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Boreal Mountain Resort


[Lift Tickets, Rental Equipment, Ski & Snowboard Lessons, Children's Ski School]

Boreal Ski Resort - We Make Skiing Easy!Welcome. Enjoy our mountain playground with snow activities for everyone. Snowboarding or skiing, you'll discover a fun atmosphere, super friendly employees and tons of special activities for all levels. Award-winning lesson programs range from the innovative Children's Snow School, to specialty camps and clinics where even parents can participate with their children. Everything is guaranteed to your satisfaction. Over the years we've worked hard to bring to you the best family mountain experience available.

GUARANTEED! Boreal is committed to providing the best possible skiing and service every day. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your experience at Boreal, please let us know. We will do our best to make it right.

Easy Guarantee: If for any reason the skiing does not meet your expectations, return your lift ticket within 1/2 hour of purchase and receive a full cash refund. It's that easy. Mountain Users must recognize that there are inherent risks in winter sports, including those posed by changing snow conditions and coverage of obstacles. This guarantee is limited to a ticket refund only. Please ski with care.

ON SITE LODGING! For just $89 per person per night, escape to Boreal, and receive a free lift ticket for each guest. (based on double occupancy in standard room, includes 1 lift ticket per person). Offer is valid Sunday - Thursday, non holiday. Offer subject to availability. Some weekends may be available. The Boreal Inn is just 1/4 mile from the ski lifts and offers spacious rooms that can accommodate up to 4 people. FREE continental breakfast is served daily. All children ages 4 and under stay FREE! For Lodging Reservations Call: (530) 426-1012.

All Mountain Terrain Park: Boreal Mountain Resort boasts the first all-mountain terrain park in Northern California. Boreal's terrain parks consist of 4 separate areas. The Mini Shred for the beginners, Core Park to increase confidence and skill level and the Shred Park offers a fun flowing park for you and all your friends.

  • Mini Shred
    • A great place to start getting your shred on. Features in the Mini-Shred Park are easier to master and help build confidence before stepping into the larger parks.
  • Core Park
    • Open 9am - 9pm, the CORE Park offers day and night fun including a NEW jib line and jump line. The CORE park also hosts Boreal's Superpipe.
  • Shred Park
    • Accessed by the Lost Dutchman or the 49er Lift, the Shred Park is the place to hang with your friends, whether racing thru the boarder cross course, jibbing on the jib line or bobbing thru a rhythm section.
  • BagJump
    • The Boreal BagJump is a Terrain Park Feature and should only be used by those that have progressed and are riding/skiing within their skill level. The BagJump pass is not packaged together with the Woodward Tahoe Bunker Pass. BagJump passes will not be sold separately. For information about the Woodward Tahoe Bunker Pass visit www.woodwardtahoe.com. Mandatory requirements apply in order to access BOREAL'S BagJump Training Arena.

Night Skiing/Riding: One of the only resorts in the area to offer night skiing/boarding, night terrain parks and a fully lit half-pipe. Night lift tickets go on sale at 3:15pm and riding is open till 9:00pm post Thanksgiving into April. Operation may be altered due to extreme weather.

  • 41 Trails - 480 ride-able acres
  • Longest Run - 1 mile
  • 8 Lifts: 2 quads, 3 triples, 1 double, 1 moving carpet + 1 moving carpet at our tube park
  • 7,700 ft top elevation - 7,200 ft base elevation = 500 feet vertical drop
  • Snow-making: 75-80% terrain coverage
  • Terrain: 30% beginner, 55% intermediate, 15% advanced, lanes for tubing
  • Trail Guide
Snowboarding at Boreal Mountain Resort

Lift Ticket Rates

All Day
Night Only
Adult (19-59) $52/*$58 $26
Teen (13-18) $42 $26
Child (5-12) $20 $20
Child (4 & under) $5 $5
Seniors (60-69) $42 $26
Seniors (70+) $20 $20
Parent Shared $52/*$58
*Holiday Pricing in effect on the following dates with an asterisk: Nov. 22Ė25, 2012, Dec. 25 2012 - Jan 5, 2013, Jan 19-21, 2013 and Feb 16-23, 2013.
**Kids Club and Ski School have an extended holiday period.
Night Hours run post Thanksgiving through March, weather permitting. Resort closes at 4:00pm when night skiing/boarding is not in operation. Operating hours and prices may change without notice. Snow bikes are not allowed at Boreal. Snow skates are allowed with leashes.

With an All Day Ticket you can ski or ride from morning until night, and with a Night Ticket you can enjoy the mountain under the lights for a fraction of the cost (3:30pm-9pm post Thanksgiving through March). Boreal also offers a Parent Shared Ticket that allows adults to share a single pass, so parents can balance time with their toddlers. College students, sweat your exams but donít sweat your lift ticket fees, ski or ride Fridayís at Boreal with your college student ID for just $15. Armed Forces - Check with your Outdoor Recreation Office for discounted lift tickets. We also offer $15 lift tickets on Fridays for all active military with a valid ID. (Holiday restrictions include 11/23/12, 12/28/12 & 1/4/13).

Equipment Rentals

Equipment Rentals: Boreal's state-of-the-art rental facility is under one roof. On the first floor of the main lodge you'll find one-stop shopping for all your ski/snowboard rental needs, lift tickets, lesson packages and kid's club packages! Boreal offers one of Tahoe's largest rental programs. High performance equipment and repair services offered daily. Season Passholders can now add unlimited rentals to their pass for only $149

Ski Rental Equipment

  • Ski Package (skis, boots, poles) Adult $40.00, Child (5-12) $30.00
  • High Performance Ski Package (skis, boots, poles) Adult $49.00, Child (5-12) $39.00
  • Helmet Rental $5.00
  • Boots Only $15.00

Snowboard Rental Equipment

All board rental packages include board and boots.

  • Snowboard Package (board and boots) Adult $40.00, Child $30.00
  • High Performance Snowboard Package Adult $49.00, Child $39.00
  • Helmet Rental $5.00
  • Boots Only $15.00
Boreal offers free ski/snowboard check for all Boreal rental equipment. If you are not renting, we encourage you to use this service for just $2.00.
A credit card is required as a deposit on all rental equipment. Please allow at least one-hour prior to lesson time for rental process on busy weekends and holidays.
Adult Rental Apparel is available

Ski or Snowboard Lessons

Easy Ski, Learn to Ski or SnowboardBeginner and experienced skiers and snowboarders can take advantage of Borealís professional instructors. Skiers/boarders can purchase packages for group or private lessons. The beginner lift ticket allows beginners to ride the New Moving Carpet, Nugget, Gunnarís, Claimjumper and Discovery chairlifts. NO RUSH! During peak weekends and holidays (Christmas/New Yearís week, Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, and Presidentís Weekend).

  • Boreal's new 1-2-3 Ski Free
    • 1st Time: $75/*$85
      • Learn to ski/snowboard at Boreal
    • 2nd Time: $30/*$40
      • Lesson Package (limited lift, lesson, rental)
    • 3rd Time: $30/*$40
      • Lesson Package (limited lift, lesson, rental)
    • 4th Time:
      • Get a FREE Season Pass (*holiday rates apply)
  • Adult Beginner Package
    • Skiing or Snowboarding (ages 13 & up) $70.00/*$80.00
  • Group Beginner Ski or Snowboard Package
    1ĺ hour lesson offered daily. Limited lift ticket and rental equipment (skis, boots, & poles or snowboard & boots). Lesson times subject to change due to weather.
    • Adult and Kid's Group Ski Lesson Only (ages 13 and up) $40.00 (*holiday rates apply)
  • Private Lessons*
    • 1 hour Private Ski/Snowboard Lesson (1 person lesson) $79.00
    • 1 hour Private Ski/Snowboard Lesson (2 person lesson) $95.00
    • Each additional person $25.00
    • Each additional hour $65.00
    • Early Bird Private Ski/Snowboard Lesson (9:00am) $65.00
*Reservations are recommended for Private Lessons. Call 530.426.3666 ext. 125 (adults age 13 and up) or call 530.426.3666 ext. 188 (kids ages 4-12).
Ski School Holiday Pricing: Nov. 22-25, 2012, Dec. 25, 2012 - Jan 5, 2013, Jan. 19-21, 2013 & Feb. 16-23, 2013.

Everything For Kids





The Boreal Kids Club is a great way for kidsí ages 4Ė12 to learn to ski and snowboard. The Kids Club is designed to teach children of all abilities to ski and snowboard so your child can learn at the pace that best suits him/her (snowboarding is available for children over 8 years old only). Full-Day Kids Club Participants: On the day of arrival go directly to the Rental Cashiers where they will process your payment and you will receive your child's lift ticket. You will then head directly to Kids Club for check-in between 9:00am-9:40am. There your child will be fitted with their equipment and will meet the other children joining in their lesson.

Kids Club is offered on a first-come first-serve basis, no reservations are accepted. If you have any questions, please call 530.426.3666 ext 188.

Kids Club packages include all day lift pass, all day equipment rental and lesson. Helmets are required for Kids Club lessons. Parents are encouraged to bring your own, or can rent helmets for $5.00.

If you have any questions, please call (530) 426Ė3666 ext. 188.

  • Kids Club Packages

    • The full day program is from 10:00am-3:00pm and includes lesson, lunch, all day rentals and lift tickets. Helmets are required for Kids Club lessons. Parents are encouraged to bring your own, or you can rent helmets for $5.00.
      • Full Day Package: $100.00/*$110.00
      • Half-Day Package: $75.00/*$85.00
    • Private Lessons: Based on availability at 9:00am, 12:15pm and 3:30pm.
      • One Hour Private Lesson: $79.00
      • One Hour Private Lesson for 2: $95.00
      • Additional Hour: $65.00
      • Additional Child: $25.00
*Kids Club Holiday Pricing: Nov. 22-25, 2012, Dec. 25, 2012 - Jan. 5, 2013, Jan. 19-21, 2013 & Feb. 16-23, 2013.
Kids Club Packages at Boreal

We're Closer!! Boreal is the closest and easiest resort to access from all parts of Northern California and Reno, Nevada. Conveniently located off Interstate 80, take the Boreal/Castle Peak Exit and you are in the parking lot.

  • Sacramento, California
    • Take I-80 east for 80 miles and exit Boreal/ Castle Peak exit.
  • San Francisco, California
    • Take I-80 east for 175 miles and exit Boreal / Castle Peak exit
  • Reno, Nevada
    • Take I-80 west 45 miles and exit Boreal/Castle Peak exit
  • Kings Beach, Incline Village and South Lake Tahoe
    • Take Highway 267 to I-80 west and exit Boreal / Castle Peak exit
  • Tahoe City and Homewood
    • Take Highway 89 north to I-80 west and exit Boreal / Castle Peak exit
Photos and information courtesy Boreal

Boreal/Castle Peak exit off I-80, 3 miles west of Donner Lake

Boreal Mountain Resort
P.O. Box 39, Truckee, California 96160
Current Conditions & Office: (530) 426-3666
E-mail: Boreal Mountain Resort

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