2-hour ski lesson for $94 plus $10 for a helmet and had such a good time (even though it was cold that day) that we came back on Friday. She liked...More

Thank Abnegazar
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We drove up to Boreal on the last Friday of the whole season. The beginners lesson (for kids) was great and very useful. The staff at Boreal was helpful on the beginner chair lifts, giving tips and advice. The cafe food was good too. Skiing...More

Thank WestCoastFamiles
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We chose Boreal for our ski day because of the price. We're not big skiers so spending a day at a small resort suited us just fine. The lodge is outdated, but the kids working there were friendly. A few of the lifts were down...More

Thank kassr26
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I brought 3 friends here for lessons on a Wednesday. The rental set up took way too long. They were seriously short handed. My friends were 5 minutes late for lesson even though they were in line an hour before lesson time. The deep snow...More

Thank DaveyJ5150
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

If you want to just have some fun with the kids playing on the snow then this place will do.im not really sure though if the place is good enough for pro skiers, i believe this is more of a beginner spot. It's sad as...More

Thank l_neveph
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This was the best tubing place that I remember experiencing. The shutes were fast with a nice moving sidewalk and no lines. Unfortunately, some of the staff clearly didn't want to be there but others were upbeat and friendly. The restrooms in the lodge were...More

Thank Christine A
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Just off I-80, Boreal no doubt is experiencing record crowds due to the massive snowfall Tahoe is experiencing this winter. However, be ready to wait for rental equipment, as the kids running the place are still figuring out how to manage the crowds. I give...More

Thank cutr2000
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I have been skiing for over 40 years and one of the ski areas that I went to was Boreal. Why, because it was the closest, quickest, easiest, and cheapest places to ski. Not much has changed over the years. It's location off of I-80...More

Thank Robski60
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