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Boreal Ski Resort Guide

Boreal, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift2,350m7,710ft
Resort Height2,400m7,874ft
 Nearest AirportsAtlanta and Reno Tahoe
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The American ski resort of Boreal is at an altitude of 2,400m7,874ft.


Boreal is part of the Lake Tahoe ski area with access to 259km161 miles of downhill skiing, with 84 marked pistes, served by a total of 29 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Boreal itself (36 pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Lake Tahoe ski resorts of Diamond Peak, Donner Ski Ranch, Heavenly, Homewood, Kirkwood, Mount Rose Ski Tahoe, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Palisades Tahoe, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sugar Bowl.

The ski resort itself is at 2,400m7,874ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,350m7,710ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


Boreal offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


Boreal is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Boreal.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Waterfal'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Boreal?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 6 December.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Boreal

Ski Area Stats

Boreal Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Lake Tahoe Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Total Length
259km161 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
100km62 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Boreal Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Resort Altitude (Boreal)2,400m7,874ft
Highest Lift2,350m7,710ft
Lowest Piste2,200m7,218ft
Max Vertical200m656ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Boreal
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Boreal?

This ski resort is in California, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Boreal is Atlanta, 23 minutes drive away.

Reno Tahoe, Sacramento, Chattanooga, Chico Muni and Modesto City airports are all within three hours drive.

Atlanta and Reno Tahoe are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts are able to uplift 13,200 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 50 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Boreal open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Boreal, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Boreal Tourist Office for the latest.

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